Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuscany, Day 1: Our Villa in Cassanova

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and in 2011...the Ellingsons' went to Tuscany heaven! We are so glad we had some vacation days. We took advantage of them and went to ITALY with some friends, the Ponds'. We rented a farmhouse in the village of Cassonova, Italy. It was amazing. Our villa had 5 bedrooms and 10 beds a full kitchen, a pool, the most gorgeous view, and a whole lot of Tuscan charm. We also toured the vineyards and wine cellar in our villa. We found this awesome new website called homeaway.com where people all over the world rent out homes and apartments. Staying at this villa made our stay so great. The villa was called Borgo Fajani. We bought fresh bread in the morning and visited a local organic farm where we purchased a wheel of fresh parmesan cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh pasta, and some biscotti {all made fresh}. The sunrise and sunsets were beautiful.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Just caught up. WOW! I'm trying very hard not to be jealous of your past week. (and to think, you can GO BACK and probably will in the near future. o my word.) Italy is my major weakness. LOVE, love love all of this. Maybe I can convince Cam to let us fly out there and see you guys. Let's hear it for sky miles.