restaurant, vineyards and olive groves. We toured the house and winery before participating in a Tuscan cooking lesson given by the winery’s own chef. We made pinci pasta which required simultaneously stretching and rolling tender pasta into long spaghetti-like ropes. Our undisputed champion rollers were Mel and Keith.
On our way back to the villa four of our more adventurous travelers hopped off the bus to visit Staggia Castle. They happened upon an enthusiastic archaeologist who filled them in on the history of the place. They got so involved they had to walk double-time back to the villa to catch the bus for dinner.
We had one more wonderful Tuscan meal before we returned to the villa for our last night in beautiful Tuscany.