Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tuscan Christmas Trees



Dear Art Lover,
     While Pescia is known in Italy, especially in Tuscany, for growing flowers and shipping worldwide, apparently the small village in Valleriana (the hills north of Pescia) called Castelvecchio is the home of Christmas trees.  Father and son team Renzo and Alfio Marchini grow the trees on various plots of land around Castelvecchio.  Renzo told me recently that not only are their trees shipped all over Italy, but also in Switzerland.  That surprised me, for I never imagined Switzerland having a lack of trees!

Christmas Trees raised in beautiful surroundings Castelvecchio in Tuscany
Alfio and father Renzo ship Christmas trees all over Italy and more.

     So, if you would like a happy tree that is freshly cut from the hills in Tuscany, contact Renzo or Alfio at (0039) 0572.40.00.86  Enjoy these selected images of the trees in their happy birthplace and the men who find them homes for their Christmas joy.  Vivaio Alberi di Natale!
Peace,
Kelly
P.S.  Please check out the “Raccolta e Regalo” sale I am having on selected artworks.. good through Dec 31, 2016.  http://www.borsheimarts.com/SaleArt2016-LaRaccoltaeIlRegalo.htm



Men with Christmas Trees harvested in Castelvecchio in Tuscany
Alfio and friends are filling orders for Christmas Trees!

Christmas Trees raised in beautiful surroundings Castelvecchio in Tuscany

Happy Christmas Trees view towards Castelvecchio in Tuscany
Looking up towards the Pieve (Church) in Castelvecchio, Italy

Overlooking Sorana Christmas Trees from Castelvecchio in Tuscany
Raccolta dei Alberi di Natale - Overlooking Sorana, Italy

The Good Life Christmas Trees from Castelvecchio in Tuscany
Christmas trees grow surrounded by olive grove and beans.

Happy Christmas Trees from Castelvecchio in Tuscany
The sign for Marchini Christmas Trees from Castelvecchio in Tuscany

2 comments:

Susan Heslington said...

Thanks Kelly, we want to get ours when Simon returns. I'll ask him to pop down there, rather than go to the big store.

Kelly Borsheim said...

Thanks, Susan! We have got to shop locally as much as we can... and at least YOU know that these trees have been raised in paradise. :-D
Merry Christmas!