Virtual Italy Trip
Ciao, virtual Italy trip! To celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary, Danny and I experienced Italy from the comfort and safety of our home. It was sorprendente! We’ve always dreamed of visiting beautiful Italy, and thanks to Tenuta Torciano’s virtual experiences, our dream came true! They have so many virtual options to choose from – from truffle hunting to cooking classes. We chose the helicopter tour with wine and olive oil tasting. It seriously felt like we were there! Alberto, our sommelier, made us feel more than welcome and kindly welcomed us to their Italian family. He was so knowledgable and made our experience unforgettable! We learned lots about their outstanding wine and tasted 8 different ones. Every wine we had was AMAZING! Hard to choose, but my favorite reds were the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino and the 2015 Cavaliere. The white Vernaccia di San Gimignano was really good, too!
Loved how they took the added steps to include the pamphlets to make us feel like we were there, and how we got to complete the wine form during the tasting – just like a traditional tasting! We also tasted their truffle olive oil which is AMAZING. The helicopter ride of the vineyards, hillsides, and San Gimignano (province of Siena, Tuscany) was breath-taking, and they recorded it for us yesterday. So special! Since Italy is 9 hours ahead of PST, our tasting was at 10 AM which was fun. To make it feel like we were there even more, I added Florence’s time complication to my Apple Watch, and we had a blast taking photos in Italy with our backdrop and stand. If you’re looking for something fun to do, I highly recommend it! I can’t wait to do another one of their experiences. To finish our anniversary, we’re going to make some risotto and enjoy Italian cake bites. If you have any questions at all, free free to let me know. Addio!