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JoeT62 01-16-2009 07:53 AM

Our trip to Tuscany
 
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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!

JoeT62 01-16-2009 07:56 AM

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

Frances 01-16-2009 08:30 AM

Re: Our trip to Tuscany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeT62 (Post 49104)
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....

JoeT62 01-16-2009 11:30 AM

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.

christo 01-23-2009 06:20 AM

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

james 01-23-2009 11:46 AM

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


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