Florence Day 9 & 10

Traveled up through the beautiful Tuscan countryside yesterday.  We drove through a large chunk of the Chianti Classico region (DOCG) and enjoyed the sights of so many hilltop villages and miles and miles of vineyards.  The weather is hot and the Sangiovese vines are growing like crazy.After a trip through the city to see some sights and taste some food, we ended up cooking our own meal in our new little studio appartments on the banks of the Arno River.  After dinner Becky and I climbed to the Piazzo de Michaelangelo to watch the sunset. 

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We drove 50 min. South of Florence to the heart of The Chianti region to a small town called Greve in Chianti.  We visited Andrea at Panzanello Vineyard for a tour, lunch and tasting.  The experience was very interesting for the kids as Andrea showed us each step of the winemaking process and then, after barrel samples, we tasted all his wines.

 

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The experience was great.  We drank his 7 wines and enjoyed every one from white and rose' to Chianti Reserve and 2 super Tuscans.  We really love the sangiovese merlot Super Tuscans as well as the 100% Sangiovese that make up the Chianti, 

 

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We also toured a couple of little churches before dinner. 

 

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