NAPA

It looks a bit like Tuscany, but it’s not Tuscany.

You can’t go to San Francisco, and not take a day to explore the wine country: Napa – which is located at no more than 2 hours drive from SF.

Since Diogo and I never drive in USA (I don’t have a license, and he is a crazy driver, so better to avoid problems…), we had to find an alternative: we could either go by Uber all the way or take a ferry to Vallejo and then a Uber.

Ferry + Uber was actually not only cheaper but much nicer. During 1 hour we had incredible views of the Hills surrounding us and the bay. The only downside his the last Vallejo-San Francisco ferry goes pretty early so we couldn’t stay there for dinner.

Since we didn’t have much time to visit, we picked the most famous sight to visit: Castello di Amorosa – basically the only Castle Italian-style built in Napa. We had some wine tasting which was great.

Our stay was very short. Hope I will have the opportunity to come back for a longer stay.

I totally recommend staying in Napa Valley instead of San Francisco if you intend to explore the wineries and countryside! But book in advance since the prices have the tendency to be higher than SF!

Have you every been to Napa Valley? How was your experience?

Let me know in the comment section below!

Love you all!

Melanie

 

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