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Cornavirus and tourism in Tuscany

The 6 people who work in tourism welcoming guests at Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda send us a photo and their stories during Covid-19 Isolation

Di Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Antonella Marconi Casato Prime Donne Montalcino

Two posts , the second will follow in a few days, where the welcoming staff in the wineries and country inn belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini in the uncontaminated heart of Tuscany, tell us of their isolation. Antonella, Silvia, Carolina and Sara from Montalcino, Trequanda, Sinalunga and Rapolano tell us the following



The First who speaks is Antonella, half Italian half English she lives in Montalcino and has two sons, the oldest of which is an excellent archer and who often competes in the archery tournaments among neighbourhoods in Montalcino: the Sagra del Tordo and the Apertura delle Cacce.

Her photo is taken in front of her home directly in front of the Fortress in Montalcino <<What has been most difficult for me about the lockdown >> she explains<< has been the continuous change and addition of rules and regulations. I am pragmatic and these daily changes have been quite trying emotionally. After this isolation I just want to go back to work, back to the winery in Casato Prime Donne, and give tours again. Contact with people, for those who like me work with the public, is really being missed a lot. During this lockdown all normal contact with our dear ones is modified; a good night kiss is best avoided. In my house we have thought up a new rite, to be done contemporarily, that substitutes the usual effusion>>.


Silvia Argilli Tuscany tourism Fattoria del Colle


Meet Silvia, the artist of the group. She sketches and paints with great prowess. Her family is in Arezzo and she lives alone in an apartment in Trequanda, where Fattoria del Colle is too. Silvia says that what she has missed most <<is to be distant from friends and family and to not be able to embrace them>> her greatest wish is to <<enjoy the freedom that before was taken for granted>> but nevertheless she  <<has discovered that that celebrating my birthday and that of friends at a distance is not so bad. There is only one problem, the cake was all for me!>>