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We had hill town fatigue. Not only did Aaron’s back still ache from carrying our toddler in the backpack, but those quaint streets and trinket shops began to blur together. We ignored the gathering rain clouds, grabbed our one umbrella and headed off to visit two abbeys: Abbey Di Sant Antimo and Abbey Di Monte Oliveto Maggiore.

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We woke up this morning nursing a Lost in Tuscany hangover. We put the map away and chose to visit Montepulicano, a ten minute drive from our apartment. This medieval hill town was where we discovered our second transportation issue: we still don’t have a stroller.

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Today’s simple goal was a forty five minute drive to San Gimignano, a medieval hill town known for its numerous towers. A simple goal for people who can navigate and not be misled by perplexing road signs. We are not those people.

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We pulled into San Antonio Country Resort in the late afternoon. This family friendly resort is an old convent that was converted into vacation rentals and is a 10 minute drive from Montepulicano.

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