It was time to take the Model 3 and leave the coastal part of Tuscany and head for Chianti and the beautiful landscapes of that area and Val D’Orcia. After a couple of espressos and a small breakfast we headed for Lucca, as we wanted to take a walk round that town. There are quite a few tourists but a walk on the 4 meter high wall surrounding the town gives you a great view and experience.
After a couple of days in the Tesla Model 3 with much driving from Denmark across Germany and Switzerland, we finally arrived in Ripa in Tuscany which would be our home for 3 days. Staying at this great place to have a good base for exploring the area. The day started with supercharging at the nearby charger.
After a day in Heidelberg and giving the Model 3 a rest it was time to set the course towards our first destination in Italy where we would stay for four nights. We chose Ripa located on the northern part of Tuscany close to the coast. This is very close to the Carrara marble quarries which became one of our mini trips out of Ripa.
A few months ago we bought our first electric car, the Tesla Model 3, and decided to make this year’s summer vacation a road trip to Tuscany, Italy, and back. This road trip will be covered in a series of blog posts spanning the 15 days of the total trip, starting in Denmark, across Germany, Switzerland, into Italy and back across the same countries. Before I go into details let me highlight a few thoughts about this car and our motivations for taking this road trip.