Piggy getting drunk at Chianti!
Hello Pigging Out Around the World readers! This morning we hired a car to drive to Chianti vineyard area then staying a few nights at beautiful Siena. Word of warning: If you can help it, DON’T HIRE CARS FROM EUROPCARS in Florence! They are so rude and inefficient. Grrrrrrrrr. I regretted hiring cars from them.
Hubby was assigned the heroic task of driving a manual car on the left hand side…. on his first round about he went the wrong way! Oopppppssss! But very soon, he got used to driving on the wrong (:P) side of the road and even “did what the Romans do”- speeding is mandatory, indicating is optional!
Castello di Verrazzano
Via Castello di Verrazzano, 1, 50022 Greve In Chianti
+39 055 854243
OK, I need to admit right now that I had plenty to drink so I might not remember a lot. 😛 I remember we did enjoy ourselves though! LOL. We had a short tour at the winery which is named after the wild boars (Verra) that live around the estate.
NOW we are in serious business! We got to try a few of their wines. Unfortunately I am not a huge wine person so I can’t really remember what we drank but obviously it’s really good with the food we ate. I have learnt ever since our Spain trip 5 years ago to not buy wine whilst we are travelling. We learnt that painful lesson when we had to pay excess luggage (not to mention lugging it around) as we bought 8 bottles of wine in Spain. We ended up drinking a few bottles in France (I know!) and lugging the rest of them around France, Italy, London and Japan. It was painful.
Next Stop: Galavanting around Siena!
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