What is it about Tuscany that makes so many of us dream?
(This isn’t even a rhetorical question, I would actually love to know in the comments!)
I got to take a dream trip to Tuscany with three of my cousins this summer. If you’re planning on visiting Tuscany in the future or anytime soon, I wanted to share one of our favorite activities that I highly recommend you add to your itinerary: hiking the Via Francigena from Siena to Monteriggioni followed by a wine tasting of local organic Chianti with Ciao Florence (not sponsored, but highly recommended!). The Via Francigena is a pilgrim trail that goes all the way from Canterbury, England to Rome, and people still use it to this day!
I honestly thought that one of my cousins would never ever get on a transatlantic flight, and therefore never visit Italy. It still brings tears to my eyes that she faced her fear of flying, got on that flight, and now we have amazing memories together in Italy (and another trip in the works!). This hiking tour was the highlight of our time in Tuscany, and I highly recommend this tour if you enjoy getting out in nature! Everything about this tour was fabulous, from our guide, to the scenery & wine tasting.
I took a little video footage of our hike, although I had NO idea what I was doing with the camera! Since then, I have been learning about filming & editing, and it has become one of my (many) passions. I hope that next time I can really do Tuscany justice through film. In the meantime, enjoy my little video with some new Italian phrases I learned, and my photo montage of our Tuscan hike.
Food for Thought:
What three adjectives would you use to describe Tuscany?
What is it about Tuscany that makes you dream of visiting there?0
La Dolce Vita through from California to Italy. I’m Kelly, an American girl with Italian taste in food & wine. I blog about learning Italian, food & wine pairings, how to find authentic Italian ingredients in the US, and seasonal recipes from scratch.