We arrived in Rome and took the train to Termini Station. There we caught an express train to Florence where we picked up our car. We drove to the agriturismo La Sovana.
This was a real treat. Karen has been referring a number of her clients to La Sovana and we enjoyed the opportunity to stay here. We had a great evening. Our room was very pleasant, the meal great and the fun feel with the owners joining the guests for dinner really set a great tone. We will be including La Sovana in our Great Places to Stay site.
Then we drove over to Cortona to visit the Relais la Corte dei Papi. David told us he was actually born in the house, and the house has been in his family since the 17th Century. We have an elegant lunch outside. Based on our lunch, we will be listed in Great Places to Stay.
The we drive to Castellina in Chianti and move into the Borgo di Pietrafitta We have stayed here twice before and this is my kind of place to stay in Tuscany. This has been included in our Great Places to Stay for a number of years.
We took day trips each day. One day we drove to Volterra, the Abbazia di San Galgano, San Gimignano and Firenze.