Stroncone to the Tuscan countryside near Castiglione d’Orcia

Tuesday was an easy day. We drove from Stroncone to a lovely agriturismo in the Tuscan countryside near Castiglione d’Orcia.

Villa La Palazzetta

We stopped to stretched at a commonwealth WWII cemetery we happened to pass. It was beautifully maintained and had a plaque with an excellent summary of the 1943-1945 war in Italy.

The Bolsena War Cemetery
The War in Italy 1943-1945

Then we had a picnic lunch a bit farther down the road.

Picnic lunch

For dinner we drove fifteen minutes into Castiglione d’Orcia and had an excellent dinner at a little restaurant called Il Cerchio delle Streghe. We started with carpaccio, then had homemade pasta with a spicy sauce, then lamb and ended with a molten chocolate cake. It was another wonderfully great meal.

After dinner the German couple at the next table asked where we were from. We had a nice conversation about the area, the farm they bought here, and their recent olive harvest and press.