Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel
Travel Blogs from Gaiole in Chianti
... the 'Il Papavero" restaurant at a nearby town called Barbischio - a small ancient stone building with what seems to be only one maitre'd and one chef. Start with an amuse bouche of cinnamon pumpkin, pork omelette, cured eggplant and spinach and ricotta crostini. Ravioli stuffed with asparagus, cheese and walnuts for dinner and then the smoothest panacotta with chocolate ganache for dessert.Well and truly ...
... and humble. A classic Pizza, for example, may just be dough covered in tomato sauce and crushed garlic. But it tastes mighty.
Biking up narrow dirt roads leads us past Etruscan ruins and ...
... along with other famous guys whose names I don't remember, the Pitta Palace, and the view high above Firenze from Fiesole! I wanted to go into the Academia museum, but I didn't get there in time and most of the museums aren't open on Mondays.
El famoso Ponte Veccio (Puente Viejo) cual era dejado intacto por los alemanes en la segunda guerra mundial es un mundo de turistas, vendedores de oro y plata, artistas locales, y gente de ...
... for lunch enjoying the scenery. After lunch we hiked up one of the trails for a view of the valley. This place about 6 hiking trails about 10 km long each.
After our hike up the very steep trail (yes even Tom went), we drove to a nearby winery and medieval town. Back at 5 pm for a tour of the Monastery/gardens, wine cellars and wine tasting. Then an early dinner and bed.
... work meant for Pope Julius II’s tomb, but of course the star was Michelangelo’s David. I really enjoyed the Captives; it showed how Michelangelo began a piece and revealed much about his sculpting technique. It is said that when sculpting "the form is already there but the artist must free it" which seems very clear in the Captives. But honestly nothing compares to David. For our academic journals we get extra credit ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool