Travelling with the Fun Family!

Welcome, Joe and Kris, Mark and Jerome and Bob and Sue! ( and a surprise guest visit from Mr. Daniel Abbott) The First Eight Days It’s amazing that all three flights from different European airports all arrived on time in Florence. First came Jerome and Mark, then Bob and Sue and finally Chris and Joe. […]

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Our Days At Il Colle: a little piece of paradise

Sunday, September 17 Welcome, Mike and Carolyn and Johanne from California, Louise from Montreal and Judy and Bruce from Virginia. After a welcoming wine and cheese tasting with our host Giovanni, we toured the property, Il Colle, and settled into our rooms. Monday, Sept 18, We strolled through Greve in Chianti, then visited Podere Le […]

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Meet Nancy Johnson, Guest Photographer

I was very fortunate to have Nancy Johnson, a superb photographer from Santa Rosa California, among my guests at Il Colle in April.   When I look at her photographs, I re-visit the beauty, peace and excitement of our time together in Tuscany. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing some of your photos with us!   […]

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Highlights of our springtime adventure in Tuscany

Hard to believe that Nancy, LeAnn, Mary and Lynda are now back in California and Toby arrived safely in Atlanta.  It’s hard to put the experience into words and even photos can’t  tell the entire story, but here is my attempt. Enjoy the slideshows!   The arrival on  April 17   On our first morning, we […]

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Gelato tasting in Castellina at Antica Delizia

Antica Delizia is a small family run gelato company located in the town of Castellina in Chianti. After a few wrong turns, (to put it mildly) we were greeted by Chiara and her husband Simone.  They recently expanded and moved their shop to new quarters a few blocks away from their original store in the […]

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