I’ve already written about the pretty medieval town in Tuscany: Abbadia di San Salvatore. You can read my previous post about the town here.
My family and I discovered it last year when my youngest son began track & field camp there last year. This summer, he was back again, and this time his stay coincided with Abbadia di San Salvatore’s medieval festival.
Suffice it to say that this medieval gem was even more impressive with its residents wandering around in medieval outfits, bands playing music from the time and jesters entertaining the crowds.
Despite the warm temperatures, there was only red wine on the menu since, as my medieval waitress pointed out to me, ‘White wine hasn’t been invented yet.’ Who can argue with era-appropriate menus?
Still, how much better can you get than a relaxing, medieval lunch in the cloister of the splendid 8th century Abbadia di San Salvatore, wandering around the town decked out for medieval times and watching little girls in their medieval dresses, braiding one another’s hair?
For more travel tips around Tuscany, see my earlier posts on the imposing castle of Radicofani, visiting medieval Sarteano, views from the top of the volcano-mountain Monte Amiata, relaxing in the thermal baths of San Filippo ai bagni, and exploring Napoleon’s Empire: the island of Elba.