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Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

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Publisher Comments:

Dario Castagno was born in England to Italian parents and moved with his family to Tuscany when he was ten. Through his company, Chianti Rooster Tours, he has guided small groups of visitors--mostly Americans--to his favorite spots in the Chianti region for more than ten years. This is his first book. Perhaps his proudest accomplishment, however, is claiming membership in Siena's Caterpillar contrada, which won the Palio in 2003.

Synopsis:

A British-born Chianti tour guide shares his experiences with his mostly American clients as he explores the history and character of Tuscany's famous wine region.

Table of Contents

1. Ringraziamenti — 2. Introduction: Americans through Tuscan eyes — 3. Discovering Chianti — 4. January and the athletes — 5. Chianti and "Chianti" — 6. February and the honeymooners — 7. Cradle of genius — 8. March and the Oenophile — 9. Fosco's house — 10. April and the know-it-alls — 11. Love among the ruins — 12. May and the collector — 13. Intervallo: the Dutch — 14. The black rooster — 15. The first excursion — 16. July and the Palio — 17. Us versus them — 18. August and the lovers — 19. Intervallo: the American caterpillar — 20. Playing offense — 21. September and the timekeeper — 22. Strangers in a strange land — 23. October and the coach tour — 24. Intervallo: death and life in America — 25. November and the devoted mother — 26. All about Babs — 27. December with the college student — 28. The tour that wasn't — 29. Intervallo: from the other side of the van — 30. Conclusion: La Macia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762751617
Subtitle:
Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Author:
Rodi, Robert
Author:
Castagno, Dario
Author:
Dario Castagno
Author:
Robert Rodi
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Anecdotes
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Chianti (Italy) - Description and travel
Subject:
Tourists - Italy - Chianti
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Italy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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