by Sandro Pintus
One hundred and seventy Km in the Chianti with the
A beautiful route covering 170 Km which started out from the centre
of Florence, where a photographic exhibition organized by Spek Design
and Design3 of Stuttgart had been set up at the Grand Hotel, continued
on past Piazzale Michelangelo and right into the heart of the Chianti.
The first stop was in the square of Greve in Chianti where, after
a check point (which was present at each of the various halts), again
created by Spek Design, journalists could take a break by walking the
few metres to the Salumeria Falorni to taste its dressed pork products.
The halt at Greve (Foto FAN)
At the Castle of Volpaia it was instead possible to try out the typical
oil and vinegar of the area, while the cellars of the Marchesi Antinori
at the Badia a Passignano offered a pack of their famous wines. The next
stop was at Villa Antinori, where a small exhibition had been set up to
display the mechanical parts of the new SLK model, before going on to
"Il Masseto" Restaurant, which was the last stop on the route.
Two of the cars in the Tuscan countryside
In other words the meeting between the beauties of the Tuscan countryside
and the wonders of art found a common ground with the design and technology
of the new Mercedes-Benz SLK.
One of the halts in the Tuscan countryside
See also: The Mercedes has chosen Tuscany
FAN-Florence ART News
& Sandro Pintus