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Tavernelle del Pesa, Italy

Into the Chianti countryside

sunny 85 °F

Just south of Florence is the region of Tuscony - famous for wines and beautiful countryside. The village was quite the happening place with a different festival in the town square every night! The warm summer night air filled with the sounds of a brass band as old Italian men BBQed large cuts of bistecca.
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For dessert we discovered bomboloni! It is our favorite dessert on the trip thus far. Say it out loud with an Italian accent right now, we dare you! Bomboloni! Bomboloni! It fun to say and fun to eat! They inject the hollow donut with either chocolate or cream right in front of you!
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After coming through Rome and Florence, being in the country away from all the tourists was just what we needed. During the day we biked around the vineyards and through the woods to the surrounding picturesque villages with narrow cobble stone streets and flowers hanging outside of their wooden shutter windows.
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We biked up to a fancy hotel offering wine tasting and lucked out with meeting the most amazing Semoneau. He was a young, energetic guy who walked us through the history of the Chianti region, and what distinguishes a Chianti wine from other wines by letting us sample a ton of local wines.
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Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 14:22 Archived in Italy

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OK Italy is definitely on my list - eat, drink, ride bikes, eat some more. I like!!

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