• This fall, en route to the south, we'd like to go visit several producers of Cesanese in and around Piglio and Agnani south of Roma, but I also want to just tootle around the Alban Hills a bit too. If you have any recommendations on where to stay en route, would be interested in hearing them. Rome we'll be in Rome proper later in the trip, but…[Read more]

  • This fall, en route to the south, we’d like to go visit several producers of Cesanese in and around Piglio and Agnani south of Roma, but I also want to just tootle around the Alban Hills a bit too. If you have any recommendations on where to stay en route, would be interested in hearing them. Rome we’ll be in Rome proper later in the trip, but…[Read more]

  • Robert, I don’t have Michael’s vast expertise, but I’ve been to the Chianti Classico region 10 times, and am planning the 11th trip for this fall.

    Everyone has their favorites. I’ll give you a few of mine as well, and if you want to follow up and discuss further, please contact me.

    Sustainable Chianti Classico: there is a small one-man winery…[Read more]

  • Robert, I don’t have Michael’s vast expertise, but I’ve been to the Chianti Classico region 10 times, and am planning the 11th trip for this fall.

    Everyone has their favorites. I’ll give you a few of mine as well, and if you want to follow up and discuss further, please contact me.

    Sustainable Chianti Classico: there is a small one-man winery…[Read more]

  • Robert, I don’t have Michael’s vast expertise, but I’ve been to the Chianti Classico region 10 times, and am planning the 11th trip for this fall.

    Everyone has their favorites. I’ll give you a few of mine as well, and if you want to follow up and discuss further, please contact me.

    Sustainable Chianti Classico: there is a small one-man winery…[Read more]

  • Robert, I don’t have Michael’s vast expertise, but I’ve been to the Chianti Classico region 10 times, and am planning the 11th trip for this fall.

    Everyone has their favorites. I’ll give you a few of mine as well, and if you want to follow up and discuss further, please contact me.

    Sustainable Chianti Classico: there is a small one-man winery…[Read more]

  • In reply to: Michael Horne wrote a new post, Italian Fast Food, Autogrill Style Photo credit When I travel to Italy, I find myself zipping around in my rented Fiat 500 by way of the Autostrade, or Italian toll ways that […] View

    Ah, what would Italian travel be without the Autogrills! yes, we make a point of eating at osterie and trattorie when in the countryside; however when on an autostrada…stopping at an Autogrill becomes a governing objective. That (along with the COOP grocery store in Poggibonsi) are the Gayleys' "guilty tourist pleasures". 

    We've stopped…[Read more]

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  • Jay Pulli?? The world class photographer? Glad to see you here. Masnaghetti has specific wine maps for each of the communes in Chianti Classico. I painstakingly accumulated them through searches on his website as well as haunting select wine stores in Siena off the Piazza del Campo. They’re great. I have Radda, Castellina, Gaiole, and Panzano, as…[Read more]

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