#winelover you plan to visit Firenze – Florence in Tuscany ? Here follows the first insights of our #winelover friend Frank D’Angela, that featured also Puglia – Apulia yesterday in Wine & Dine Puglia – Apulia – The Jewel of the seas article. He get many skills as said previously and knows much about Italy and some good spots.
!! This article will be extended in the next weeks and will get deeper in details like !!
Where to stay:
Where to eat:
(I strongly recommend this wonderful place.. It is one of the best eating and tasting experience all over Europe… Fantastic location and Crazy Wine Selection…. And an amazing History.. A must go!) Some of the best Sommeliers and Chefs of the World has worked here (included Luca Gardini). Really Top level.
Other good eating places are:
Also to try traditonal food as ” Trippa ” and Florentine Steak you can visit this Place: Del Fagioli (Trattoria – Address: Corso dei Tintori 47 R Phone: 055-244285) Great Value and great Food!
TOP Wineries to see and taste:
Antinori - http://www.antinorichianticlassico.it/en (Strongly Recommended!)
Ricasoli - http://www.ricasoli.it/ (Unforgettable Experience, around the castle and vineyards… They are the inventors of Chianti Classico Wine… Just GO!)
Also I think you must go to famous Pisa, Siena (Brunello Area) and Bolgheri (Supertuscans Area) anyway not so distant from Florence…!
Tuscany is immense and you need at least 10 years to visit all the Amazing places there…. This is just a small selection!
PS: Absolutely to see in Florence this monuments and landmark:
1) Ponte Vecchio
2) Palazzo Vecchio
3) Galleria degli Uffizi Museum (here you can see Leonardo, Michelangelo and Giotto Masterpieces)
4) DUOMO – Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore.
And Most Importantly: To visit ” Piazzale Michelangelo ” that has the best high view over the city…
Go in the night when all city lights are on… Stunning, I been there so many times.
Have great time, Frank!
My passion about wine started when I was just 10 years old, because my uncle was a very famous producer in the Chianti Classico Wine Area (Tuscany, Italy). I spent a lot of time with him, especially in the summer times, and followed in love with wine. Right now I’m Enologist, Sommelier & Traveler… Traveling around the World to export the finest Italian and European wines. I spent more than 8 years in the wine business… I worked 5 years in New York City as wine consultant and 3 years in Seoul (South Korea) as Importer and I also was Founder & CEO at my own Company (D’Angela Group Co. Ltd). I’m actually living in Italy, which is my country and planning a new export business that will be ready very soon. I’m very fascinated about wine which is to me an infinite and fantastic World…
That’s a little bit of my life story…
Link to his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/frankdangela?fref=ts
Cheers #winelover and more to come in the next days