Our First Three Days
It was a long journey from Toronto and Connecticut but we all met in Brussels and continued on together to Florence. Marcie and our driver were there to greet us and whisked us to the countryside, to the tiny village of Poggio Alla Croce.
Some of us walked around the property and explored the nearby agriturismo of Il Colle, owned by the handsome and outgoing Giovanni.
After an early dinner, we fell into a well-deserved slumber.
The next morning was Market Day in Greve-in-Chianti, where we found some great bargains on tablecloths and sweaters. Not to mention a visit to the Antica Macelleria Falorni where we, and countless others, admired the cinghiale outside.
We strolled through the hill town of Montefiorelle. Yes, we were getting hungry now so we were a bit early for our reservation at the Alterio Winery.
The multi-talented Sam was in charge of pretty much everything, from preparing and serving the food, to tending the grapes and caring for the olive trees. And yes, she has two daughters!
On top of everything else, Malo is a great hostess and fed us well.
Monday morning we stopped by the town of Panzano, on our way the Nora’s Cashmere goat farm.
Linda deciding which baby goat to take home
TO BE CONTINUED……Next days: Firenze, Lucca, special dinners, Siena, San Gimignano, ……..