There are some good reasons not to go to Florence on a Sunday in June, lots of Tourists and the heat are only two, but for this event we went nevertheless. It took place in front of Palazzo Pitti, a Renaissance-Palace on the other side of the Arno which was built by a rival of the family Medici.
Ponte Vecchio Florence
To stand up against the most powerful family Italy´s didn´t do Pitti well and so the Medici´s owned the property a century later and built a secret gangway from the Palazzo Strozzi via the Ponte Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, just to be able to go home from work without being seen.
Chianti at Palazzo Pitti
Back to the Wine Event: winemaker from all over Italy were presenting and explaining their wines, “Castelli di Poppiano Chianti Colli Fior Reserva 2007”, “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg 2007” and “Villa di Calcinaia Chianti Classsico Riserva Docg 2007”, big names besides more unknown like “Fabula Montereggio di Massa Marittima” or Doc Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva 2007″. Like always at a Degustatione, it was way too much and I got confused with all this Information, but at least I could taste the difference of grape and region. And beside the educational purpose there is the fun part – what could be nicer than standing in the evening sun on a Piazza in Florence and taste the most famous wines of all Italy? The event (Wine town Firenze) takes place every year in September