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25 photos that will make you want to visit Tuscany right now

Last week I took part in a blog trip to highlight the rich art, history, wine, culture and gastronomy of towns in the famous Chianti wine region of Tuscany.

Entitled “Chianti da Vivere”, our host was the commune of Tavarnelle val di Pesa and I can’t thank them enough for their warm and amazing hospitality.

I will write more on my trip soon, but in the meantime – here are 25 photos that will make you want to drop what you’re doing and get to Tuscany in a hurry!

Waking up to this in San Casciano (Villa Il Poggiale)

Waking up to this in San Casciano (Villa Il Poggiale)

 

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Opulent drawing rooms in your very own Tuscan villa

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Home made egg tagliatelle with that famous Tuscan ragu

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Snacks to go with award-winning wine at the Antinori winery

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Lush, rolling hills and vineyards at every turn

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Keeping hydrated with Chianti wine

Romanesque art era on display throughout

Romanesque art era on display throughout

The gorgeous town of Tignano

The gorgeous town of Tignano

Poderinchianti cooking classes are just the way to spend an evening!

Poderinchianti cooking classes are just the way to spend an evening!

Tortellone stuffed with ricotta and pumpkin in a sage sauce

Tortellone stuffed with ricotta and pumpkin in a sage sauce

You don't get to make your own tortellone in the Chianti everyday!

You don’t get to make your own tortellone in the Chianti everyday!

The corridor of love.. Antinori cellars in an old monastery

The corridor of love.. Antinori cellars in an old monastery

Fairly easy on the eyes..

Fairly easy on the eyes..

Think Tuscany, think green...

Think Tuscany, think green…

Turn the corner and you just might stumble upon... a medieval castle!

Turn the corner and you just might stumble upon… a medieval castle!

Exported to the world - the home of the Chianti classico

Exported to the world – the home of the Chianti classico

Look out the window and there's that Chianti countryside!

Look out the window and there’s that Chianti countryside!

Classic Tuscan 'vinsanto' sweet wine with cantucci biscotti

Classic Tuscan ‘vinsanto’ sweet wine with cantucci biscotti

Chianti red with a not-so-bad view

Chianti red with a not-so-bad view

The casual, rustic charm of many agriturismi, including this one: Il Paganello

The casual, rustic charm of many agriturismi, including this one: Il Paganello

Fresh, organic and healthy - Italian food isn't just pizza and pasta!

Fresh, organic and healthy – Italian food isn’t just pizza and pasta!

Touching raw silver - artisan jewellery making at its finest

Touching raw silver – artisan jewellery making at its finest

Enjoying a drop of red with a view

Enjoying a drop of red with a view

The imposing Duomo di Firenze

The imposing Duomo di Firenze

Staring down the Arno river to the famous Ponte Vecchio

Staring down the Arno river to the famous Ponte Vecchio

And now it’s time to stop daydreaming about Tuscany and get back to work!

Signing off from Trastevere
Baci, Maria

*Accommodation, tours and meals were paid for by the Commune of Tavarnelle val di Pesa, but all thoughts expressed and photos are my own.

 

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