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Volterra and a wine tasting

We visited another medieval town in Tuscany: Volterra. It was definitely worth the drive — the Etruscan Museum was really interesting and the weather has been perfect.

Etruscan funerary jars line the wall at the museum's garden.

Etruscan funerary jars line the wall at the museum’s garden.


Built in 1280, this Romanesque basilica is still a living entity.

Built in 1280, this Romanesque basilica is still a living entity.


We then traveled to the Chianti winery of Dievole to meet Giulia’s friend, Angelo, for a tour. It was a highlight of our trip.
We enjoy the view from one of the terraces at Dievole winery.

We enjoy the view from one of the terraces at Dievole winery.


The first written record of wine growing on this spot was in 1090. The building being used now as a hotel is 400 years old.

The first written record of wine growing on this spot was in 1090. The building being used as a hotel today is 400 years old.


It was an amazing day and was our last one at the farmhouse. Tomorrow we head to Florence and the Renaissance.

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7 Comments on “Volterra and a wine tasting

  1. Leslie Veirs
    May 26, 2014

    What fun to think of you visiting a winery when we were doing the same! (We were on a sailing trip to Salt Spring Island, B.C.) Val and I are enjoying your lovely photos and informative entries.

  2. Tana
    May 26, 2014

    That is epic! 1090? I can’t even imagine. Safe travels.. Can’t wait for your next post.

  3. carol maynard
    May 26, 2014

    What fun!!! Your trip sounds so very fun! I’m toasting you as I write this post.
    Cheers!

  4. Neno
    May 27, 2014

    Love the Romanesque Basilica and the Etruscan funerary jars.

  5. Norma
    May 27, 2014

    I see Shane waiting for his wine

  6. Beth Carlson/Bob Carlson
    May 27, 2014

    As Shane said “Bring home some wine!” You could always try the Signor Carlson method of transporting it!

    Beth

  7. Jon
    June 1, 2014

    I saw Mardy at church this morning and she was just bubbling over about your pics.

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