As mentioned in Slice of Heaven — Part 1, we were able to get out and explore one of the small Tuscan towns that was very close to Ponzano. San Gimignano is a delightful little destination that can be easily covered by foot in just a couple hours. Before we left, Sonny, our host at Ponzano, told us that we must visit a certain gelato shop. “The owner,” he said, “looks like Einstein and makes the best gelato around from his tiny little shop.” Naturally, we took Sonny’s advice and between the two of us, tasted six different flavours including: Vanilla (of course), cinnamon, caramel, coconut, blackberry-lavender, and orange cream! While in the town, we also witnessed a bride and groom emerging from a church as newlyweds– perfectly timed as all the bells in the town began to ring. We also had lunch, did a little shopping, and let Quinn get out of his trusty stroller so he too could stretch his legs and work off some of that gelato!
Here are some parting shots as we were leaving Sunday morning. We were lucky to get Sonny and Alba to sit down for a second so that we could get their picture. Well, Sonny sat and Alba just posed!
If it’s not obvious, Scott and I would highly, HIGHLY recommend Torre di Ponzano to anyone who is planning on spending time in Tuscany!