Tag Archives: Bike and Wine tours

Exploring Vicenza – The City of Palladio

Vicenza, The “City of Palladio” was home to the most important architect of the Renaissance, whose designs have influenced architecture all over the Western world. Home to the Rotunda, inspiration for Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Vicenza was designated a UNESCO World … Continue reading

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Honey Roasted Parsnips – Sudtirol Cooking Class

During a recent private cycling tour through Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige region, we had the opportunity to learn about this region’s amazing cuisine under the guidance of Sudtirol chef Michael Seehauser. We gathered at a remote mountain rifugio north of Bolzano … Continue reading

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Demystifying Italian Wines – What is a Super Tuscan?

What is a Super Tuscan? A question I am asked often on our Italy tours, be it walking the wine regions in Tuscany, or on a cycling tour in the Dolomites. A bit of background to set the stage. The … Continue reading

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Boscarelli Wines – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

On our Italiaoutdoors bike tours and walking tours through the best wine regions in Tuscany, we often spend a couple of days exploring Montepulciano. This hilltop town is surrounded by picturesque vineyards producing one of Italy’s quality wines, the Vino … Continue reading

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Exploring Tuscany – Montepulciano

Winding our way through southern Tuscany by bicycle, we arrive in the hill town of Montepulciano. Situated between the Val di Chiana and the Val d’Orcia, and offering views of Lake Trasimeno to the east, and Monte Amiata to the … Continue reading

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