Our Freccia train to Firenze is scheduled at 0835 and this time I am smarter. I downloaded mytaxi apps and book Taxi via apps so I don’t get ripped of again like Day 1. Taxi came so fast and it only cost me €6.9 yay
We had breakfast at the train station while waiting to see where our platform is going to be.
Traveling time to Firenze is only 1.5hr. We quickly located left luggage store on the left side of the station if you are coming out. We also checked where the SITA bus station is which is on the opposite site and bought ticket to Panzano.
The heatwave already started in Firenze so I bought bus tickets to take us to Duomo.
The bus is more like a mini bus and mall enough to be able to drive thru Firenze alley.
Firenze is actually pretty compact and can be explored by walking. It is only 2km from station to Duomo but the weather is too hot to walk at 37 degree.
We tried walking in shades as many as we can and do many stops and the more reason for gelato
We had lunch first before walking back to train station and continue our journey to Panzano
There is actually another left luggage store called stow your bag which is located closer to SITA bus station. A better option if you wanted to continue to Tuscany region by bus.
The Bus has aircon thankfully. Fabio quickly fell asleep as it will take 1 hour to reach Panzano
The journey to Chianti region is so scenic. We pass thru the rolling hills of Chianti and the vine yard. We stopped in Panzano bus stop which is located in the town square and picked up by Rosalba and her husband, our airbnb host. Such a lovely couple, understanding of our situation they picked us up and arranged for us to have a a car+driver for tomorrow sightseeing.
Panzano is a cute little village in Chianti next after Greve. Panzano is located in the hill so it is much cooler Vs Strada and Greve. Rosalba’s house is located in the upper part of the street which makes it even more cooler. Such a breeze in the middle of heatwave.
I quickly fell in love with the house… it is as what I magined a Tuscany house would be like and I love the backyard. We have a nice view of the vineyard and Achita got her slide and swings. The house is family friendly as well. There ar many dolls and toys for Achita to play. It does get hot in the bedroom on the second floor but Rosalba put a fan which helps.
We walked to the square for dinner and were lucky enough to still get a spot to have dinner at Dario’s the butcher restaurant.
We killed time strollind found a perfect photo spot not far from the bus stop
It was one of the best carnivore dinner I ever had: an all you can eat meat. Dinner started at 8 and we sat together with other guests on a long table. The meat was so good and I was so full I couldnt finish after 3rd course but Fabio had such a big apetite he could finish all the meal lol
Dinner finished around 10pm. We walked back to the house with Achita already asleep on her stroller. It has been a long day but ended with such a nice meal experience