Did Verrazzano still do the ridiculous tasting? When we went a few years back the "tasting" was like 6 full glasses of wine, grappa, and a gigantic platter of food. We met another couple from holland with us, and ended up staying for like 5 hours because we were all blasted; the owner ended up bringing out the bottle of grappa for us to finish and hung out with us for a bit. Sounds like a good trip though!So...back from Italy! What a trip! We started in Venice then to Modena, Florence, Tuscany, and then Rome. Just a few of the highlights....lunch at Osteria Francescana (once in a lifetime experience), Ferrari Museum (somewhat disappointing), Wine tour at Castello di Verrazzano, cooking classes in Tuscany, plus all the art and history in Florence and Rome! Well over 1,000 pics so if you are interested in seeing any of them just let me know. Caio!
Please do share when you are able to - this sounds pretty awesome! I have a colleague that was born Italian but grew up in the US, and he's been heavily thinking about buying a vineyard in Italy to retire to. That'd be right up his alley to spend some time at harvest there.We are going back in November, planning on staying in the Tuscany region in a local village. Ridiculously inexpensive, it's a working village so part of the experience is helping with the harvest and production of either the grapes or olives.