Hotel La Fonte del Cieco

18 via Ricasoli, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Pigs, Foccacia and Vino

A travel blog entry by laineygee


... the ingredients.

We then learn how to knead dough and shape the focaccia with different toppings-the olive one being my favorite. We peel and de-seed roasted peppers, chop garlic and parsley and add the marinade. Pasta from scratch is a strenuous exercise in rolling the sheets to paper thin layers and cutting the strips evenly. We are shown a pork loin which has been roasted that ...

Leather, Leather, Leather

A travel blog entry by jscahill


... to give us some help. We told him what we were looking for (Krizay something red and me with no idea in particular) - and he took one very long look at me up and down, pointed and said "I have the perfect jacket for you." He fished around in the back and pulled out a dark brown jacket made of baby lamb and held it out for me to slide my arms into. It was a perfect fit, of course, just my luck that it was ...

Sitting in the Tuscan sun

A travel blog entry by agemel


... and olive groves dotted throughout. This is what I thought the realItaly would be like. Terracotta roofs, pastel buildings, scooters, vino and olives. We positioned ourselves at one of the seats overlooking the city at the wine bar cafe at the lower level of the lookout. Siting in the sun was blissful. We sat atop the hill drinking beer and eating crisps relaxing to the max. The bar dj was playing all sorts of music but one really ...

Let the Wine Juices flow...

A travel blog entry by mwalsh


... and very different from the first location we went. We tried 2 different reds and one white wine, which is rare for this area of Tuscany. This was a great day because we got to see the culturally rich side of Tuscany and experience what this area is known for, which is great wine. This was a very successful day! I cant wait to go to Sorrento this weekend!

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ΔI Fashion Show

A travel blog entry by annamackin


... show. Our advisor from Iowa State, Ann Thye, also flew in for the show so we met up with her at the location.

When we got to the location, there was a gallery before hand with the work of the graphic designers. We walked around it for a while and got a few drinks as we waited for the doors to open. We were lucky enough to get seats up front and the show was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!


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This 3 star hotel, located on 18 via Ricasoli, Gaiole in Chianti, is near Castello di Brolio, Castello di Meleto, Badia a Coltibuono, and Azienda Agricola Poggioantinora.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent