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Italy Part II

Yes, I'm going back to Italy, this time going north from Rome - Tuscany!! Can you say WINE!! I will be traveling the Tuscan Countryside for 9 days in early April. Should be a beautiful Spring trip. PS - Jerry is coming too!
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  • Day43

    Home at last

    April 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    Made up some time in route to Charlotte, but on our approach a line of thunderstorms was rolling in. No one is allowed on the tarmac when there's thunder and lightning. We skirted around for a bit, but as we had been flying for 10+ hours, we didn't have fuel for long. Landed soon after, then had to wait for gate to clear. Customs was a nice little hike, wait, grab luggage and declare what you are bringing back into the States. Good thing my wine is being shipped. Peggy was hanging out in the cell phone lot, so she was right there. Now home at last... little something to eat and off to bed.Read more

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  • Day43

    Departure delayed

    April 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    Got up early to see my great roommate Lindsey Martin, arrivederci!
    Now to wait... flight home to Charlotte is delayed 1 1/2 hrs.
    Yes, Peggy, I have more than a tshirt packed in our new suitcase for you plus...
    See you on the other side of the pond!

  • Day42

    Farewell dinner

    April 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Another awesome 'Be My Guest' experience, dinner at Chef Fabio's home on Tiberina Island.
    Greeted by Chef Fabio with Prosecco and cheese pinwheels in the lower level then to the upper loft area where dinner is prepared for us; lasagna, saltabacco, roasted potatoes and tiramisu, each dish paired with 2 lovely wines.
    Was wonderful to be back here, I was able to do a pasta making class in November. An amazing experience too.
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  • Day42

    All roads lead to Rome...

    April 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Pulled out of Montecatini this morning and headed back to Rome where we will spend one night before flying home. We were dropped off for a brief walking trip to the parthenon & trevi fountain. Then a quick lunch and some shopping. Checked in for the night, now off to our farewell dinner.

  • Day41

    Then there was dinner

    April 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Enjoyed an incredible meal with Libero and his son at Villa Machiavelli. Started with a Limoncello-Prosecco followed by a tour of their old cellar and beautiful garden. Upstairs to a private dining room where we enjoyed wine pairing with appetizers, meats & cheese, crostini, gnocchi, pasta, roasted potatoes and Prime Rib. Delicious. Bring on the Prosecco for dessert of panna cotta and tiramisu. Glad I wasn't driving... love their Prosecco!!!!Read more

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    Be My Guest

    April 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    A great opportunity to dive into the Countryside and be the guests of the Lenzi family for a tour, meal and tasting of their estate wines. Magnificent! Husband and wife, along with their daughter, who is the chef shared their history, wines, and served us a wonderful meal.
    Beautiful experience, just another must do!Read more