Villa La Malva
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Today we packed and did our check out duties. The train left at 12:15. Our new host is to meet us at the train station at 14:30. Paola was on time and met us with her daughter. They drove us around the centre of Dolo and pointed out the church. Dolo is small, only 15,000 people live there. We drove on a narrow road then arrived at their house. Next to their home is the home they rent out to guests. The place is very big, 3 master bedrooms and ...
... the winery. Several of the older grandchildren help run the winery as well. We had a tour of the cellar and property by Benedetta, the daughter who is the chief winemaker. We saw their cellar where the oldest bottle was from the 1925 vintage. They also have two large cellar where they age their vin santo. After the Nebbiolo grapes are air dried, they are crushed and fermented and remain in barrels to age for at least 6 years. We were treated ...
... the incredibly old buildings, towers, churches.... It seems so strange seeing buildings that have been around since the early 1500s, and wondering what it was like being in Florence back then. After dinner we headed up the Piazzale Michelangelo so that we could see the lights of Florence. On the way we passed dozens of tiny little hot air balloons, complete with what appeared to be ...
... me in those narrow streets. If you've been downtown Florence you'll appreciate my accomplishment here. Erin admitted that had she been driving, at least 4 people would have lost their lives today.
Florence is a more modern city in that it has luxury hotels and all the big stores, etc. Just as everything is in Italy, the buildings are all older than my home country, big and beautiful. I liked the city a lot, but Erin is more fond of the smaller cities in the ...
... was getting to sit down for a traditional 'harvest meal' based around the olio nuovo, or 'new oil' that had been harvested just that year, probably only a few weeks ago. We had four different courses in a rustic-looking dining room with a fireplace. The kitchen was actually physically sharing the room with us, and was just divided by a curtain. It was incredible. In the first course, which had some delicious mild spinach-like greens soaked in olive oil on toast, ...