We started the day with an hours drive to the village of Campiglia Maritima.
We drove through the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
The village was originally a castle and fort for one of the local lordlings. The ruins of the fort stand at the very top of the steep hill, surrounded by the villagers homes and a few shops. It was asteep climb, but very picturesque.
The second stop in our tour of the Livorno region was another medieval village. No fort remains here, only restaurants! The one and only street though also very steep was lined with restaurants.
The final visit was to a winery. A most unuual one because it was totally underground. We had the usual lecture on the making of wine and were allowed to explore the winery before being treated to a tasting of their wine.
We werent very impressed by the wine but the winery was beautiful!
These trees are growing directly above the winery!
The vines however grow in deep Tuscan siol.
The Tyrhenian Sea seen between the umbrella pines about 5 km away.