Relaxing in Tuscany
Trip Start Apr 30, 2012
30Trip End Jul 28, 2012
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We arrived in Greve in Chianti just before lunchtime guided by our good old GPS (aka Maggie T or the Thatch). Generally speaking Maggie gets it right but not on this occasion. Maggie took us up some steep and winding narrow roads until we reached a street that had been blocked off by the council. We had two options remove the barricade blocking the road or reverse up the winding narrow street.
Steve pulled over while I found our hotel by foot. It turns out that every Sunday the small town closes all roads to the square for their market. Unfortunately the only way we could access our hotel was to drive through the main square
Our accommodation was perfect. We stayed in a small Tuscan apartment with so much character. We expected a single room but were surprised to find a full apartment with a kitchen and a lot of space. When Steve checked out the room prices it looked like we had been upgraded. Normally the apartment was worth 200 euros a night. We are on a roll with upgrades at the moment. Being overly organised and booking in advance is paying off.
We spent the afternoon walking around the market hoping no one would recognise us as the ones who drove through the square. We picked up some wine and antipasto and had a very relaxing afternoon in the backyard of the accommodation .
The next day we set off to visit the small villages around Greve in Chianti
We returned back at our accommodation later that evening to cook up a feast in our Tuscan kitchen. It's was so nice to have some good old home cooking. We both agree that we will certainly visit Tuscany again.