Travel Blogs from Barberino Val d'Elsa
... been fancy, but were excellent traditional meals that showcased not only the talent of local chefs, but also the high quality of ingredients available here.
Beyond the food, having already done the touristy thing the last time in Florence, this time was more about enjoying the city itself, rather than waiting in line to get into museums, then having to wait in another line to see Florence's many famous works ...
... relying on the flavours of the ham and cheese. The bases here are very thin also, compared to Australia.
After pizza, we returned to the cathedral and had a quick look inside, then found a gelato shop. I ordered a scoop of lemon and a scoop of chocolate, definitely worth trying.
Also got to see a replica of the statue of David, in one of the squares in Florence. I named the square doodle square, due to the amount of doodles on ...
... with the Consul General, Sarah Morrison. The Consul is guarded by Italian soldiers ( maybe Marines) . There was a security check and we had to turn in our passports. But a lovely lunch and Ms. Morrison is a delightful lady! The Consulate is in the Palazzo Canevaro. The American government bought it in 1947 and it has been the Consulate ever since. After a brief rest M & D took me up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Superb views of the city and ...
... 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 ...
... and get some dinner. The sun set while we ate, and while the view of it over the sea was mostly blocked from us by half of a building, we still enjoyed the orange glow it cast on the town and our surroundings. With bellies full, and a pleasant outside temerature lingering on after dinner, we decided to buy a bottle of wine and take it down to the Marina to enjoy while evening
turned to night. We watched the crystal clear tide come in, waves crashing on the breakwater rocks ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool