Hotel Santo Stefano
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Today, we went to a beautiful home I Modena where they produce Balsamuc Vinegar over many years. We tasted 7 vinegars that were aged from 15-25 years. They were so unique with subtle differences. They dont sell to shops, but freight to anywhere in the world.
We had a brilliant education session and got a whole new appreciation for it.
Ummm, needless to say I bought some.
Here's some history from the family ...
It was hot and humid so we slept in and started the day slowly. Following breakfast in the hotel we chatted with Ben and Georgia via Skype for half an hour before venturing out into the midday sun. We headed for Ristorante l'Arcimboldo again for lunch hoping to enjoy a relaxed time in air conditioning. It was not to be. All of the locals happily sat in the restaurant sweltering with no air conditioning and not even a fan. ...
... treated like a special guest. Apparently they made a lot of fuss of her and everyone kept checking everything was going right.
Fede and I went off to have a coffee and then picked up Fede's partner, Marco, a lawyer in international law, criminal law and family law in Venice and Padua. Marco worked in London and speaks English, French and German as well as Italian which is useful for international law. Marco had a very sore swollen foot so we took him to ...
... but without the high prices of Australia.
After dinner we continued the walk to Piazza Maggiore. The buildings were nicely lit and the atmosphere pleasant. Outside one of the cafes a three piece band was playing with a female lead singer. She was very good at entertaining and most songs she sang were in English. Though her banter was in Italian you could still get the mood of what she was saying and we stood for a while and enjoyed the ...
... over the Alps. Towering snowcapped mountains rise above velvety, green gorges where little villages are barely visible. It was a bit of an eerie feeling, however, in light of the fairly recent tragedy of the GermanWings flight that went down in this area. I brought a 300+ page book ("Inside the O'Briens") to read on this trip, and I read it in its entirety during the flight. I suppose I will have to download a book from the library while we're traveling -- ...