Our first weekend trip was a success! We watched a few Padova baseball games in Florence then made our way to stay the rest of the weekend in the cutest town, San Gimignano. It was basically everything you picture when you think of Italy. A little brick town with narrow streets, clothes hanging off lines out of windows and villas covered in Ivy. Although the patios of restaurants and cafes are covered with people, somehow it is still so quiet all you can hear is the birds chirping.....until we get outside. Haha!
We woke up in San Gimignano, enjoyed our coffee and brioche (which are pastries and it's becoming an everyday thing...help) then walked around the shops for the first part of the afternoon. After we drove about 30 minutes to Greve in Chianti to visit Enoteca Falorni. Enoteca Florin is the place that inspired the The Teahen's when they were traveling 3 years ago to later open a wine bar of their own in Scottsdale, AZ. It was so cool to see the concept that sparked their ideas and the results of what they created. If you haven't been to Scottsdale quarter to check out Sorso Wine Room I highly recommend it. Wine on tap is always fun.
Our last day we visited the beautiful family owned Winery called Tenuta Torciano. We may or may not have had way to much fun wine tasting but I would be lying if I said the truffle oil they made there wasn't one of the best parts. It's crazy that in America, any dish with Truffles on it is expensive. Here it is not as valuable since they have the resources to produce a lot.
Safe to say we made the most of the road trip by making a few other pit stops along the way. We scoped out some cool cities that we will go back to visit another weekend. Time is flying. I can't believe we have almost been here a month! We're off to Bologna tomorrow to watch a few baseball games and get our dose of the town that created tortellini... as if we haven't had enough pasta so far. Happy Friday :)