A wine-drinking, city-visiting Tuscan adventure


It's been a few weeks, and I'm (nearly) over my post-Italy holiday blues. Food - good. Wine - good. People - good. Scenery - good. What's not to love! Italy gets into your soul. 

We stayed in a beautiful farmhouse in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Castelvecchi sits high on a hilltop and is also home to one of the oldest cellars in Italy. We felt pretty chuffed that our room sat opposite a stunning view, with wine-drinking-seats included. Being a rather posh Rose drinker myself I wasn't too fussed with the red stuff (sacrilige), but after a few vineyard 'wine tastings' (read - 'free wine') I was converted. Tied in with some shop bought Italian ham/cheese/bread to eat on the veranda and I would happily have missed the flight back to England. 

To ensure we made the most of our stay we had a car to take daily jollies. We visited San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, Pisa and the lakes of Castiglione del Lago along with a variety of random villages in Chianti. Ever the teacher, my man taught me many things about the history of Italy. Whilst I taught him that I can buy a new outfit in a matter of minutes (the cathedral visiting no-skirt rule meant I had no choice) and that every day is Gelato day. View the rest of my pictures here.

In other news - The Ink Closet website is in the middle of a big upgrade. Some final tweaks then we'll make the big transition. Ciao for now!