Travel Blogs from Montespertoli
... food. On the suggestion of the son (and his name escapes me) we tried his top 3 of the pasta dishes and shared all. The tagliatelli (tortollini essentially), the gnocchi and the pappardelle were all home and fresh made and unbelievably delicious. So I added to the out of my comfort zone of food tonight too - the pappardelle ...
... br> I posted a link below about it if you would like to read more about it. But basically the Pitti Palace was designed by Brunelleschi himself for none other than, Lucca Pitti. Pitti felt the palazzo to be too grand in scale and wanted it cut back tremendously. When Cosimo Medici died, Pitti fell to financial hardship and was forced to sell the palazzo to, guess who, the Medici's. But of course they were the only ones left with enough funding to carry such a ...
... the train who was getting off at Firenze, "Suzzi! Como si arriva a questo indirizzo?", but he didn't know. Then I asked another guy standing outside the station, then a lady at the bus stop, then some teenagers sitting in a window sill, and the pharmacy attendant who I bought some skin healing cream for the raw skin on my leg. Nobody knew where this place was!! Finally I asked a twenty-something about it, and he pointed to his girlfriend and told ...
... olive oil and salt), prosciutto ham and some incredibly soft cheese. Whilst we were savouring the taste sensation we were given an introduction to the wine regulations and standards of the Chianti region. This includes the Doc-G accreditation and the Black Rooster label – both of which ensure that the bottled wine meets an excellent standard that is guaranteed. A true Sangiovese wine must have no less than 85% Sangiovese ...
... nearby where his beloved daughter, Maria Celeste, spent most of her cloistered life. They were very devoted to each other and wrote achingly beautiful letters, many of which have survived. If interested, I highly recommend the book "Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel, which includes the writings from these letter and chronicles Galileo's career as well as the emotional turmoil he endured in both loving and defying his church.
Other places to stay in Montespertoli
South Florence, Montespertoli | 3 star hotelfrom $140
South Florence, Montespertoli | 3 star hotelfrom $118
South Florence, Montespertoli | Hotelfrom $94
South Florence, Montespertoli | Hotelfrom $229
South Florence, Montespertoli | Hotelfrom $135