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Day driving through Chianti and a wine festival

Day driving through Chianti and a wine festival

Driving through the Chianti Region Having driven from the Val d’Orcia the day before, we had spent the night at the farmhouse attached to the  Castello, which puts on a buffet breakfast in the morning for guests. It was a beautiful spread of boiled eggs, porchetta, cheese, bread, yogurt, fresh figs, three different kinds of cake […]

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Driving the Crete Senesi and wine tasting in a castle

Driving the Crete Senesi and wine tasting in a castle

Driving the Crete Senesi and wine tasting in a castle Leaving Pienza and the Val d’Orcia behind, we drove to Buonconvento and through the Crete Senesi to Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, an abbey seemingly in the middle of nowhere. I thought this route would be more scenic than taking a main road, but it ended up being way […]

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A day in Orvieto, a beautiful Umbrian hill town

A day in Orvieto, a beautiful Umbrian hill town

Located on the main train line between Rome and Florence, Orvieto is an easy stop if you’re looking for a taste of a hill town but are short on time. While sitting in the eastern side of Umbria, Orvieto is an excellent starting point for a driving trip through Tuscany, and of course, Umbria! With a […]

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