Italy, Day 4 – Chianti wine region, Tuscany

A lovely drive through the hills to the village of Castellina in Chianti.
Olive trees, grape vines, olive trees, grape vines… It just went on and on, rolling and sweeping, shades of green and burnt gold. The vines were heavy with purplish-red grapes.
I needed to see something without a freeway nearby, where we could stop to take photos and breathe in fresh air.

Lunch :: antipasto from a BUFFET! Help yourself! Words I love to hear.

Followed by wood fired pizza ::


And then home to do some grocery shopping – I love grocery shopping in new places. So fun to look at how supermarkets are set up for locals, what prices are like, how good the produce is.
We found all sorts of nice things and made ourselves an antipasto dinner with some cheap (yet decent) local wine & (not so cheap) food.


Pecorino cheese, mixed local meats (salami, prosciutto, pancetta), yellow capsicum, ciabatta bread.


Chèvre wrapped in prosciutto!

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About SKR

30-something Australian who happened to live in Budapest for 8 months in 2012. Returned for a holiday in 2014 & 2015. Became a mum in 2016.
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