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 Sharon + Ken Roberts : November 2002  

textures of the Toscana hills

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our road ahead follows a ridge to the hill city of Volterra -- big views to both sides as we climb, and climb

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We make it to the top of the climb -- the towers that were once far off are now close by

walking around the little city

Sharon in lime

We hike up above the city streets to the top of the hill

the cyclist's reward

We look over the long, long downhill we are about to take on the main road west from Volterra

just past Canneto . . . 

we look back on our climb up the long valley -- mostly rather gentle -- until near the end

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