Since Easter, we have had the most amazing food and wine ever in Italy. We have visited a couple of the premier vineyards, including Sara Di Vaira’s vineyard. Here is Ronn in a photo with Sara’s father. We picked our own vegetables to cook and experienced the Tuscan way of life. The girls have loved it so much that we have opted to stay and extra day and not go to Venice. We will go back in a couple of days by train to spend our last day in the beautiful castle of Laura Biagiotti before returning home. The Tuscan part of our vacation has felt very homey. I cooked fresh picked artichokes the other day and the girls found the biggest head of cabbage we have ever seen! Last night we had a beautiful seafood dinner on the beach. Ronn has enjoyed tasting the wines and it seems that there are a lot of tourist visiting right now for the food and wine obviously, we can understand why. Today, I will go to a spa and relax with a massage and soak in the hot springs. The weather is amazing today, so the girls are excited to pick more vegetables, including wild asparagus and will make homemade pizza. Looking forward to good weather for our last days here in Italy.
Hi there world travelers! Sounds like a great experience to me. All the painted ceilings in your pics/video remind me of stories my mother told me of one in a castle (in Slovenia) where she attended boarding school. It was of naked devils abducting naked girls and very scary, so they covered it with a tarp. This was after WWI, and they slept on cots with that above them. She has pictures of that ball room.
Congrats on the dinnerplate size cabbage. It took me a couple of weeks to eat one like it that my hubby brought home from some truck farmers. Almost wonder what they put in the dirt. I had a cauliflower about that large also. Quite a find for 2 bucks.
Look forward to all you write. Thanks a bunch, Lilian
Tuscany is pretty idyllic – probably the thing I miss most about being married to Phil is visiting his family in Tuscany (near Volterra) and just living with them for a while, eating & drinking like them. Even small farms will have enough grapevines to make their own wine – I remember them sending our 10 yr old 2nd cousin down to the “cellar” to bring up a pitcher of of red wine & another of white wine, out of their barrels of their home made wine. Farmer’s table wine can be wonderful!
And yeah, if you were only going to spend one day in Venice, staying in Tuscany is a much better choice (one day, tho’, you must take them – maybe during Carnivale!). Soooo glad you’re having a great time and Ronn is relaxing after all that killer work!