Category: Italy

Pisa, Italy
[ 0 ] August 9, 2011 |

Pisa, Italy

We decided to cut our Chianti stay a day short and leave on the high that was our dinner at Verrazzano in exchange for a brief one night stop over in Pisa before returning the car in Florence the next morning.   We pulled up to our B&B (Tuscan Gallery) in central Pisa around 5pm.  After […]

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The Multiple Meanings of “Prego” in Italian
[ 0 ] August 7, 2011 |

The Multiple Meanings of “Prego” in Italian

Prego- you’re welcome Prego- go upstairs and find your room Prego- show me your train ticket Prego- that’s it, you can go now Prego- pay me Prego- good Prego- glad you liked your breakfast Prego- hurry up Prego- take your groceries Prego- sign this Prego- jar spaghetti sauce in the US

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Chianti, Italy
[ 1 ] August 6, 2011 |

Chianti, Italy

After a brief stop over in Siena, we made our way north, through the rolling hills and many many hairpin curves (Al’s favorite) to Greve in Chianti.  While the greater wine region of Chianti in central Tuscany is somewhat large and has changed geographically over the years, the prime target of our Chianti experience was […]

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Siena, Italy
[ 4 ] August 5, 2011 |

Siena, Italy

Siena is the largest city, economic hub, and gem of central Tuscany.  Second only to Florence in terms of Tuscan cultural allure, Sienna is Tuscany’s largest and most typical medieval city. Saying goodbye to our friends at B&B La Casa De Adelina we hopped in our Fiat 500 or just simply “cinquecento” to Italians, set […]

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Southern Tuscany, Italy
[ 2 ] July 29, 2011 |

Southern Tuscany, Italy

Southern Tuscany is renown for it’s quintessential Tuscan vistas. Rolling hills and golden fields only broken by the vertical plane of the occasional row of Italian cypress trees or perfectly manicured vineyard. It’s a landscape dotted with quaint villages, abbeys and castles perched on the hilltops and ancient stone farmhouses littering the valleys. We began […]

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