Agriturismo Poggio al Sole
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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So this Friday my ceramics class was to make-up the previously canceled arty-Friday (something each art class is required to attend three of.. except this one was "mandatory" for my class).
We headed to the beautiful Fiesole hills just outside of Florence. By bus it took around 15 or so minutes to reach our destination.
We reached the studio/ceramics school ...
... we tried to get reservations the night before, but it was booked for the evening. However, I think our expectations going in were a little too high and we were underwhelmed by the experience.
We decided that it was necessary to go back to the last restaurant and find Vittorio for our 2nd dessert, cappuccino and dessert wine course. We were officially gluttons. As it happened, Vittorio was off for the night, but the other servers were happy to welcome ...
... but that's getting better now thankfully..especially for my wallet's sake. But in my experience of eating out i've discovered italy's secret to success which is apertivo. For those of you that don't know what this is it's basically their version of happy hour BUT you go and pay for one drink of whatever you want and with that purchase of one drink you get an endless buffet! and not like a frozen, greasy buffet of processed food its a buffet of at least ...
... blend) and a dessert wine of sorts (Trebbiano/Sauvignon). Plenty of hard dry breads and a plate of 3 small pieces of bread, one with a strong Pate, one with lard and truffle (yuk), one with olive oil and a small piece of cheese and two small slices of prosciutto. The cheese was OK and so was the biscotti which we dipped in the dessert wine as is done in Italy – probably because the wine is so strong of alcohol. All wines were very basic, but the white ...
... we went. We seemed to have 'all day' to get a maximum of 200kms anyway...even though we didn't know where we were going to stay (does this sound familiar). Decided to go off the motorways so we could see the local towns. For anyone planning a trip to Italy - there is nothing on the Southern area of Venice worth looking at..but we did have an 'experience' with culture and language.
We stopped at a little hotel/cafe that caters for a ...