Country Inn Casa Mazzoni
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... Palmina worked at). It was the oldest winery in Italy which originally invented the famous Chianti wine. We went up to the Castello de Brolio The owners castle where we walked around the grounds and had panoramic views of the valleys below. Then we set off down to the huge winery to taste the wares. After we got home Sue had a little nap before dinner and we had our tucker in one of the local restaurants. The food was delicious but they are not so good at taking and delivering what we ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... story, at the 27km mark. However, when the tourist office advised me I had to go back approximately 1km to the pilgrim hostel, I decided to carry on going forward to the next hostel 9kms away. It took more than 2.5 hours to get there, but I am so glad I did.
The hostel in Abbadia a Isola is run by the Confraternity of St James. It is one of very few in Italy that operates on a donation basis with volunteer hospitaleros who give up a week or two ...
... view back over the province. Just breathtaking, with grape vines and manicured properties as far as the eye could see.
We weren't to be tortured in wine country without a tasting though, as we visited Bruno Dalmazio Enoteca. Here we were treated to a tasting of a range of regional Brunello and Rosso style wines of different vintages. The last few we were offered were a little out of our price range, over 100 euro per bottle, and the nose and taste of them after airing in the giant ...
... are constantly circling around to clean. There are lots of police and rules and signs. "Do this, don't do that"...very different than southern Italy where just about "anything goes." I worked my way back to The Ponte Vecchio to cross for dinner to the wine bar that I so much enjoyed in the afternoon. The Ponte Vecchio was closed for a private party for Ferrari! Wow! What must that cost? There were many ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet