Montefioralle: The most beautiful place I’ve ever seen

Close your eyes and imagine…

…rolling green hills, lush trees, bright red and orange florals, uninterrupted views, and quaint cobblestone houses scattered across the landscape.

The hot sun is beating on your bare skin, warming you to the bone.

A delicate summer breeze rustles the nearby foliage and your hair as you take in your surroundings…

There are a lot of places to see in this great wide world of ours, but the one I am referring to here, is what I think is the most beautiful place I have ever seen.

Montefioralle: The most beautiful place I’ve ever seen


During our two-month escapade through Europe in their Summer of 2013, we were surprised to find that Florence just wasn’t quite hitting the spot. So we took a hair-raising bus ride to Greve in Chianti in the hopes that the Tuscan countryside would appease us.

Unfortunately, as it was lunchtime on a Sunday, most of Greve in Chianti was closed. So we put foot to pavement and walked up the hill to the stunning village of Montefioralle.


With cobblestones underfoot, pretty planter boxes lining the windowsills, and not a soul around; we felt like we had gone back in time.

Beautiful, breath-taking, with vast fields on all sides, Montefioralle is a gem in the Tuscan landscape, and one that is definitely worth the drive.

It’s a place we hadn’t intended on visiting, but one that has stuck in my mind. All I have to do is close my eyes, and I’m back there, soaking it all up again.






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Have you ever been to Montefioralle, Greve in Chianti, or Tuscany in general?
What is the most beautiful place you have ever seen?

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Montefioralle: The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Seen


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Author: Michelle

Michelle Harvey is a kiwi traveller, writer, photographer, list-maker, coffee drinker, and wanderer. Winter holidays are her favourite kind.

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