Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Taking it Easy in Tuscany

Here we are in June so I figured I better finish up my Italy travel series. Husband and I spent Easter week road-tripping through the lively boot that is Italy. To recap, we spent our first few days in Rome, visited Pompeii, drove down the Amalfi Coast, and ended it all with a lazy weekend in Tuscany.
Our View from Le Due Volpi Bed & Breakfast 

Originally, we planned to spend a couple of days in Florence but after pulling into the gravel drive of our Bed and Breakfast at Le Due Volpi, we quickly changed our daily plans. It was the most breathtaking Italian villa imaginable. 
I LOVED the outdoor, unattached camp kitchen!

An hour's drive from Florence along a winding two lane country road, brought us deep into the Tuscan hills. Surrounded by rolling fields, blooming spring wildflowers, and budding grapevines, the historic stone farmhouse was the perfect serene setting we needed to end our trip. Upon first sight, I thought I had stepped inside a romantic Hollywood movie or perhaps the setting in a best selling work of fiction. 
Reminiscing My Great Grandma Alma

Husband and I were extremely impressed with the Le Due Volpi Bed & Breakfast. Owners Heidi and Lorenzo made our stay the best that it could be from their gorgeous home (Ancient wood-beamed ceiling? Yes, Please!), farm fresh breakfast, down to their personally self-brewed wine label. 
Wildflowers, Antiques, the View

Husband and I did make a quick stop in Florence. Can you even count two hours as a visit? We waited in line to step inside The Duomo and see The Last Judgement frescoe started in 1568 by artist  Giorgio Vasari. After viewing the painting beneath the massive domed roof from several different angles, we headed deeper into Florence in search of the Porcellino fountain. There we snapped some pictures, headed off for another gelato, and made our way as quickly as possible out of the mobs of people in Florence.
The Duomo in Florence, Italy

Porcellino Well Wishing Fountain

On our way out of the city and back into the countryside, we stopped at a local farmer's market. We stumbled our way through the Italian language ordering two types of salami, several cheeses, olive bread, lemon desserts, and a bottle of wine all from different vendors. Later on in the evening, Husband and I enjoyed a picnic back at the Villa as we watched the sunset over the Tuscan hills. It. was. perfect.
A Tuscan Picnic

Before we had even left Le Due Volpi, Husband and I were already making plans for our next stay! Who knew the best part of Tuscany, besides the view, could be a bed and breakfast? 

Until Next Time,

1 comment:

  1. The B&B looks amazing! I am planning a trip already, thanks for sharing. :-)


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