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Monday, June 21, 2010

Volo di Vino


I really will try and get up to date this week which may mean posting every day, as I still have lots to tell you.

Sorry to overload you but there are a few things I have in mind to write about, from when my nephew was here, the cherry harvest and The Montefiascone Hill Climb Race this weekend just gone.


Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in our area, Volo di Vino is a wine bar in Montefiascone and is our favourite in the locality for a number of reasons.

1. It has a pleasant ambience in which  to meet friends for a relaxing glass of wine, they have an excellent selection, some of them local.

2. The location in Montefiascone is convenient and an extra bonus for me is the amazing sunsets to be seen from there.

3. They run special events such as Cheese and Wine Tastings, Murder Mystery Evenings, art and photography exhibitions.

4. It is possible to buy besides wine, gastronomic products, ceramics, books, and sometimes jewellery or various pieces of art that are being exhibited.

5. It is also referred to as an Enoteca which in Italy also tends to mean that they will serve small snacks to go with the wines and also serve light suppers. I am not sure if this is every night, but certainly at the weekends, what ever they have decided to cook, so no choice but always delicious.

6. They have a bookshelf where you can leave and exchange books, where sometimes I have been lucky enough to find an English book or two. I leave books there myself sometimes. In fact when we were there last week there was a lady reading one of them, sitting outside enjoying a glass of wine. This gave me reason enough to be bold and talk to her, a very pleasant English woman who has lived in Montefiascone for a number of years.  I am sure we will see each other around again now we have made initial contact.

We took my nephew and his girlfriend up to Volo di Vino one evening to meet up with some other friends, chill out enjoy some wine,  a light supper and hopefully to enjoy the sunset.

As you can see it was another beautiful one, although I maybe left it a little late in the evening to photograph.


I am including a video of Volo di Vino that I found on YouTube that will give you a good idea of the setting.

Please take a minute or two to visit their website Volo di Vino. They also have a Blog which has occasional updates to advertise exhibitions and events. Blog Volo di Vino and for those of you that might be interested a Facebook page.

I look forward to enjoying a glass of wine with any of you that might visit Montefiascone in the future.



  1. If we head in that direction I will be sure to let you know we are on our way and to meet you at the bar.

    Hope the terrace building has recommenced after the rain!! Diane

  2. Hi Linda,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved you piece. I also read about the Mini...we have a white Mini just like that one. An Innocenti Mini, we also have modern Mini Coopers.

    I loved the video too. Very cool! It is much like the wineries set up in Napa.

  3. Wow Linda love your photo.. what a lovely place to live .. If I ever come to your area, I know who I will be asking for places to visit :-)

  4. This is a dream location. Truly, Linda, thank you so much for sharing. I can see why it's your favorite! – g

  5. I think that sounds like a good place to check out, we need to make a journey over to Montefiascone!

  6. wow .. that picture makes me long for a boat ride with a lover and a bottle of wine :)

    i daydream quite easily

    hope all is well. thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I hope to meet one day .. soon soon! maybe when i return from the states :)

  7. I had to stop by and say Hello and tell you that I fell in love with the tuscany region on our recent trip. I can understand your decision for choosing Italy..

    Greetings from a Mexican Mommy living in Europe

  8. That picture is just too beautiful, I'm sick of London at the best of times, but this just makes me want to run all the way to Italy right now. You're one lucky woman and you deserve it. Love from London x

  9. It sounds a great place and the bookshelf is such a good idea.

  10. montefiascone is stunning. the sunset is beautiful! BTW, thanks for stopping by on my SITS day and making me feel special!

  11. Gabriele VolodiVinoJune 23, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    "grazie Linda!!!! è un articolo fantastico!!!"

  12. What a great blog! I have never been to Italy! I would love to go. I am a new follower from Blogflow! Come and visit Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

  13. Diane - I hope you will be able to visit one day,and enjoy a glass or two of wine with us at Volo di Vino. Our terrace work has been suspended for now as we need to get the guest bathroom finished!
    Kimberly - Welcome and thankyou, delighted you enjoyed some of the posts.
    Anne - It would be lovely to see you in our part of Italy one day.
    Georgiana - It is a pleasure to share our good fortune to be living in such a beutiful location.
    Cathy - you do, I think it is one of Grazia's favourite places, have seen her there more than once.
    Gina - Italy is a daydream sort of country, do come down to see us one day.
    Elisa - Welcome and thanks for commenting. Italy is a difficult country not to fall in love with isn't it.
    Carole - What a sweet comment, thanks, hope you will visit this region one day.
    WL(Pat)- It sure is and the bookshelf has meant I have somewhere to release my Bookcrossing books :)
    Smmall Burst - Thankyou so much for calling by and commenting, so glad you like the look of Montefiascone.
    Mamma Hen - Welcome and thankyou for commenting. I hope you will enjoy a little bit of Italy via my Blog.


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