castello seemed to beckon us as we drove up the mile-long path from the
entrance gates of Tenuta di
Spannocchia to the main house of this centuries-old agricultural
property, which lies just outside of Siena.
|The little ladies at Tenuta di Spannocchia.|
to provide and promote educational and research activities on ecological
and cultural history at Spannocchia.
|The medieval tower serves as a landmark of the area.|
a number of tours, tastings and classes, and we ambitiously signed up for
several, including a pasta workshop, olive oil tasting, wine production tour
and tasting and an historical tour of the property.
|Spannocchia produced olive oil and wine.|
|The little ladies making then devouring pasta.|
|The table is prepared for the wine tasting.|
on the auto train and our day trip to the Chianti wine region.