Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tuscany Bike Tour

Brenda, Areli, and I shuttled out of Florence to a small town called Chiesanuova, where our 12-mile bike tour around the Chianti region was to start. We had a friendly guide to lead the way. We explored the vine-covered hills south of Florence and pedalled through a landscape of cypress trees, olive groves, and rustic fams. We even visited Machiavelli's old home from the 1500's, toured a winery, and had delicious wine and olive oil tasting. We ate lunch at San Casciano and had a gelato (ice cream) break in Cerbaia. : ) I had a wonderful time! I loved the peaceful country roads and its amazing views. And riding a bike was so exhilerating and fun!

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