We have three pictures hanging on our bedroom walls of Tuscany.

Landscapes of vibrant, red poppies, bold sunflowers and old rustic buildings, all adorn with terra-cotta rooftops. There are endless acres of rolling hills, blue skies and Italian Pines jetting out from the lush, green grass. We thought the pictures were simply embellished photos to appease the eye and tease the senses, but in May of 2012 we realized that the images that greet us each day as we rise and each evening as we fall into a peaceful slumber are remarkably accurate.

Tuscany is magnificently beautiful and her people are jovial and pleasant.

Days are long and lazy starting with a strong cup of Italian coffee, a walk through ancient, hilltop towns, all the while, stopping over for a refreshing gelato. Craftsman ship is alive and well in Italy. As we strolled down small streets, one could witness artisans crafting new pieces of pottery, and seamstresses fast at work. Nights were filled with local wines, handmade pastas and cherished conversation. Tuscany and its’ people are magical; they draw you in, captivate your senses and leave a heartfelt impression.

Time of Year: May
Duration: 1 Week
Where we stayed: Casale di Villore, Poggibonsi (Central Tuscany)
Eats & Treats: Almond Cookies, “Bar Pasticceria” and Gelato in San Gimignano
Child Friendly? Yes, with a stroller.
Would we return? Yes

Slideshow Tuscany


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