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Tuscany, Italy October 19, 2012
Setting off for the Passignano for a winery tour and lunch, we found the road was closed for maintenance; little did we know we could actually see the Badia di Passignano (Abbey of Passignano) from where we were forced to turn around. An hour later having been on small streets and dirt roads we arrived at the Badia. (below) The sign next to the winery says that Badia Street is closed for 0.8 kilometers from October 10th until the work is finsished. The Badia is located in the Chianti Classico region, is an ancient monastery dating back to 395, still inhabited by monks of the Vallombrosian Order.
road closed sign Julia & Rick with winery tour guide monestery
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(above, left) A sundial created by Galileo Galilei in about 1587. (middle & Right) in the wine cellars below the monestery. (below) Lunch at Michelin one-star Osteria Passignano.
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