Farmhouse Residence Casa Italia
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Travel Blogs from Lamporecchio
... We thought it was wise to eat something before we tasted wine, so we stopped at the first restaurant that seemed decent. Hannah got a beef filet and Kyle got gnocchi with cheese sauce and asparagus and we split French fries (because they were out of roasted potatoes) and vegetables. The steak and gnocchi were FABULOUS and the service was sweet. All the locals were eating a lunch buffet that was being served, but we didn't think it was worth it. When you ...
... dining. The one English speaking woman decided to go
outside and ask the men that were dining at an outside table filled with locals. They all know who lives where in this town
(since it is a small village). They talked (seems like yelling and gesturing emphatically, when really just discussing) about what we might be looking for and pointed us down the road another 2 kilometers. They were VERY sweet! And after a few more u-turns we ended up at our destination at ...
... cup of tea to keep me going at this early hour. I called down to reception and got them to organise me a cab. By time I got my laundry paid for at reception (the guy had poor English, and my non existent French made this conversation much longer than it should have been) the cab was there. It was a quick trip to Garde Nord and cheaper than journey from there to hotel. I get into the train terminal and look at departure board. I scan all way down to trains departing at 10am ...
... on the street..... We stayed at a great B&B within metres of the main attractions such as the Ponte Vechhio and the Ufizzi. It was above a little Irish Pub so when we arrived early for our check-in it was tough to have to sit down and have a beer whilst they prepared our room. ;-) We managed to see most sights, sometimes tag-teaming during the kids sleep time. Ie. Shaun got us two tickets to the Ufizzi ...
... Accordingly, the villa also grows olives.
The villa was a cool 700 years old. We walked through the traditional casks and barrels which age the wine. Each had a glass contraption on top which allowed CO2 out, but no O2 in which would oxidize the liquid, turning it into vinegar. It is not mechanized in any way, and was invented by Leonardo da Vinci. They try to keep everything as traditional and as faithful as ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking