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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Semifonte Barberino Val d'Elsa
Travel Blogs from Barberino Val d'Elsa
... chicken and tiramisu. We don our plastic aprons and we are ready to get into it with our group of fellow chefs Kirsty from Washington state and Jude and Robin from Bris-vegas. We are the power team of the cooking class and get thru our courses very efficiently, everyone pitching in and producing a very professional looking meal together. Dan showed some skills flipping mushrooms in the pan, and while the flombae ...
... re coated in champagne. A three course meal and wine tasting was included and we were shown how they made Chianti wine. Thank God the way back was mostly downhill. On our way to the train station, an hour and a half before our train is due to leave (this is about an hour and fifteen minutes earlier than Claudia and I would usually leave): Inga: So we have to turn left and then right from our hotel? Us: No! Right and then left! Inga: I just don't get this city. ...
... though and the views of the countryside were amazing. I never thought it would be one of my favorite parts of Italy, but I’ve fallen in love with the countryside. My favorite part of the ride was passing by the endless fields of yellow flowers and rows of vineyards. I just wanted to jump off the horse and play in the fields. The sky was bright blue too, with no clouds, so all the colors looked so bright and made me happy. Once we got back from the ride, we took a van to a ...
... that this marvellous land yields: Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine. The resort is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa very close to both Florence and Siena. We were ushered into one of the many structures on property; this would be our private cooking class (kitchen) & dining facility for the next three hours. Let the fun begin. On the marble slab work station was an ...
... only it was goldsmiths on it instead of artists and performers. I also bought a Pinocchio toy here which amused me to no end for a good half hour!
The best part of my memory is probably knowing that it is the home and birthplace of Dante. He is truly an amazing poet and studying Inferno was an amazing experience - scary, but amazing. I think I definitely have to revisit here one day as well to see all the museums once they are open.
Our tour ...