Wednesday, October 15, 2008


We flew from O'hare to Milan, Milan to Rome, and drove 3 plus hours from Rome to Tuscany. There, nestled on a hillside along side of the Chianti highway, we found our Village/winery which was to be our home for the next week.

Looking at Fonterultoli

This village of 3 or 4 streets consists of a few private homes and a winery and estate that has been in the same family for 400 years. Like many other farms and wineries they offer accommodations for tourists, usually for a minimum rental of one week. Our apartment, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, kitchen and large dinning room and living room was located on the second floor of one of the orignal winery facilities on Via Puccini.

the apartment...our bedroom, second floor window on the left

looking down Vial Puccini, our apartment on the right. The homes on this timy street are private residences.

Looking out the livingroom window. The building on the left is the owners home. They live here from May to November and in Florence for the remaining months.

The farm produces Chianti wine, olive oil, and lavender toiletry products.


Lesley Rigby said...

The golden glow of Autumn on the stonework of your last image is beautiful.
I found Fonterultoli on Google Earth hoping for a closer look but it isn't as sharp as it could have been. Still interesting.

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh man...I am SO jealous! You're visiting the most beautiful place on earth!

Hope you're both having a wonderful time. Enjoy!

claire said...

nice blog! if you're going to Rome next I suggest to visit vacation rentals in rome to find an accommodation in the area you prefer..all rooms and apartments have free internet access...ciao