Day 8: One of the things I needed to do or wanted to see I should say is to drive through the Chianti region. I love wine...and to have come to Tuscany and not see that part, would just be dreadful. ;-)
So I packed the car with snacks and water and headed out to drive the "old" road, not the express highway that went along side it. It isn't "old" just very scenic and a beautiful road too. You drive right between the vineyards and have little pitoresque towns that you can stop and take a break if you will.
|There were wineyards left and right of the road|
|My trustworthy friend that made some aweful noises at times but brought me |
to where I wanted to go. :)
|Stopped in Chastellina in Chianti for lunch and they had |
beautiful number plaques on the houses.
The photo above were taken from the town out towards the fields
|On my way back after a 3 hour long drive on the scenic route|
I stopped in San Gimignano and had icecream
|The people in the above photo were waiting in line to get|
ice-cream!!! I kid you not...the line was long!
Miss Smartypants here wandered down a bit on the same
street and found a ice-cream parlor that didn't have that
Want to read about my Tuscany trip from the get go? Here is day 1 & 2, day 3, day 4, day 5 & 6