How Italians buy wine

The majority of Northern Italians buy their wine from local cantina’s in the area. We have about 2 or 3 that we continuously go to to get wine.

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3 of a kind 

It isn’t everyday you see three of a kind..

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Buon Anno/Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year friends ! ! ! ! ! !

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Discovering the Ancient town of Belluno

I love being spontaneous and not deciding on which city in Northern Italy to explore. We just got in our Jeep and headed towards Valdobbiadene. After visiting one of our favorite wineries, Nani Rizzi in which you are always welcomed with a friendly smile and a  refreshing glass of Sparkling White wine DOCG. We went towards the direction of Belluno.

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Bassano del Grappa ~

Ahh, If you were to ask me what are my top 3 favorite cities in Veneto, I would definitely have to say Bassano del Grappa is surely one of them. 

Bassano is home to Renzo Rossi the founder and President of Diesel, the spirit Grappa which is usually an after dinner drink but lets face it here in Veneto, its quite common to have Grappa in your caffe after lunch and dinner or maybe even just as a shot.
I can’t tell you all enough that its best to visit these lovely, quaint towns in the Winter time when there aren’t as many tourists, its kind of like you have the whole city to yourself. My only advice would be not to go on a Sunday as we did here.. Haha! It was still just as amazingly beautiful with tons of people.. I love to people watch anyhow. Don’t you?
I decided to play “tourist” on a cold day in February. Roberto, my brother in law was my tour guide.
Please enjoy the photos..
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The streets were a bit crowded in the beginning

My charming tour guide

My charming tour guide, Roberto, who also happens to be my brother in law 🙂

The main piazza ~  Such a gorgeous day!

The main piazza ~
Such a gorgeous day!

Can you tell the time?

Can you tell the time?

The church of St. John the Baptist built in the 14th Century and restored in the 18th Century

The church of St. John the Baptist built in the 14th Century and restored in the 18th Century

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Reflections ~

 Divo Bassano Protectori

Divo Bassano Protectori

I adore this ceramic shop

I adore this ceramic shop

Il bacio ~ The kiss

Il bacio ~ The kiss

Postcard perfect?

Postcard perfect?

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Golden hour

Golden hour

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My view from the walk back to our car.. breathtaking beautiful.

Can you see why Bassano is one of my favorites? I simple adore this charming city!

Have you ever been to Bassano? Which is your top 3 cities to visit in Veneto?

xoxo