Tuesday, Oct 28 Day 1 We are picked up at Florence airport, mid afternoon by Giovanni, our handsome Italian driver. Soup and snacks were waiting for us at Il Colle Unpack, relax! Sleep……… Wednesday, Oct 29 Day 2 Visited Nora’s Cashmere Goat Farm. We got a little bit lost and Myrna got a little bit […]
1. Meet The Reluctant Weaver Myrna was unhappy. She had travelled all the way to Tuscany in search of chocolate and luxury but today she was squatting on a low stool learning how to weave a basket. Wasn’t this something mental patients did in occupational therapy? She kept this thought to herself. She tried to […]
On Saturday we had lunch at Cristina and Lucca’s farm in Paterno. After lunch we made sachets with dried herbs and flowers.
Here is the rough plan of our adventure! Where we are staying: Agritourismo Il Colle in Poggio alle Croce ( near figline valdarno/incisa) Tuesday Oct 28 Day 1 Group picked up at Florence airport, mid afternoon. Welcome reception at Il Colle- Marcie is cooking! Unpack, relax! if anyone is feeling energetic: drive around the neighbourhood: […]
Since 2004, I have been lucky to spend extended time in Tuscany. The people that have become my friends accept me and I’m treated like part of the family. Picking olives, cooking, hiking, and making art together are the activities that have led to the kinds of conversations that cement friendships. When I return to […]