Thursday, January 5, 2012
Villa Il Crociccio
Tuscany! We drove from Venice through lush countryside to a small farm outside of Florence. This type of farm is called an agriturismo, which means they also run a B&B for tourists. The extra income allows them to continue their rural way of life. It's also wonderful for tourists who stay there because they can experience the countryside in an intimate way. At an agriturismo visitors get to meet locals who are passionate about farming and the products they create, which at this farm was a delicious olive oil.
This is the main building, a sturdy Tuscan style villa set on the rolling hillside, surrounded by vineyards. We stayed in a nearby cottage, and I woke to see mist covering the rows of olive trees with blue mountains in the distance.