Spring Holiday in Tuscany
April 5-9, the well-deserved girls’ trip to Tuscany was on the program. We paid a total of NOK 112.00 per person round trip Torp / Pisa. WHAT A BARGAIN!!
We landed in Pisa at 12:10 on a Tuesday. We quickly picked up the rental car, and set course for Lucca, which is 25 min from the airport. Before 14:00 we were sitting in the middle of the lovely center of Lucca with a glass of ice cold prosecco. The slushy April snow, and the bare trees in Norway had been replaced with 20 degrees Celsius, green grass and freshly sprung flowers. Quite a difference!
This was our itinerary for 4 days:
Tuesday: lunch, shopping and dinner in beautiful Lucca.
Wednesday: Trip to Florence. We took the bus from Lucca. The ticket cost € 5.20, and stopped right in the center of Florence. Only 8 min walk took us to the impressive Il Duomo – Santa Maria del Fiore.
Thursday: Sunbathing and breakfast on the terrace of the house we rented. Then we set course for Chianti. Car trip through the beautiful landscape taking about 1:30 min. Walk in Castellina in Chianti. Wine tasting at enoteca, and delicious dinner at the trattoria. We stayed at a beautiful vineyard where the fruit trees were in full bloom.
Friday: Woke up to the chirping of birds, and the smell of espresso and croissants. Breakfast outside. Drove on a discovery trip on parts of SR 222, and stopped for lunch at Osteria Di Fonterutoli. Fonterutoli is a small village owned by a few large wineries in Chianti. We ate in the cozy garden among the olive trees. Lovely risotto and a glass of red wine. Drove back to Lucca.
On Friday we bought goodies to take back to Norway. Cheeses, hams and prosecco. Friday night ended with dinner at a local trattoria on a mountainside in Lucca with a beautiful view. Many small and delicious dishes. No menu, wine, limoncella and coffee. Trattioria Giomo is worth a visit.
We even had a little flirt with an Italian on Saturday. The trip home. 6:15 p.m. At 4:15 in the morning we left Lucca. If we did not have a rental car, we could have been picked up by taxi at 4:30, and slept for 25 min in the taxi. We’ll do that next time.