More from Tuscany

photo of Tuscan country side, Chianti region

Yum, all of the bottles and barrels were beautiful to behold and it smelled really good down there too.

photo of Tuscan country side, Chianti region

The rooster is the sign for Chianti Classico. The government only gives out so many of the official pink Chianti Classico labels. If you have more wine than labels, it gets sold as something other than Chianti Classico. DOCG is another government guarantee of method & quality. We had no idea that there was so much regulation of Chianti Classico, not to be confused with regular Chianti.

photo of Tuscan country side, Chianti region

More beautiful countryside.

photo of Harvest in the Tuscan countryside

It is harvest now. We drove by these two guys who were harvesting by hand. It looked like too much work for just the two of them. Our guide told us that they usually call all of their friends and family and have a harvest party. It sounds like fun but is really hard work.

photo of lunch in the Tuscan countryside

Lunch at a castle on our way to the second estate.

photo of Renzo Marinai Estate

Just a few shots from the second estate, Renzo Marinai. Aw… so sad to pour out that delicious wine.

Duomo, Ufizzi, Arno River, Florence, Italy

And the last shots from Florence: the Duomo, the Ufizzi, and the Arno River with a 5 bridge view including the Ponte Vecchio in the front. Mom, that one would make a good watercolor, don’t you think?

Next is Roma!

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