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... grape grows particularly well in this region because the soil is rocky and uneven, allowing the roots to grow strong and the vines to compete with one another and grow tall. Sangiovese is a very harsh grape, so often it is mixed with merlot, making it more smooth and enjoyable to a typical customer. The riserva, or reserve chiantis, are made up of 100% sangiovese. I tried some, and boy, was it harsh. Delicious, but different from your ...
It was my first time to Italy and it is a honeymoon trip with my husband.
Since we did not want to miss the famous cities for tourist, I could only choose one coastal area for this trip.
There are indeed many travelers have written about Cinque Terre already, but I still would like to contribute my effort to promote this lovely, wonderful and amazing place so that the poorly destroyed hiking trails can be restored soon.
... and highlighted the golden grape leaves still on the vines, contrasting the rolling green hills. We stopped in Greve to buy Fontodi in the local enoteca, then back to the villa after a quick stop at the grocery for some fresh bread for the leftover bruschetta toppings. The lasagne was as good as the night before and we shared a pear tart for ...
... the port city of La Spezia, we had two objectives, to get lunch and to find a room. I set out to find a room first but was surprised by the apparent lack of hotels in the town, but after a kind lady guided me, I stumbled into the Jolly Hotel dripping wet, like a vertical puddle. They gave us adjoining rooms for a good price, which included breakfast and internet at an extra charge. We signed up and unloaded our gear. I then asked the concierge/ front desk ...
... hilltop villages to defend the area of the Val d Elsa in Tuscany.
It was very cool and preserved just as it would have been in the middle ages but is now a tourist trap, having to pay for parking at the bottom of the hill.
Then it was on to Colle di Val d'Elsa for groceries and back to the villa for a swim as it was 34 degrees out and ...
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- Free parking