On top of the Duomo in Florence
Florence from on top of the Duomo
The Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence
The Arno and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence
A little nostalgia.... the Deutsche Bank branch in Florence (Clare worked for them for 4 years and would still be there if they didnt sell her division)
The Ponte Vecchio and the Arno in Florence
Dinner at ZaZa's in Florence
The decor of ZaZas in Florence
Wondering the streets of Siena
Fruit stand in Siena. They also had pastas, olive oils and cheese.
Michael at the fruit, pasta, cheese shop
Piazza del Campo in Siena
Trying to get a picture of the well at the House of St. Catherine
Damn people keep getting in the way!!!
In front of the House of St Catherine
Wondering around Lucca
Having lunch in the Piazza Anfiteatro in Lucca with a carafe of red wine.
Lasagna al forno
Insalata con tonno, pomodoro e olive
On top of the wall in Lucca
From the top of the tower in San Gimignano
Trying the local white wine, Vernaccia in San Gimignano
In the US you can grab a hot dog roadside. Near San Gimignano you can get grappa! Check out our little Fiat Punto!
The grappa stand
Buying a bottle of wine outside of San Gimignano
In the vineyards of i Greppi di Silli
i greppi di silli
Happy hour at the agriturismo - Cappicola, provolone y pomodori secchi. This was a rare occasion we had beer and white wine.
i Greppi di SilliHappy Hour
Cooking dinner in the kitchen of our apartment in the agriturismo
i Greppi di Sillicooking
Dinner! Tagliatelle con salsiccia di pollo con aglio e olio (Tagliatelle with chicken sausage, garlic and olive oil) - oh and fresh parmigiano-reggiano! All served with Clemente VII - the wine produced by the agriturismo.
Enjoying dinner with a glass (OK a bottle) of Clemente VII - the wine produced by the agriturismo.
Entering our apartment at the agriturismo
Outside our apartment at the agriturismo
Enoteca Fuoripiazza - the restaurant was recommended by Senor Fiore at the Vineyard we visited. He said the food and wine here was excellent.
Greve in Chiantifood
Celebrating Michael's birthday in Greve in Chianti with a bottle of our favorite - Il Carbonaione!
Greve in Chiantivino
Senor Fiore was right about the wine!!! We had a bottle of his 2000 vintage.
Enjoying the wine. This would be our first full bottle of the day. We each had 2 glasses at the winery.
The special board. You know we had to try the specials! They were highly recommended by the waiter - who used to work at a restaurant in SoHo.
Tagliatelle con salsiccia e funghi
Stracci al ragu di carne
After lunch we wondered over to LeCantine Enoteca... Here you can buy a wine card and can taste over 140 wines.