God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Restaurants In and Around Greve-in-Chianti

I must say and admit--this does not truly qualify as a blog entry--at least not of the kind I usually write, but..........maybe it will be useful to those of you who will be traveling in the area we called home for a wonderful year.

We ate out a lot! Often it was for lunch when Ken and I explored the countryside while Casey was in school. I can not tell you how relaxing and freeing it is to just drive white roads and lanes and then find some place to stop for a good pasta and glass of vino. No worries in the world follow you on such ventures. What a year it was!

As a result, I have compiled a list of restaurants in the greater Greve area. Hopefully this information is for you--because that means you will be there.

I put this together for the Slow Travel website which focuses on a type of travel which allows for greater immersion and understanding of cultures and lifestyles. If you are not aware of this site, you may want to check it out.

So, now, travel to Restaurants in Chianti. The truth is that this is not a complete list of our culinary year--as time permits, it will expand to both more restaurants in the Chianti area and then to other areas within Tuscany and Italy. As I said--we ate out a lot! Enjoy.

5 comments:

Maryann said...

Wonderful idea and service to those who plan a trip to Italy! I'm awaiting my turn :)

Jane said...

Thanks Maryann.

Barb Cabot said...

Dear Jane, What a great list you've compiled. Someday I hope to get to some of these places. I will be nearby in Feb. as I will be entering and leaving Italy via Florence but alas the restaurants will all be closed during that time. Maybe another chance some Spring. Thinking of you often during these holidays. Be well.

joe@italyville.com said...

Hi Jane, We had a wonderful vacation in Greve 2 summers ago
(2006) and loved every minute. The name of the place was called Podere Felceto... wish I had your list then:)

Jane said...

Joe, maybe you can use it next time--there always is one.