Tuscan Life and Culture.
This post concludes sharing about my recent visit to Italy, of which the last four days were designated to tooling around the region of Tuscany. Enjoy this vicarious tour, and do consider making it a real life experience for yourself one day.
"Today is a good day." is just one of the uplifting mantras you will find displayed about at Fattoria San Martino Montepulciano, my home away from home where I laid my head to rest for four nights. Visit the website to learn how this husband and wife team brought their business vision and venture to fruition.
Montepulciano was by no doubt my favorite Tuscan town. Known worldwide for its wine, a visit there would not be complete without a wine tour and tasting, paired with lunch of the artisanal genre. Avignonesi Winery was our destination, an absolute gem of a place. Go ahead, visit the website to learn more about this winery's progressive, organic and biodynamic winemaking practice.
Have you ever heard of Monticchiello? Nope, me neither. Here's a sneak peak of the humble beauty this charming little medieval village holds.
We set aside the last afternoon to make an appearance in the city of Florence, barely scratching the surface with exploration.
Instead, I settled for a very satisfying(and affordable!) scoop of lavender gelato.
The following day we tooled around Montepulciano one last time, bid our arrivedercis with Tuscany, then made our way back to home base in Rovereto.
Go see Italy! What more can I say?
This experience was made possible, and only possible, by the love, generosity,
well thought planning, and adventurous spirit of my daughter and her husband.
I will be forever grateful to them, as by nature, I am neither a traveller, nor an adventure
seeker. I simply had to book a flight and get myself on that plane; they took care of the rest.
My responsibility was to enjoy myself. Period.
You two are absolutely amazing! I love you both so much!
And, let's not forget our furry little co-pilot, Bandito, who ventured with us every
step of the way, melted the hearts of every passerby, and has been to more
places in this beautiful world than I have yet to see.