A few days after landing in Italy Emily and I met Jen & Nick in Florence to enjoy the Chianti Festival. Who would have thought we would be able to jump on a mini bus, visit two vineyards, and sample various wines for only 10 Euros? Although we made reservations and never received a confirmation, like true Italians, we showed up and waited and what do you know, we were on the list! Once the driver arrived he checked everyone in and we were off. Two hours later we had arrived at the first vineyard for sampling. The owner explained all his wines, the area, the process etc…. After the second tasting we headed back to Florence where I then headed with Jen and Nick to spend a few days checking out Cinque Terra and Portofino.