Tuesday, October 18, 2005

My Italy Diary: Tuscany, Part 5

We checked out this morning and went on a quest for wine before headng to Firenza to catch the train to Milano. Roberto directed us to a small farm up the hill, Isola e Olena. We stopped in unannounced and were received graciously by Marta, who showed us through the cellar and processing, explaining everything as we went. We tasted four exceptional wines, three of which we bought to take home. We arrived safely back in Firenza, returned the car, and managed to catch the 2:14pm train to Milano. We arrived around 5:00pm and took a taxi to the Hotel Spadari al Duomo. After checking in we walked around a bit. Unfortunately, like everywhere else in Italy we’ve visited, the Duomo is under restoration. I’m very disappointed, as the Milano Duomo is the most spectacular in Italy, with its spirers and gothic look.

Tomorrow morning we head home.

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