Agriturismo Il Molinello
Travel Blogs from Asciano
Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
In the morning, after checking out, we drove a few miles down the road to a winery. We had a great tour and learned all about how they grow the grapes and care for them. Probably more information than I wanted to know, but Tom really enjoyed it. We then tasted several of their wines with some local food. I enjoyed this part the best. :). On the way to Montalcino we made a couple of stops. First we stopped in Cortona and walked around the town. It was a typical ...
Kevin got up early to go to the laundermat so we could do a little laundry. Thanks Kevin!! Had breakfast at the Trattoria owned by the same people as the hotel. It was a buffet with lots of choices. After breakfast we did a little shopping and then checked out. Off to ...
... outside the city walls. Quite pleasant till the rain started! Fortunately, we weren't too far from Porta Maggiore, so were able to re-enter the city. No umbrella so I'd been hugging the walls till we found a cafe, and just in time, as the heavens opened. It poured and hailed.....shades of Ronda! Rather enjoyed sipping coffee and watching poor unfortunates dash through the rain.
Once the rain reduced to a slight drizzle, ...
... that group and was excited to have experienced "drafting"... thanks to Cinnamon (from central California). Lynn had advised that this was the place to buy wine, and there was a shop that offered free tasting and shipping, so of course we had to check it out. Vince joined me (Hillary was buying linen) while Ken kind of wandered in and wandered out, and we tasted some wonderful wines. Now, since I was still on a bike I did taste, but ...
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