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Rome And Wine Tasting in Capania

JMID | May 17, 200809:32 AM

We will be in 5 days in Rome, 1 week each in Sorrento and Capri, and 3 days in Naples late June --- early July. We are travelling with family and friends for a wedding in Sorrento. Our family is in the wine business in California and Washington, so there is much anticipation for wonderful wine and food. Some of us have been to Italy, many have not.

For Rome:
Hotel 47, Near the Bocca de Veritas. Any reccomendations for wine bars, cafes, bakeries nearby for snacking would be appreciated. We are very near the ghetto.

6/18 Tazza D'Oro for caffeine fix.
Lunch. One of my favorites. Casa Bleve wine bar.
Dinner There will be 10 of us with children ranging from 1 1/2 to 14. I am considering Ristorante Fiammetta. I have not been, but it seems a good choice for a group and not overly pricey.Would also like ideas for wine bar nearby before. Possible Gelato after. Any ideas near Fiammetta?

Lunch TBD depending on where we end up. Possibly Volpetti Piu if in Testaccio or somewhere in Trastevere.
Dinner: San Teodoro, near the hotel. Or, this may end up a blow-out with six adults. Am considering Agata e Romeo or Il Convivo or L'Altro Mastai. Ate at Baby in the fall and found the decor and atmosphere extremely austere. Food very good.

Lunch. Most likely Palatium as we will be in the Tritone area.
Dinner. Antico Arco confirmed. Ate here in Fall. Will be perfect for this night's group of 10 adults.

Someone mentioned a small wine shop near the Senate. Might be called Achilli. Does anyone know the address? Apparently you can get great tartine with a glass of wine.

Wine Tasting in Campania

We would be driving from Sorrento. There will be six to ten of us. Looking at a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Not having been, it is hard to estimate time between wineries. I have read that Avellino has an excellent mix of wineries and food.
Typically, we would taste at two venues, then have a great lunch. Possibly tasting at another venue after. We tend to like small, wineries that handcraft their wines. That said, if the best wines are at larger wineries, that is fine as well. We like both reds and whites and are interested in trying the best that Campania has to offer, whether at a winery or with a meal.
The following names have cropped up. Please feel free to critique or add!
Anonio Caggiano
Feudi di San Gregorio

Any ideas on a feasable grouping of wineries, with a lovely lunch. We love to explore back roads. We realize that this will be a day long adventure!

Thanks in advance for your assistance!


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