Yesterday we left Positano and travelled north by high speed train to Firenze and then drove south to our base for the next two days – Radda in Chianti.
After the fun and games of air travel, train travel is so easy and relaxing it’s ridiculous. The most stressful part of the trip was keeping an eye on our bags at Napoli Station – a place renown for pick pockets and thieves.
In all it took 2 hours and 50 minutes to complete the train trip that would have required between 5 and 6 hours to drive.
We collected a rental car at Firenze, negotiated the city’s one way system, and 50 minutes later checked in at Relais Vignale in Radda which is in the heart of Chianti.
We have dinner planned with friends who live in Chianti and a trip to Siena for a spot of shopping before heading on to Roma – because, as they say, that’s where all roads lead.
enjoy Chianti, it is simple stunning.
Aha – my old favourite the Cisalpino Pendolino? Tilting train? Probably called something else now as Cisalpino went bust! I always thought that was a great name for the train – Cisapino Pendolino – perfecto!