Antico Podere Propano
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Tuesday I could get used to being on holidays! Another day of glorious weather for touring, culinary experiences and golf in Italy. Great sleep at last. The property is a rustic old two story farm building, built around an enormous courtyard. The courtyard is now grass with a gravel border, and our room has French doors opening out to it. Comfy …
Monday Up and ready to hit the road out of Peille by 8.30. A slightly easier conversation with Dennis this time, helped by our new translator app called 'I Translate'. He asked what we did in Australia, how we found it driving, and was touched that we had bought him a plant...grovelling for the inconvenience we caused! He was quite friendly. Has a …
... have only worn our lightweight jackets a couple of times, and have needed our rain macs just once, so we have been incredibly lucky. Chambery has an amazing history, having been the capital of the Savoie region, and it has been part of Italy, Austria and France at one time or another. We did a lap of the town before a late dinner in an Italian restaurant - this is the way to ease yourself away from Italy and into France! The food was superb, as was the chianti that washed it ...
... it seemed, was covered with neat and orderly vineyards - a feast for the eye in our daily ramblings around the region. We did have several gray-sky days and occasional rain, so our photos do not show the region at its best, however the vistas we saw were memorable. The alps near Turin were faintly visible at the best locations.
Thursday, October 16th, we began our drive out of Italy, toward the beautiful French alps around Chamonix!
... the Barolo region and the G D Vajra winery which produces 400,000 bottles a year. It is a family winery run by the 3 children of the founder. We tasted 3 Nebbiolo reds and a moscato all produced from grapes from their vineyards. Wine makers are strictly controlled by govt regulations as to how long a wine is aged among other things. This then allows them to gain certification as either DOC or DOCG. We also stopped in the town of Borolo and walked the cobbled streets for 40 minutes. ...