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.


Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

2 thoughts on “Stroncone to the Tuscan countryside near Castiglione d’Orcia”

  1. Another day of beautiful scenery and delicious looking food. How do you plan your itinerary? Are you looking for historical sites? It appears that you find unusual places. So interesting!

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    1. Pam, Duke plans all our trips. He first buys transportation, flights, ferries, etc. Then he uses guidebooks, Google, and to plan the trip in between. He says it takes about a month to plan a two month trip. This trip was a bit faster to plan because we were using the itinerary that was cut short when the pandemic hit in March 2020.

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