Dreaming of Italy with Adventures by Disney- Day 4- part 3, Tuscany (FINALLY!)

Finally we had made it to our hotel in Tuscany, Borgo di Cortfreda. They welcomed us with such a warm reception we all fell in love instantly with Tuscany!

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As our welcome reception was winding down, our Adventure Guides, Mike and Marco handed out our room keys and we were free to head to our rooms at our leisure. Mike & I walked into our room and headed straight for our balcony doors…

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The view was incredible!2 3

The entire room was what I had dreamed it was be, a perfect Tuscan retreat.4 5 6

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Next it was time for our welcome dinner. We walked in to the reception room and everything we were to taste was on display, and ready for purchase along with a few other local favorites.

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We started the evening in their wine cellar where they needed some help opening up the crates of wine we would be tasting.

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We began by tasting an assortment of locally produced and award-winning wines and all sorts of goodies.

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We started dinner with ravioli in a tomato and basil sauce. We also were served casarecce pasta with ricotta, pine nuts, in a dry tomato sauce.

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Our main course was a pork in a wine sauce with spinach. We were also served beef escalope in a  mushroom sauce and roasted potatoes.

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Dessert was a chocolate cake (which was more like a mousse) with hazel nuts.4

After dinner, a few of us stayed behind to finish the open bottles of wine (again, this is a very tough job) before heading to bed. Something to keep in mind, all 3 meals today were included- as was all of the wine we had at dinner. It was a very busy day- but an excellent introduction to this magical region of the world.

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