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  • Our trip to Tuscany

    It's been over 8 months now since we made the trip, but organizing the photos took a back seat to everything else. We stayed at a small villa in Gaiole (Chianti) that actually had a WFO! I asked the caretaker if it was usable, and her best guess was that it hadn't been fired in over 50 years, but was probably a lot older than that. The villa itself was over 600 years old.

    Unfortunately, she made me promise not to fire it up!
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    "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

    -- Yogi Berra

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    Re: Our trip to Tuscany

    I also saw these arch supports in a church in Lucca, and thought folks here would get a kick out of them.
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    • #3
      Re: Our trip to Tuscany

      Originally posted by JoeT62 View Post
      Unfortunately, she made me promise not to fire it up!

      What a crying shame!

      Cool oven. I don't know about you, but my fingers would have been itching to fire that thing up every minute of the holiday....
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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        Re: Our trip to Tuscany

        Yeah it was tough to pass it up. Of course, going out to local trattorias and wineries did somewhat make up for it.
        "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

        -- Yogi Berra

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        • #5
          Re: Our trip to Tuscany

          From what I could see from the pics, that oven looked in pretty good shape.

          Where did it vent? or would the smoke simply spill out the front?

          Sounds like a great trip!

          Christo
          My oven progress -
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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          • #6
            Re: Our trip to Tuscany

            Don't you love the old ovens. Some ares still operational, but quite a few have weeds growing in them. :-)

            I'm sure I have said this before, but we know a family that has a house with an old oven, and they used to say that the cat went inside it one day -- and it never came back. Hah, hah.
            James
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces

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