A car picked us up at our B & B and drove us to the train station, which was chaotic at best. There were a couple of groups because there were two tours meeting there. We piled into two vans and drove out of Florence for about an hour into Siena to the very industrial looking garage where we picked up our vintage 1960's Fiat.
Driving was a whole other story since the gas pedal was size of a postage stamp and the gears were a bit .....shall I say, archaic. But off we went with our convoy of 6 including the tour guide, Stefano.
I will finally be going to Tuscany! We drive into the Siena province and right smack into Chianti and stop for a rest (after all that crazy driving) at Castellina in Chianti, the picture perfect Tuscan town.
After 45 minutes and the purchase of a lovely linen tablecloth we move on. Next stop,
Poggio Amorelli vineyard, a family owned organic vineyard where after a great tour of the cellars,
we will be having lunch in the terrace along with the Vespa tour.
Lunch includes a wine tasting where they open six bottles including a marvelous super Tuscan of which they only have four bottles left. We feel special. After lunch we walk along the very ready for harvest grapes,
and admire the beautiful Tuscan countryside
from our tiny little car.
And then we go,
Four our last night in beautiful Florence,
and our first ever, really awesome tour.