Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo and Wine Tasting!

I went on a run the other day with my friend Daniel, we ran from Piazza Santa Croce to Piazzale Michelangelo. It was pretty tough considering I haven’t run in a while, but I’m running the Spartan Race in June so I need to get into shape! The view from Piazzale Michelangelo was amazing, we took lots of stairs and slopes to get to the top but it was so rewarding when we made it.

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Later in the evening Fiona (my roommate) and I had a wine tasting class. I’m still a novice when it comes to wine tasting so it was exciting to learn more on how to analyze a wine. We tasted three different types of Chianti wines, which is produced from the region of central Tuscany. An interesting fact: In order to put Chianti Classico on the wine label, the wine has to meet all these requirements. There’s a huge list of criteria the producer has to meet; the two that stood out to me the most were: all types vine training systems are prohibited, and the vineyard must be dry farmed! (No use of irrigation)

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