I have been trying to get together with some contacts that organize trips for individuals and groups to review the hiking services I am promoting. We had talked previously about the cycling tours. The company is One Step Closer (onestepcloser.net) and I finally got back in touch and it worked to come to their office in Fiesole at 2:30. Well, on the bike, with a pack for materials and lock, in the heat of the day, and a climb to Fiesole. We had a good meeting and it appears they will include the hiking as an option for a group they have coming in early October. Rode back down through Pian De' Mugnone, then home.
Emily and I babysat the kids for a couple of hours then attended a lecture at the Palazzo Tornabuoni with Elaine Ruffalo from the Syracuse program here on Bottecelli. The Palazzo has been renovated and is a 4 seasons residence resort, and as one can imagine, very nice. Prosecco, aperativi, and an excellent lecture.
|Flowers at a gate on the way to San Andrea|
|Wow! What a beautiful road to Baruffi|
|Via Vecchia Pozzolatico.|
|The incredible view from Via Vecchia Pozzolatico.|