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Chianti, Prada and Florence

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View Julie; Joe; Kari; Megan's European Holiday on Jcarrara's travel map.

Sept 18

We went to brunello country. Today the driver was a little aggressive and I was car sick the entire day.

We started the day at a beautiful family vineyard. The son gave us the tour. It is amazing that he grew up knowing he would own the business one day. He was 29 and was very knowledgable. The wine was great and not only will another case arrive at my office, I bought older years and cant wait to open the bottles. I may actually have Chris, Tom or Cliff store the bottles for me. I don't trust myself.

Our driver introduced us to a copper craftsman. He was a spunky old man. He makes all sorts of handmade copper items. Chefs have his heavy copper pots sent to them fro all over the world. He made Kari and I a cute copper plate orniment.

Next- Prada outlet. Kari was in her element. I was so impressed with her price knowledge-she was able to determine a good deal. I planned activities, towns and hotels. Kari went to designer stores in Chicago to learn prices and collections. We all contribute.

We arrived in Florence that evening. We stayed at the Gallery art hotel. Great location and they recommended a nice dinner place and made a reservation.

We had the best steak florentine and it was nice to see lots of locals dining around us. Kari wouldn't really care because the rolling stones were background music. She was so excited.

We walked around. This city had a nice energy.

Posted by Jcarrara 17:14 Archived in Italy Tagged shopping

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