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... shop on the way home!
Along the route back to San Michele, we spotted some kind of outdoor antiques/junk/garden shop of sorts, though with no one manning it to be found anywhere. So we captured the interesting things and went on our way back home. The scene was quite beautiful in spite of the odd and eclectic mix of objects, or maybe partly because of it. As always, enjoy the photos and let me know any you think might make good paintings.
... A lot of times in the big developed city of Florence I can picture it being a city in America (maybe) but when we were winding through the hills on tiny roads I really had the feeling that we were so far from home in an entirely different country that I had never been to before this trip. It wasn't a scary feeling, but more an experience that helps to make this whole thing seem real. When we finally arrived at Vignamaggio, we were on this really steep hill I felt ...
Last Tuesday in class, we made parmesan eggplants and tiramisu. I was in the group who made the tiramisu (only 4 people got to do it, so I quickly ran to the front when she asked for volunteers haha) It was really interesting to learn how to make it and it's actually really easy!
After class, some friends and I took a day trip to San Gimignano and Siena. We took a bus to San Gimignano where we first stopped at a family-owned vineyard for lunch and wine ...
Buon pomeriggio! Yesterday we took the train to Florence, which took about two hours with a connection in Pisa. I was lightweight sad that we didn't have enough time to take a picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa but there's always next time I guess. We spent only about 6.5 hours in Florence before taking the train to Venice. In Florence we walked around the perimeter of the famous Duomo, or cathedral/church dome, climbed over 300+ steps to the top of the campinille to see ...
... and with 100+ regulations on how to make it. The tour guide showed us around their estate and how they produce wines (which is mostly similar to Napa but with just some minor differences). Then, she poured us 5 of their wines with the oil they produce, as well as bread, salami and prosciutto. I was in heaven but we were running late (again) so we had to quickly leave and head to Poggio Antico for our next tasting, which was like 30 minutes away. Another tour in ...
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