Tag Archives: Chianti

Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Italian Wine Classifications

When you buy a bottle of Italian wine, it will have a code on the label that indicates the class of wine that it is.  Here’s a quick summary: VdT – Vino da Tavola – This is the lowest and … Continue reading

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Borgo Casciano in the Heart of Chianti

We recently stayed at Borgo Casciano, a brand new renovation of a cluster of farmhouses in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany. It’s located between the towns of Mercatale and San Casciano in the luscious Val di Pesa. … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 18: Tuscany

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. This morning is a welcome break from the fast pace we’ve been on. We get some laundry done and hang it out on the … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 17: Tuscany

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Yves is a well known French comic actor and mime. He is also the proud owner of a first class Tuscan villa, not far … Continue reading

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Arriving at Montegufoni Castle

Midway between the two little towns of Montagnana and Baccaiano in Tuscany lies the Montegufoni Castle.  In our journeys around the country, it’s always welcoming to come here for a few days and make our home in a real castle. … Continue reading

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