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19
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 15

A short shuttle ride to the airport and we were soon on our way to Toronto. This being a Sunday, I just know Monday is going to be a long day at the office. Anyway, Darlene and I enjoyed sharing our adventure with you. Having done this blog, we too will enjoy it down the […]

18
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 14

Sadly today is our last full day in Italy. The goal today is to get near to Rome’s airport. I wanted to take the back roads and possibly the Ligurian coast on our way back. Travelling on the secondary roads in Italy is always an experience. It always takes longer than it looks. We came […]

17
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 13

Got off to an early start and hit the road by 0900. Destination today is Montalcino, home to Brunello wines, certainly one of our favourites from Italy. We made it to the Tuscan beaches in about three hours on the autostrada en route to Montalcino for a short diversion. I had heard of a beach […]

16
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 12

We started the day a bit late but soon we were on the road again. The front desk arranged a tasting at a winery called Francone just outside Neive. The area we were touring today is home to Barbaresco wines. Barbaresco also comes from the Nebbiolo grape but the terroir is different, producing a totally […]

15
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 11

Today we spent the entire day touring the back roads of the area. Our first stop of the day was the Damilano winery in Barolo. Damilano has consistently been scored at over 90 points by Wine Spectator magazine on their reserve Barolos. After a short visit we proceeded to the village of Barolo. They have […]

14
Aug

Arend & Darlene’s Excellent Adventure to Italy and the Dalmation Coast – Day 10

After breakfast we made a quick exit from Verona and we were off to the Italian Alps. The journey to Alba took us about three hours on the autostrada. Our destination was the Vila d’Amelia, a Virtouso property just south of Alba. They have several different categories of rooms and we chose a junior suite overlooking […]