Residence Villa Elena
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... have far fewer rules to follow and allows wine makers increased creativity with their craft.
After driving out of the city some 20 or 30 minutes, we arrived to a quiet and remote intersection in the road. With Tuscan hillside in all directions, Sergio pulled over for our first photo opportunity. We got out of the van and admired the lush rolling hills with a small town atop a hill in the distance. As I stood taking photos, the aroma of a ...
A quick return to the car (no ticket!) and we were off again, this time to Montepulciano (this name does NOT roll off Deb's tongue!). All of these Tuscan towns should have an elevation map of their streets...everything is pretty much directly up or down. We took it slowly and enjoyed the upscale art galleries and shopping (some interesting repurposed-material sculptures and nice textiles), but we weren't tempted to part with any money. By this ...
... with wild boar sauce. Couldn't visit duomo ,Collegiate Basilica because of a funeral. Drove to Poggebonsi. Computer geek tested hard drive. Couldn't read. Will take home and hope we can save the pix. Drive home was only 14 minutes! Went to very nice restaurant with great appetizer plate, pork with roasted potatoes and Tuscan stew. Disappointing tiramisu. No cocoa, espresso, alcohol. Much like raspberry trifle. Finally found our way home.
Monday, 16th ...
... Baci. They are magnificent! Following our tour of the Perugina factory we travel towards Tuscany for of two night farm stay. The trip took an bit longer than expected as the driver lost his way a bit. Finally got to our destination and then had to wait for our rooms as they were not ready. The wait was worth it as the place was as you envisage Tuscany to be like. On the first night at Il Grande ...
... enjoying the sunshine, and come across the most incredible shop we have ever been in.
A butchers! Actually, a piggery butchers...a temple to all things 'wild boar'.
As we were meandering thru, a pigs tail brushed past my face....what the? Said pigs tail was attached to pigs cured ass, and was hanging from the ceiling.
How good is this place?
It's called 'Macelleria Falorni', and has been selling the finest selection of meat and salami since 1729.
It's hard to ...
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