Our home at Agriturismo Il Colle, in Poggio Alla Croce. We stay here for two reasons, one is the setting.
Our country house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms with a complete kitchen, dining room and living room.
And the other reason we stay here is Giovanni, our host at Il Colle. Whether he is leading a wine tasting in his tasting room/internet café or BBQing Bistecca on a wood fire, we remember him as the welcoming face of Chianti and know we have made a friend for life.
When we move to Firenze, we are staying at Casa Thiele, a new bed and breakfast destination designed and owned by my good friend, Anna. It’s directly across the street from Orsanmichele, once a granary, holy place and a guild meeting headquarters located in the centre of town, a few steps from Piazza della Signoria