Chianti is the region of wonderful vineyards, charming hill tops towns that stretches from Florence to Siena on to Arezzo. The cypress trees dominate the landscape. These trees aren’t just there for beauty. They serve as wind barriers, as well as providing an excellent source of strong and valuable wood.
Most of us are familiar with the beautiful Tuscan cities of Florence and Pisa, so let me introduce to other parts of this amazing region.
My husband and I were travelling as group-leaders on a bus tour. This mode of transportation allowed us to admire the stunning scenery on route, but obviously, many kilometers were travelled, and this type of tour does not appeal to all.
After leaving Florence, we headed to Fattoria Poggio Alloro in San Gimignano, specialized in agritourism. The name Poggio Alloro means Bay Leaf Hill, and it refers to…