Monthly Archives: September 2015

Florence to Milan, with an accidental side trip through Rome

Friday was my departure day and I already had a prepaid train ticket from Fiesole/Caldine through Florence and on to Milan.  But that wasn’t until the afternoon, so we decided to take the rental car out onto some of the … Continue reading

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Farewell Florence

My last full day in town we decided to go back into Florence, via the easy 15 minute train ride.  From the train station we took a bus up to the Piazzale Michelangelo.  For 1.20 euro you can ride the … Continue reading

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On the trail of the black rooster in Tuscany

After spending the previous day pounding the hot streets of Florence, we took a day to drive into the countryside.  We headed south out of Fiesole, skirting just around Florence and picked up a narrow road leading to the town … Continue reading

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Florence, Italy

Waking up to the sound of birds and nothing else really made me glad to be in the hills above Florence for my last four nights here.  Augie and Teresa are staying longer in the area after my departure.  Andrea’s … Continue reading

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Strada Del Prosecco; Valdobbiadene, Follina, Conegliano and then southward to Fiesole/Caldine

Monday morning we bid farewell to Annalisa and Primo Franco and started driving along what is known as the Strada Del Prosecco,  the wine route.   The small winding road runs along the foothills of the Treviso province, through gently … Continue reading

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Provincia Di Treviso

Walking around the Villa Barberina estate in the early morning, I ran into Primo Franco, the owner, and his grandson.  Primo introduced his grandson as “Generation Five” and a future winemaker.  The Franco’s are a lovely couple who consider themselves … Continue reading

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