domenica 26 aprile 2015

First mountain trails ride in 2015

Peaks are still frozen with snow on the path but i miss my mountains too much...
So... winter cloths, battery pack, gps, maps, food and water... ready, set, go!

mercoledì 22 aprile 2015

Spring shots along tuscan rivers

A few pictures from last rides taken along Arno river in Florence and Pesa stream in Montelupo.
Riding in theese days is so sweet!

giovedì 9 aprile 2015

San Casciano vineyards and Villa Le Corti winery

Today we ride from Tavarnuzze to San Casciano crossing the north Chianti area, close to Florence but completely different, with rolling hills ad sweet roads that through the country.
While you ride theese paths you don't think how long the climb is or how far the next stop is, the nature surround you and bring you in a dream.
In San Casciano we stop at Villa le Corti, a wonderful farm that produce great oil and wine, but it is also a piece of tuscan history. Built in middle age and perfctly preserved, the villa is inside a huge country owned by Corsini prince.

This lovely luxury place is perfect to taste tuscan wine and food.

sabato 4 aprile 2015

Vinci and Leonardo's birthplace

A lovely afternoon on the rolling hills around Vinci, where the great genius was born and lived.
The village is a middle age group of little houses with a castle that now is a museum dedicated to Leonardo, where you will found many of his incredible inventions rebuilt.
The terrace up on the hill is big and offers an amazing view over the valley, the same valley that you will found as background in the world wide most famous picture, the Gioconda.