Monday, August 27, 2012

Panzano and the Tuscan Countryside

Our friend, Susan, sent us an article about this famous butcher in Panzano. Rather than risk another tourist crowded day, we decided to stick closer to the villa and search out this butcher. Panzano is another cute little village in the heart of the Chianti wine region in Tuscany. The drive was gorgeous and the day, perfect. Here are some shots of the countryside.

 One of the lovely little alleys in Panzano.  We did find the butcher shop and it was pretty amazing. We had a unique lunch of gourmet burger, beef tartar (raw), pulled pork with a really unique flavor and served cold, cold meatloaf that was absolutely delicious and more. It was an Atkin's diet lover's dream.

After lunch, we drove around in search of wine tastings. Unfortunately, many of the places we tried were either closed or by appointment only. We only managed to visit two wineries and didn't buy at either. Still, it made for a relaxing afternoon and some really beautiful scenery.

Okay, I'll admit it, these last two photos are simply to show off our new camera. It has a foliage setting, which allowed me to get these cool bug pictures.

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