Fattoria Villa Maionchi

Day 15: Monday, April 25, 2005


An association was formed in 1992 to protect the private villa estates or 'fattoria' that surround the historic town of Lucca. Once owned by the rich merchants of this beautiful walled city, these estates seemed doomed to slow decay. By creating economic viability through farming and the sale of high quality farm products, including wines and the world renown Lucchesia olive oil, the time honoured role of the Lucca Villa has been rescued. Most importantly, a culture of hospitality is a common denominator of all the association's members.

The quote above is excerpted from the Web site http://www.lucca.initaly.co.uk/agriturist/maionchi.mill.rental.php .

Our Guide-Angelika-042504-249p
Angelika, Our Guide, Escorts Us to Wine Cellar

Then explains the wine making process, which I will not repeat here.

Owen Tyler and the Inevitable Big Barrel

Lane Through The Vineyards

Neighbor's House

It's 3:01 PM and we have one more stop this afternoon.
It was a mellow and happy group that boarded the bus after this stop.

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