Saturday, May 20, 2017

Enjoying Chianti in Siena, Italy

Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. 

The service in Italy's restaurants are generally slow.  (The same can be said of Spain in my experience.)  Being on a tight schedule, Rose and I would at times buy some food to-go and just eat it in the public square.  The nice thing in Italy is one can order a bottle of wine to-go and drink it outside.  Interestingly, almost everyone drinks in Italy, and yet there seems to be no problem with alcoholism.