Endless views of the rolling vineyards and lush olive trees abound as we rode deep into the hills of Chianti. We made our way from the villa to the birth place of the great Leonardo da Vinci and imagined a time filled with the rise of the Italian renaissance era. Pedaling past countless archetectual wonders and vast landscapes of beauty inspired us to push ourselves as a group and left us feeling accomplished.
The harvest of the Olive
Spending the afternoon having the opportunity on the villa property to help with the harvest of the olive was a memorable experience we won't soon forget. Our hard work paid off as we brought our bounty to press to witness the process and to return home with our liquid gold to share.
Learning traditional Italian cooking in the kitchen of our friend Isabella was a highlight of the tour. Sitting around the dinner table after our labor was an experience not found in a traditional tour but in that of new found friendship.