Day 25 Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Don Vito e Zanoni, Casas del Bosque

 

24 hours or so on the Chilean mainlaind, so we need to make the most of our time! We were picked up at 8 o’clock by our very friendly guide, Sergio for a trip to the coast.

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar are about an hour’s drive from the Chilean capital Santiago and halfway across the country. Valparaiso is really like nowhere else, with brightly painted houses, many made of corrugated iron, tumbling down steep hillsides towards the sea. It’s probably best to try to get an idea from the pictures…

Vina del Mar is much more sedate, rather like a modern seaside resort in the Med. We had lunch at an excellent Italian restaurant – Don Vito e Zanoni. Again, the pictures probably convey this best.

We finished the day at the Casas del Bosque winery with a tour and some samples of really excellent wine. Their Carmenere is especially good but not sure that you can get it in the UK. I will be looking out for it though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Day 25 Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Don Vito e Zanoni, Casas del Bosque

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s