People come to Italy from all over the world, and Tuscany is definitely a region worth to visiting for few days.
Gary and Karin traveled from California and were visiting italy for their second time. They said this time they were looking for less crowded – off the beaten path activities.
They found good tips and had great help from the FaceBook group Traveling to Italy , a group created by Julie Busa from Massachusetts in 2016, with the goal of connecting people that are travelling to Italy.
Gary and Karin first contacted Massi the Driver a few weeks before their trip, and together we created an itinerary that included history, food and wine and scenic views.
In 9 hours starting from Florence we visited:
- Museo Leonardiano in Vinci and the house where Leonardo was born, which included an interactive video called “The Last Supper”
- A family owned winery in the Chianti Pisa Hills. After the cellar tour we had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal. The menu consisted of local meat and cheese appetizers paired with honey and jams, Amatriciana rigatoni pasta and cantucci as dessert. All was paired with the full portfolio of wines. In addition to a sampling of their Vinsanto, Grappa and a digestive herb liqueur;
- The Pisa and Valdera countryside with breathtaking landscapes;
- San Gimignano, AKA the Manhattan of the Middle Ages, where they had time for a stroll in town, a sample of world champion gelato, and great photo opportunities;
- Monteriggioni castle;
- Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral in Siena where we took a selfie with the Torre del Mangia tower;
- Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, just on time to enjoy the sunset over the city.
What a great day out!
I can’t wait to meet you and help with your transportation and itineraries needs for your next day trip in Tuscany.
Massi the Driver