If you’re looking for a long weekend getaway in Tuscany (dog friendly or otherwise), the tiny hamlet of San Donato outside the ancient hilltop town of San Gimignano is fabulous. It is predominantly composed of Fattoria San Donato, an agriturismo (working organic farm) that produces several varieties of wine, olive oil, delicious honey and other preserves that are all available along with wine tastings in the cosy store.
The family that own the place are so friendly that you will instantly feel at home, and they LOVE dogs! Bosco felt like the belle of the ball as they showered him with admiration and affection. They have 2 sweet dogs of their own, Cesira and Biaggio, who have the run of the place and came to the door of our rented house frequently to call on Bosco.
There are wines named after Fede (the mother, whose namesake is the Chiante Colli Senesi Riserva) and their three daughters, of whom we met Benedette (a friendly grade 11 student who is studying English, French and German and whose namesake is the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva) – all unique and