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Radda in Chianti

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  • Day9

    Volpaia

    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Ein ehemals verlassenes Mittelalter dorf, blüht jetzt als Weingut wieder auf.
    Wir verbrachten eine Nacht hier und sind begeistert. Am Abend sind keine Touristen mehr im Dorf. Nur noch Hotelgäste der beiden kleinen Hotels.
    Es ist schön fast alleine hier zusein.

    Bei einer Flasche Chianti lassen wir den Abend ausklingen.

    Die Nacht war nicht so gut da wir über die ganze Nacht verteilt schwere Gewitter über uns hatten.
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  • Day27

    Wine Tasting in Chianti - Day Tour

    September 25, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Unfortunately, the next stop on our tour was extremely disappointing. According to the spiel, we were going to head to a unique location in the Chianti countryside to enjoy wine tasting. It would include a tour around the splendid estate, learning about the history, followed by a typical lunch (we had already has that in a tent in Siena) and wine tasting and then enjoy some time after lunch to relax in the villa’s luxurious gardens on this 100+ year old vineyard complete with chapel. All I could picture was a Tuscan vineyard, rolling hills of grapevines, a gorgeous chapel, you get the picture.

    What we actually got was a wine “factory” in an industrial estate type of area with a couple of rows of dried up vines out the front. Inside was very clinical and while the family had been in the wine and olive oil making business for generations, this place did not evoke the warm and fuzzy feelings we were hoping for. Bitterly disappointed is probably an understatement.

    We were crammed into their tasting room which was basically a long rectangle room with very little character and given a few wines to try. It was a full-on sales pitch and as we were trapped in our seats there was little we could do. Not only were our friends from lunch at another table, no one at our table spoke English. The only good thing to come from it was that Brad actually enjoyed some of the wines – especially the reds, which I did not enjoy.

    We left this spot feeling very “ripped off” as this was one of things I was most looking forward to on the tour. Not happy, Jan.
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  • Day10

    Chianti Classico continued

    May 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    We stopped at 2 more wineries. Wine tasting in Italy is a much more civilized thing then back home. You are seated at a table and taught about the wine, the vineyard, and the process. Then you are given samples of all the wine, olive oil, etc., usually accompanied by bread, cheese and meat.

  • Day111

    Wedding in Italy?

    August 13, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We are dreaming... dreaming of a wedding weekend with our dearest family members.
    Therefore we decided last minute to go on a roadtrip to Tuscany. Looking for the perfect location, the possibilities, etc... 🇨🇮
    And yes... we found the perfect location. This location has it all: beautiful scenery, unique location, delicious food, their own winery and vegetable farm and a typical Italian "La Mama" to organize the whole wedding. We wanted to offer our family a wedding weekend to remember. After our visit and some emailing we were looking forward to plan our Italian wedding! 😍

    Unfortunately we had to cancel our Italian wedding plans. First of all because it was too expensive.
    And second of all because we have some important family members with health and/or mobility problems who wouldn't be able to join.
    With pain in our hearts we decided to let go our Italian Dream at the 2nd of October. 💔
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  • Day3

    Borgo Castelvecchi

    July 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Ankommet til Castelvecchi, hvor vi skal være i 1 uge.
    Alt hernede ligger højt. Man skal op af en 10% stigning, over 700 meter med udelukkende hårnålesving for, at komme herop. Forsøgte, at komme op i 2 gear, hvilket var totalt umuligt. Så op og ned foregår i 1 gear, med 9 km/t.
    Vi har fået en kæmpe lejlighed.Read more

  • Day7

    VOLPAIA.. 40 Einw., 7 Weinkellereien

    September 19, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    1000 Jahre hat dieses kleine Juwel auf dem Buckel - pures Mittelalter. Volpaia ist trotz Tourismus dörflich geblieben und die Wohnungen der Einheimischen sind noch im Ort.. perfekt 👌 für unsere 7. Übernachtung! Hier auf dem Bergrücken ist es schön ruhig 🤫 und der Ausblick in die Weinberge ist einfach herrlich.
    Vor dem Schlafengehen werden 1, 2,.. Kellereien getestet 🍷🍷🍷
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  • Day2

    Wedding in Italy?

    August 13, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We are dreaming... dreaming of a wedding ceremony in Tuscany surrounded by our dearest family members. Therefore we decided last minute to go to Tuscany looking for the perfect location. Driving around, asking for information and possibilities and yes... we found the location of our dreams! The perfect location, delicious food and an awesome "la mama" to organize the whole wedding. We are thinking about offering our family a wedding weekend to remember!

    Unfortunately, we had to cancel our plans.
    First of all because of the price... and second of all because we have some family members who can't join due health and/or mobility problems.
    Very sad decision to make, but we decided to let go of the Italian dream.
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