Hotel Villa Tavolese
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... trees, and the vineyards. The olive trees in Tuscany are special because they are still hand picked the old fashion way to make sure all olives are ready to be picked and are not prematurely torn away from the tree. Once we arrived at the Gignano Vineyard, Majla gave us an in-depth tour of what happens to the grapes and olives once picked. A little new technology mixed with tradition makes an incredible Chianti ...
Today was a LONG DAY of travel, by car. We Left La Spezia at 10 AM and arrived at our Villa at 6 PM. Stopped along the way to have lunch at a lovely local restaurant at a little town near Voltarra, a 3000 year old town surrounded by a rock wall and with a fortress. Quite stunning, as all thew vistas are here in Tuscasny I drove all the way, which I liked, but these Italians like to get right ...
... by Marco and Andrea once again. I spent the night bugging them by asking questions about the Italian language and working on my vocabulary and pronunciation. Andrea and I had a great discussion about religion and different ways that people viewed the world. His English is far far better than my Italian, however I am blown away by how deep we were able to get in terms of our subject. We learned a lot about each other and I learned ...
... we had a delicious pasta dinner, plus a few bottles of wine. Wine is really cheap here....we paid 1.66 euros for a bottle of wine .....good thing it's not this cheap back home or I might have a problem! Got an email today that our room on the cruise ship has been upgraded to a mini suite!! Yahoo....looking forward to a bit of luxury after camping for 2 ...
... considering both the ridiculous number of steep stairs we had to climb and the never-ending rain we were faced with once reaching the open-air top), Palazzo Vecchio (interesting sculptures and fountains in particulary) and Palazzo del Bargello (an old prison which had a really fascinating collection of jewellery and artefacts which we could had spent a lot more time looking at than just the 1.5 hours we did).
We capped off ...
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