Oh Tuscany…Italian music playing in my rental car, we are driving the rolling hillsides, passing terracotta roof houses, visiting preserved and picturesque towns, drinking chianti wine by the litre… That’s what it is about 🙂
The most famous city in Tuscany is Florence, followed by Pisa, Sienna, Lucca and Cortona, where very popular movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed. On my recent trip I visited Florence, Lucca and small town Montefioralle.
If you dream of going low key in the famous hills of Chianti Classico then Montefioralle might be your golden ticket for under the radar Chianti living. It’s on the road between Florence and Sienna where vineyards, scattered peasant houses and beautiful villages are dotted between hill-top woods and where you can do some amazing wine tasting.
My second stop was Lucca, a historic town of well-preserved Renaissance walls and cobblestone streets. Broad squares, white churches and tree-lined pathways are popular for strolling and cycling.
Shop my look: Petal split jumpsuit/ Hat / BCBG fringe belt
And to conclude my trip, we stayed in one of my favorite places in Italy, Florence (and this place deserves a separate post where I’ll share my favorite dining and shopping places). But on the last day of our stay it was clear that I caught on Italian fashion trend of relaxed casual slacks and shirts, paired with sporty footwear. It was refreshing to see that nobody is wearing heels (contrary to just couple of years ago) and women pair skinny jeans or loose-fit trousers and dresses with luxury brand sneakers and other sporty shoes.
Shop my look: Off-shoulder shirt / Loose-Fit Trousers / Metallic-Toe sneakers
MiuMiu chain bag / Victoria Beckham sunglasses
Other more affordable sneakers I like: Michael Kors / Marc Jacobs / Maison Margiela