This is the last of our Italy pictures! We spent one day marketing and relaxing around Lake Trasimeno. It was a glorious day! The markets in Europe are one of my most favorite things. Little stands with the freshest vegetables, cheeses and meats. We bought half the market and made the most incredible meals!
Chris LOOOOOVES kayaks. Like, adores on an entirely inappropriate level. And I hate it. But sometimes, you do what you have to do for the people that you love
And on our final day, we went wine tasting. I found it to be such a different experience than any wine tasting I’d ever done before. In Napa or Sonoma, each vineyard seems to have a tasting room. They’re ready for you to arrive and prepared to pour whenever they are open. There are teams of people making everything work. The tasting rooms feel setup for tourists and you’re never permitted to walk through the vines. In Italy, you kind of stumble upon a guy taking a nap in the backyard. He wakes up, thrilled to see someone. You find out he’s the owner, the farmer and he’ll be pouring for you. This wine is his baby… he’s taken it through the entire process and knows every single thing about it. The experience was, well, absolutely amazing.
If you blink while driving, you’re going to miss the entire town of Valiano. And unfortuantely for you, you’re going to miss Piccola Trattoria Guastini. Amazing food, fantastic wine, incredible views. A must.
Next up, a quick stop in Spain!