From Tuscany

Montefioralle

We’ve been visiting several of the beautiful hill towns in Chianti, but the one that is the most memorable is Montefioralle. We arrived there after driving up a long winding hill and parked in a beautiful shaded area at the base of the wall that surrounds the tiny village. Montefioralle is nestled in the heart…

Welcome to Villa il Castellaccio

Welcome to Villa il Castellaccio located near Lucolena, Figline and Greve in Chianti, Tuscany. This is home for our two weeks in Italy. We arrived on June 7, and loved it from the minute we drove down the long meandering gravel lane to the villa. Villa il Castellaccio is an agriturismo with one large villa…

Night Lights of Florence

Last night we drove into Florence to watch the sunset and see the city lights. We parked at the Piazzale Michelangelo, a square on a hill above the Arno River, overlooking Florence. As the sun began to set, we watched the sky fade, the hills beyond the city darken, and the twinkling lights surrounding the…

Killing Time On a Rainy Afternoon

This morning we went to the Saturday market in Greve’s square and could hear thunder rumbling while we picked up fresh fruit, vegetables and whatever looked good to add to pizzas we’re making for dinner tonight. The rain held out until we were back to our apartment, but it’s been one cloud burst after another.…