Catching the sunset with a photogenic Car in the Tuscan region of Italy, can it get any more picture-perfect? Castelfalfi is a small village belonging to the municipality of Montaione in the metropolitan city of Florence. Until a few years, only 5 people still lived in this medieval village, in the middle of nature. In the past 50 Years the area was sold, the companies went bankrupt, couldn’t continue their plans, Castelfalfi became once again the property of the municipality and was released for sale soon after. Ultimately, Castelfalfi was sold to TUI AG in 2007.
Still, the country roads around Castelfalfi in Tuscany are almost empty. Once I saw an old Italian man leaving his property in a turquoise 1st generation Fiat Panda. A scene you could imagine in every small Italian village. Even though Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is a commercialised resort, it still feels abandoned in a very charming way. When the sun just started to set I took a Ultimate Red Peugeot 3008 GT-Line BlueHDi 150 out for a quick spin. At the end of November 2016, the Peugeot Drone Film Festival was held in Castelfalfi, together with Drone Pioneer DJI, that I was lucky to join. Having honestly known nothing about the Peugeot 3008 I was impressed from second 1 by how cool and different this car looks. Especially the front part of the Car looks massive, but still stylish and well designed with the LED-headlights. What’s especially different is the rather smaller steering wheel, to give the driver a full view on the digital i-cockpit. The manual transmission was smooth and driving up and down the country roads was no problem at all. As the Peugeot 3008 is a mid-sized SUV I always felt protected, even though it was sometimes a bit harder to manoeuvre the car on the smaller Italian country roads.
Due to the hilly countryside of Tuscany, I experienced a sunset not only once. Trees still covered in green, yellow and orange leaves were burning through the orange sun and yellow light was dominating the sky. Driving around Castelfalfi in Montaione was easy, as there aren’t that many road crossings. In case you get lost, there is a TomTom 3D-Navigation System integrated into the Car. But luckily, I did not need it. Lowering the windows down, turning the music up and just cruising around. A moment as crisp as the orange lightbulb behind the hills.
This made me want to go back, and enjoy the region for longer than just a quick exploration Roadtrip. The area is also famous for Truffles, the white and black ones, and hopefully, I’ll be back to hunt for those delicious gems one day.
Address Toscana Resort Castelfalfi