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Day Trip from Florence: wine tasting in Chianti

One of the many things I love about Florence is that there are so many small villages and towns just outside the city.  Each town is typically famous for a certain type of food or drink they produce, and it can be really fun to visit and see how the special product is actually made and then have the opportunity to taste it! Chianti is just a short, hour or so, few-euro SITA bus ride outside Florence - perfe ...

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Vinaino Tour: discovering markets, popular traditions and antique wine shops

Would you like to taste the flavours of Florence, to discover the traditions and the humanity of the city through the eyes of the local people, and, most of all, is it not the right time for a couple glasses of wine? This is the Vinaino Tour. A vinaino is an old street wine vendor and this is a “goliardic” tour to discover Florence and its highlights (such as Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Republic Square, e ...

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” Cantucci from Prato “

In Tuscany, cantucci di Prato—miniature, anise-flavored almond biscotti—are traditionally served at the end of a meal with a glass of Tuscan dessert wine, vin santo, for dipping. “But, being English, Trudie and Sting often eat them with tea,” Sponzo says. Il Palagio’s vin santo (which is Italian for “holy wine”) is made with Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes from the estate’s own organic vineyards, which are dr ...

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