FOLIAGE, AUTUMN HOLIDAYS IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE
VIEWS, NEW OLIVE OIL, TRUFFLES, GREAT RED WINES… THE SLOWER RHYTHMS OF AUTUMN AND THE MILD TEMPERATURES INVITE YOU TO REGENERATE IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF TUSCANY
by Donatella Cinelli Colombini #winedestination
Every season has something special. Something that makes it more attractive and fascinating than the others and makes it be chosen for a regenerating trip. In spring there are very long days suitable for art tourism while the countryside is covered with a green velvet of buds. In summer it is the desire to escape from the suffocating atmosphere of the cities that pushes travellers where they can enjoy the sun, nature and dinners under the stars, distant from traffic. In autumn there are the most beautiful views and the possibility of enjoying them slowly, on walking or cycling itineraries, at the right temperature. In autumn there are the most refined joys of the palate such as white truffles, extra virgin olive oil just arrived from the mill and the preview of the Brunello which will come out of the cellar on January 1st…
At Fattoria del Colle we offer you truffle weekends to savour these little pleasures.
THE FOLIAGE OF THE SANGIOVESE VINEYARDS THAT BECOME GOLDEN YELLOW
Autumn is the period of foliage, the one most loved by photographers. The foliage, which is the moment of the change of colour of the leaves, is an authentic tourist attraction. The most famous foliage tours in the world are in Japan, New England, the English Lake District, Vermont and near Seoul.
Generally, it is the tall trees that put on a show but here in Italy it is the vineyards that offer the wow effect.
My friend Angelo Gaja prefers the colourful effect of vineyards with different vines <<it’s less monotonous>>. On the other hand, I love the golden yellow cloak that covers the hills of Montalcino and Chianti because it reminds me of the sumptuous effect of medieval sacred paintings. After the harvest, the leaves of the vines change colour: the Sagrantino leaves become red and Sangiovese ones yellow, so Montefalco seems immersed in a scarlet lake and the land of Brunello appears like a sea of gold.
AUTUMN IN THE COUNTRYSIDE IS THE MOST LOVED PERIOD BY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND GOURMANDS
Here in Tuscany the morning mists accentuate the magical effect that arises from the uncontaminated character of the countryside, which has remained the same for centuries. We are in one of the most beautiful areas. The Val d’Orcia, where the Casato Prime Donne winery is located, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004 for the integrity of its agricultural territory and Trequanda, where the Fattoria del Colle is located, has one of the first rural landscapes of historical interest in Italy. If you don’t come here, where will you find something better?
Autumn is the favourite time for photographers and video makers because the beauty of the landscape reaches its peak. It is also the most suitable time for walking and cycling because the cool temperature allows you to practice sports without sweating too much.
Bathing in beauty and doing a lot of outdoor sports allow for some “sin of gluttony”. Autumn in Tuscany is the best time and place for sins of gluttony, there are white truffles from the Crete Senesi to look for in the woods with the dogs and the truffle hunter and then enjoy them on tagliolini. There is extra virgin olive oil fresh from the mill. There is a great Brunello Riserva accompanied by a Fiorentina steak to be savoured in front of a lit fireplace….
The Fattoria del Colle awaits you to come and live these experiences in an ancient and authentic place where you will feel as if at “your Tuscan grandparents’ home”.