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Un po’ di pioggia non fa male nessuno. Alla vill
Che bel gruppo!!
Una visita alla villa di Iris Origo con gli studen
Da qui parte il Bravio - montepulciano’s wine ba
Una vista dalla Montepulciano.
Oggi gita a La Foce , la villa di Iris Origo.