The day after we visited Siena we had another quietish day, catching up with laundry, emails and sketchbooks. Later in the day we walked up to the main piazza in the village which has arches that may(perhaps) be attributed to Vasari, overlooking the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
There is a cafe called Antica Posta there and we settled ourselves in with a glass of red wine while I drew the arches. It was on this visit that we first noticed Signor Corretto. Well, probably you have heard someone with a ‘whisky voice’ before. This gentleman has a voice like that and then some. We decided that perhaps it was caused by la grappa. The Italians drink ‘caffe Corretto’ which is coffee ‘corrected’ with alcohol. One of those tiny Italian coffees, with alcohol sloshed in so that it is full to the brim. If I take my coffee corrected, I choose grappa, though one has the choice.
In the evening we went to La Piazzetta, a small pizzeria very close to our hotel, and ate the best pizza I have had since arriving in Italy (Amalfi….seafood). We also became friends with a small dog called Ettore, and were invited to drink Spumante and join in birthday wishes for one of Ettore’s human friends.