Fall 2017 Travellers! Our homes, in Poggio Alla Croce and in Firenze

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 […]

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Eleven things you should know before you work the Olive Harvest (especially if you want to be invited back)

Though the Olive harvest for 2016 is over, it’s not too early to think about being a part of the Raccolta  (harvest) in November 2017. Typically you will receive, among other things, free room and board from your host, in exchange for your help.  1.It is hard and repetitive work. You are not on the […]

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Highlights of our adventure Fall 2014

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 […]

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Does the Fountain of Youth exist in Poggio alla Croce?

In the Chianti hills, just south of Florence, the village of Poggio alla Croce is experiencing a subtle, yet real phenomenon. The women of the town seem to be looking younger. Yesterday when I visited my friend Elettra, I noticed her glowing complexion and more youthful appearance. “What have you done?” I asked, knowing she […]

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