Ravizza is great; Uncorked's wine and food tour arrives from Rome late afternoon; just in time to catch the sun setting over the Bolgheri hills with a glass of prosecco variety bubbles in hand. A fab intro from a balcony which once repelled the more fiery Florentines (their natural rivals in the making of Chianti) on a the stone walled courtyard lined with olive trees with fruit turning purple. In fact the frontolio variety trees were so laden with fruit that one had to swat them aside to reach the parapet festooned in bubbles glasses.
Welcome to Tuscany; home to Chianti, pecorino and giant beef steaks.
Our palatial hotel (5th stay) is in sync with the company's desire to financially support Italian family businesses; this being a property on local lineage who share their history in the rooms, lobbies, library and walls. It is simply spacious, beautiful, old-world, marble-decked, wide-walled, noise-resisting and comfy.
Great staff, always ask, affordable and calming hotel this. A top place to see the Campo in Siena and wonder which contrada won the last bareback horse race three times round the small piazza. Must be a spectacle for those crammed inside watching around 15 mad male locals gallop in ceremony. BravoMore
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