Here is the last series of shots taken during our two weeks in Tuscany, Italy. They more or less sum up our holiday, and the experience...
Summarizing, all I can say is: Tuscany is one of the most welcoming and tranquil places we visited. The variety of the landscape, the history, its towns, welcoming people and food are all simply remarkable.
It was my first holiday in Italy in 30 years. The only regret I have is "Why did I wait that long?"..
Sunrise, taken from our house.
A typical Tuscan view: rolling hill after hill after hill...
It was harvest time in Tuscany
A sunset view, taken from the terrace of one of the restaurants we discovered.
Another sunset view, taken from Montepulciano
A view from our house at 10:30 PM
Nature is one of Tuscany's aces. And beauty can be in small things.
Taken at sunset at another place we discovered for dinner,
with an amazing view over sunflower fields.
Look at those shades of pink, taken at sunset in Montepulciano
Another view from the hilltop of Montepulciano. Tuscany is dotted with churches, castles and medieval towns.
The girls loved visiting the old towns.
The girls enjoying sunsets in one of the freshly harvested fields.
Hannah found her spot to watch the sunset.
This was our first holiday with "Mr H", our 10 month French Bulldog pup.
One of the beautiful sunsets, taken on the road between Siena and our house.
Does it show the girls enjoyed Tuscany?
Amazing what a few glasses of "prosecco" would not do...
For those interested, we staying in the Podere Ampella, in Southern Tuscany, between Montisi and San Giovanni d'Asso:
Podera Ampella is a typical example of an Italian "agriturismo" holiday formula, rural country side cottages. It is small compound of a few brand new fully furnished and equipped independent houses. Ours was a two bedroom, two bathroom house with an astonishing view. The compound has a shared swimming pool. The hosts, Robert and Paola, are a very warm and welcoming couple.
And to finish off, a panoramic view on the road back from Tuscany to Rome (click for a hires picture):
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