Albergo l'Ultimo Mulino
Travel Blogs from Gaiole in Chianti
... the 'Il Papavero" restaurant at a nearby town called Barbischio - a small ancient stone building with what seems to be only one maitre'd and one chef. Start with an amuse bouche of cinnamon pumpkin, pork omelette, cured eggplant and spinach and ricotta crostini. Ravioli stuffed with asparagus, cheese and walnuts for dinner and then the smoothest panacotta with chocolate ganache for dessert.Well and truly ...
... for lunch enjoying the scenery. After lunch we hiked up one of the trails for a view of the valley. This place about 6 hiking trails about 10 km long each.
After our hike up the very steep trail (yes even Tom went), we drove to a nearby winery and medieval town. Back at 5 pm for a tour of the Monastery/gardens, wine cellars and wine tasting. Then an early dinner and bed.
... on my part. When I woke up around 2 I thought what the heck and I was so afraid of over sleeping ( no wake up service) I got up, got dressed and headed to the station. Guess what? It wasn't open. So means a bunch of other people were out in the cold for an hour or so. But when we got inside it really didn't make much difference because there is so much open space the air whipped right through the entire station. Well ...
... found a cool church that I couldn't go into. Then, we went to dinner, and had some wonderful pesto pasta. We spent the evening walking around the Duomo and finding (and getting lost) around the Ufuzzi museum. We saw the sunset over the Fiume Arno river, and then headed back to the hostel for our big day tomorrow. We're hoping to head to the Ufuzzi museum by 7am, wait in line for 3 hours and then check out the famous paintings and artwork. Woohoo!
... led to pretty extreme dizziness and lack of orientation. It was quite nerve-racking. Nonetheless, I am incredibly glad I did it because it was worth every annoying part for the view.
After I got back down, I spent a couple hours walking around town. I stopped for lunch and had one of the best pasta meals I have ever had. The noodles were like spaghetti in that they were cylinders, not flat, but they were extremely thick ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool