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Travel Blogs from Radda in Chianti
... and Audis and Mercedes blow by us at 150km/hr, yup like we were standing still....continuously.
We have settled into navigation without gps or maps, winging it, Not always working out. All roads of every size are connected by traffic circles. At every entrance and exit is a post of directional signs pointing to villages, towns, cities, etc. All in different colours, so you get to know the colors for the size of the road. If you take the wrong ...
... would be changed to be more profitable and make the most money. This vineyard was so unique and beautiful because it was based on years and years of culture rather than a business model. He said that another big thing that they do is make olive oil. He said that in their culture the olive oil is just as important as the wine. This made me laugh a little, but I like that. We walked through the rooms with the wooden barrels of wine. The contraption that they use to keep ...
... life and today is a perfect example of my wonderful food tasting experience.
For the first time since I arrived, I was able to sleep in and have the entire day to myself. I was my own personal travel agent as I took myself around Florence enjoying all the sights that I hadn't had a chance yet to see. I decided to cave and pay the 8€ to climb to the top of the Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo (aka the BIG church you ...
... we luckily made it in the nick of time (due to the winery giving us directions down some country roads). It was an abbey in the middle of nowhere but what we really wanted to see was something called a Gregorian Chant that the monks do on Sunday evenings (I’ve heard it’s pretty rare to see). I’m not religious by any means, but it was one of the most hypnotizing things I’ve ever witnessed. It went on for about 45 minutes and there were ...
... some genuine Florentine clothing and accessories and dedicated ourselves to this task with vengeance. We quickly established how Florence earned the title of ‘best shopping in Europe’ – if we hadn’t been hamstrung by the Ryan Air luggage allowance our spending may have rivalled that of a small African nation. Nevertheless, a good bout of retail therapy worked wonders.
Despite being relatively ...
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