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Travel Blogs from Radda in Chianti
So on July 11, 2013, Gobind and I set out for Radda. We had wanted to go to Montepulciano the day before and had been talked out of it by someone who does not really know us, just his own opinions and we could not make up for it the next day due to some project constraints in the evening, so we ended up missing that altogether. I gave it one more college try recently in Florence, thinking to book for my birthday, but it is a 4 ...
... dishes that it’s known for. I’m quite proud of myself for all of my adventurous choices in food. Whenever I travel, I order the famous dish of the area. Our waiter also gave us a free glass of Billini, which is a peach champagne that Venice is known for and it was delicious!
Then, we had a 2 and a half hour walking tour throughout Venice, which was really cool. We got to see Steve Job’s old house that he sold 3 years ago. It was so pretty, with ...
Very late start. Rebecca is the last to move at 10.30am. Anne-Marie and I decide we will cook dinner tonight and go to the shops for groceries. Eventually find a fabulous fresh food market and are overwhelmed by the choice. There are 3 butchers in the market and the one we chose speaks a little English and tells us he's been to Australia. Travels from Brisbane to Perth, alice springs and cairns in a ...
... start chatting about everything from politics to drinking preferences. Our favorite person at the table was the German, of course (again, maybe this is due to the fact that Tedesco = German in Italian?). He was a giant ogre who was boisterous and had a similar sense of humor to us (and drinking style). The food is a delicious blur FYI. I had relaxed before dinner with some champagne which was probably not the best idea since wine ...
... and we had not yet tasted it, Bonnie ordered what we would call a wrap of salami di cinghiale(wild boar). Even though she did enjoy it, she found the salami somewhat strong and craved water the rest of the day.
From lunch, we had a short stroll to the famous Duomo which has the third largest nave in the world. It is a beautiful building that words or pictures cannot fully capture.From there we came upon the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service
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- Wheelchair accessibility