|Morning at the Villa, Tuscan|
|Golden Dawn, Colle Bianco, Tuscany|
The villa was perfectly situated with views in all directions. Every morning I got to open our bedroom windows on the hills spotted with isolated villa. I somehow wanted to breath it all in and never let it go. We shared the house with Abigail and her boyfriend Grayson, Jeremy with his girlfriend Gina (Napolitano, can’t get more Italian than that), and we were excited to include Grayson’s brother Cuyler and his wife Kerry. We all had cars to explore independently, but we generally got together for Breakfasts and dinners.
|Rosette Duomo Museum, Siena|
|Torre del Mangia, Siena|
Here are views of Tuscany. They include our tours of Siena, Montalcino, including the best lunch of our lives overlooking the village, the magical valley vineyard of Castello di Pontentino, and many other hill-top towns including San Gimignano, Pienza, and San Quirico D’Orca.
Many of the best pictures came from the verandas of our villa with amazing sunsets and peaceful sunrises.
|Lyonel, Cupan Vineyard, Tuscany|
This is only a taste of the classic beauty of Tuscany. Next week, we return to great Italian cities as I will post images from Florence and Bologna. Of course by then I should be back in New England, frantically trying to get ready for my Fall Foliage Workshop, so who knows what I will be writing.
In the meantime, check out my slowly growing Italy 2017 Gallery.