Monday, June 9, 2014

A Night in Chianti

After a great couple of days in Cinque Terre, we moved on to a different region: Chianti. I didn't know anything about the region other than I like their wine. Turns out, that's all you need to know.

On the way to our apartment near Greve in Chianti, we stopped in the town of Lucca. We had heard good things about the town from several friends. It was an adorable walled city that grew the biggest lemons I've ever seen in my life!

In Chianti, we stayed in the middle of nowhere, nestled amongst the vineyards and olive groves. We drove to tGreve to explore the tiny town. I really loved the huge butcher shop with the hams hanging from the ceiling and the cheese-aging cave. 

We stumbled upon a really cool wine cellar. You load a card with money and then sample as many wines and liquors as you like. Each wine is priced for a tasting, a half-glass or a full-glass. Prices ranged from a few cents to a couple of Euros for a tasting. We managed to taste nine different wines/limoncello for 10 Euro.

It was a nice, relaxing day in a beautiful setting. Next up: Tuscany!

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