Laurel Barton replied to the topic Velvet Smooth Brunellos in the forum Sommelier Chat 1 year, 7 months ago
We enjoyed the Brunellos at Ventolaio near Montalcino. Very much a family operation, so make an appointment. They do not speak English, so I hope you have a little Italian!
Laurel Barton replied to the topic Help with finding good guides in Rome in the forum Italy Travel Log 1 year, 10 months ago
Yes! Sonia Tavoletta is a super private-guide we have used and recommended. You can email her here: SoniaTavoletta63@gmail.com.
Laurel Barton replied to the topic Where to stay in Bologna in the forum Where to Stay 4 years, 3 months ago
We very much enjoyed B&B Santo Stefano which is very conveniently located and only Euro 90.00 per night for a double room. Clean and modern, great breakfast, kind host.
Laurel Barton, GoodDayRome.com
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