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Friday, May 13, 2005


Tomorrow's stage finishes just North West of Florence at Pistoia, which was a Roman colony from the 6th century BC. The stage passes by San Gimignano - the Tuscan town with the NY skyline. My wife and I went to San Gimignano on our wedding day to take photos - it's a spectacular town.

Pistoia is the home to the only zoo in Tuscany and it is believed that the first pistols (pistola in Italian) were manufactured in Pistoia. Capezzana is a town that overlooks the Florence-Pistoia plain from the hills of Carmignanesi. Tonight might be a good night for a 2001 Carmignano, Capezzana.