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Excursion to Nemi

14 Jul

We think any excursion to the Castelli Romani must include the gorgeous town and lake of Nemi. It is a very magical mysterious place!!

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It is also famous for strawberries

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Castelli Romani Day Trip from Rome

2 Jun

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I have recently discovered how to make photo collages so I made one of our most recent excurion with guests to the Castelli Romani. I think it sums up a perfect day trip. Our excursions are well rounded experiences that include wine, food and history.
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Olevano Romano and Cesanese Wine Grape Excursion From Rome

1 May

We had a lovely day trip from Rome yesterday. We had an in depth visit at a vineyard and wine tasting of the Lazio red wine grape Cesanese. Then a lovely lunch in a trattoria with local products and wine followed by a visit to the hauntingly beautiful medieval monastery in Subiaco.

Here are some photos!

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Rome in the Spring

22 Apr

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It has been so much fun leading tours in Rome lately. There is wonderful food available during our culinary stroll and it has been great walking through the city for cultural tours as well.

New Website

21 Mar

We have redesigned our website and added more tours that focus.on wine and food in Lazio and Rome.

Check out the site and let us know what you think!

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Florence

9 Mar

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Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. We lead day trips and excursions from Rome. And Florence can easily be arranged

Umbria for winelovers

11 Mar
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Feb 15th Master Tasting led by Patrick Farrell MD MW, a really great taster and a wonderful person.

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Pasta with black truffles

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Wonderful wine from Castello delle Regine at dinner

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Montefalco-birthplace of the Sagrantino grape

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Montefalco for art lovers-Perugino

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Tenuta CastelBuono

Montefalco Rosso

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Sagrantino di Montefalco from Tenuta CastelBuono

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Gothic Cathedral in Orvieto

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Umbrian sunset

Castello della sala

Castello della sala

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Dinner at Castello della Sala

Last month I had the honor of joining a fantastic group of #winelovers for the first anniversary of the founding of the group #winelover.  Although I could not make the entire conference, I was able to join from the 15th to the 17th in which time I got a better understanding of the Umbrian wine industry.  I started with the master tasting led by Master of Wine Patrick Farrell MD where we tasted wines made from both Umbrian grapes and international grapes.  I found that the wines made native grapes expressed the terroir much better than the international grapes. Riesling in Umbria makes no sense to me.  But it seems that in Umbria, the fashion is to dig up vineyards of Umbrian grapes and plant the typical grapes like Chardonnay, and strangely, Riesling.  I do have strong opinions about this, which I will publish on my wine blog at a later date.  Suffice to say that the best wines of Umbria were those where tradition is valued.  Sagrantino is a wonderful grape that makes age worthy wines that I want to drink for years to come.

On Saturday we had winery visits which also included towns such as Montefalco and Orvieto.  Umbria is a great place to visit in Italy because it has a wonderful food and wine tradition but also has great cultural wealth, both in the modern -like the Tenuta CastelBuono winery-and the ancient.  From Etruscan to Roman to Gothic to today, I think Umbria is a perfect location for those who want to combine cultural experiences with food and wine experiences.   Truffles.  That is all I need to say.  Overall, I really great experience that helped me understand Umbrian wine and culture more. We’ve just added a food, wine and culture excursion to Orvieto from Rome.  My advice?  Skip Tuscany and enjoy Umbria.

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