Residence Villa Elena
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... house. Audrey, Esther and I shared a room.
Lucignano itself doesn’t have any attractions, but is close-by to quite a few larger towns. We hired two cars (one for Leah’s family, and one for ours), which we drove from Florence/Firenze, to Lucignano. While we were in Lucignano, we went on many daytrips. We visited Siena, Orvieto, Cortona, Pienza, Assisi and Montepulciano. I particularly enjoyed Siena, Assisi, and ...
... as the wineries overcharge for tourists. Our favourite reds have been the Brunello and the Chianti Classico.
Back in the car and the countryside was better than any picture you have ever seen. Fields upon fields of sunflowers, although it was the end of season there were still plenty around for us to see. As we went over a crest before us stood a castle and huge Tuscan building on top of a hill. ...
... has been around since the 1500's I believe. Originally, there were several different types of grapes being grown. All except one was native Tuscan; making up several, several hundred acres.
I wish I could remember all the history behind the place. It was amazing. Our tour guide explained their process of making the wine while showing us all the different places it was being stored. It's an extremely strenuous process… ...
For our last day in Florence, we set up a very special wine tour in Chianti country. We began the day by going to a wine school in Florence where we were educated about all the details of how to properly taste wine (smell, sight, taste). We then drove to a gorgeous hilltop called Piazzale Michelangelo where we could view all of Florence from above. After our quick stop we headed to the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, the only area in the WORLD that can or is allowed to ...
... own training session. We went inside to sign our lives away and have our helmets fitted, then back out to get some instruction and give it a whirl. Dean and Gidge went first and gave the impression by their wobbles and jerks that it was harder than it looked :/ Loren went next and quickly decided that she would be much more comfortable riding pillion with one of our guides, Steve (he was quite cute!). Finally Kaila and I got to have a go and I was pumped! Don't know what all ...
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