Woke up early, to change locations and stay a night on a Tuscany farm. Before heading there, we stopped in the village of Montepulciano and oh my gosh, what an awesome little town. We walked around a bit, bought four pieces of art from a street vendor, got some food to go and then got back on our way to the farm. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely spend a bit more time exploring Montepulciano and probably even stay a night or two there.
We arrived at the farm around noon and I have never seen such incredible views. I mean truly spectacular, views that one might think only exist is the most beautiful of dreams. The farm runs a restaurant, where they serve everything organic and homegrown, with their specialty being goat and sheep cheese. The owners are originally from Switzerland and absolutely incredible. They have a staff of 20, with four people helping on the farm each day. They care for sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, two donkeys, three peacocks, four dogs and one guinea pig. Both the goats and sheep are milked twice a day for six months. All the cheese is handmade and wow, what a process that is. Sandra, one of the owners, took us on a super informative tour of the farm, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. After the tour, we took some time to just explore around the farm and pet the animals. Our dinners consisted of fantastic pasta dishes, ravioli for the kids and I have no idea what mine was (spelt something), but it was incredible. The farm also allows camping and they have an old trolley that they converted into a sleeping room -- that's where we slept. :-) What an absolutely fantastic way to spend our last day in Tuscany. I can't wait to bring Steve back one day.