My, my, the past few days seem like weeks, we've done and seen that much. Let's see, from Florence we drove about 19km to Chianti, to the Agriturismo we stayed in. Really beautiful region, gorgeous landscapes, and in case the name doesn't tell you anything, great wine :).
We arrived for the check in mid afternoon and with the weather being so hot, over 36 degrees, we should have stayed by the pool, but no, we like to walk in the sun – well Bertrand does :). So off we went to check the surroundings. First stop, Greve in Chianti, a quiet town, quite touristic, but very charming.
Second stop, and my favorite, Montefiorale, a to die for little village on the hill, a few minutes from Greve. It was so quiet there that we felt we were the only visitors. It doesn't take long to do a little tour of it, maybe 30 minutes, but you can easily spend an hour just relaxing and enjoying the landscape.
After our little stroll, we went back to the Agriturismo and spend some much needed pool time. Have I mentioned how awesome the pool is? Like, huge AND with a view! Anyway, we can't sit still for long so we left after 4pm to visit another town recommended by our friends here called San Gimigiano.
Suuuper cute, called the medieval Manhattan, it is very charming, very touristic too, but it didn't bother, the atmosphere was great.
Situated on a hill you have beautiful little streets, great piazzas, one of the best – if not the best – pizza I have ever had, breathtaking views and lovely people.
We went later in the day not just for the light conditions but also due to the hot weather and it was perfect. If you travel to Tuscany in August, even late August, the best time to go out and about is, the earliest, after 5pm.
Montefiorale. It's too cute. Don't miss it.
Drink wine. Had I lived here, I would become an alcoholic :).
Drive around. If you have the possibility, one of the best activities is to drive around and experience the views, it's quite spectacular.
Visit San Gimigiano and eat a pizza there. It's really gorgeous. I would allow between 3-4 hours for a proper stroll.
Wait for the sunset in San Gimigiano. There is a view from the Roca which is not bad at all. And don't leave after the sun sets and everybody else is leaving, stay there, the sky becomes gorgeous and there are less people :).