“Although he’s slight, he has that wiry strength
that seems to come more from will than muscle.”
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun
We have been looking forward to our journey into the heart of Tuscany’s countryside since the bistecca alla Fiorentina experience in Florence.
Apart from grilling huge Fiorentine steaks at a farmhouse overlooking beautiful vineyards, we are also planning to taste a few good Italian wines.
Being one of the great wine producing countries from the old world, the map of Italy is literally one gigantic vineyard.
In the northwest region of Piedmonte, the nebbiolo grape produces some of the country’s finest Barbaresco and Barolo wines while Veneto in the northeast is an important region where corvina, molinara and rondinella combine to produce some of the finest Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella wines.