Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuscany looks like this.
Terraced hillside, Cortona
Poppies, Cortona. These wonderful red poppies grow wild all over Italy.
Farmhouse, Greve. I like this picture because you can see both the vineyards and the olive trees behind them.
Approaching Castello di Gabbiano winery, where we were treated to a marvelous three-course lunch paired with different vintages of their Chianti Classico.
Overlooking the vineyards at Castello di Gabbiano.
Looking down the hill (north, I think) from San Gimignano.
Can you see the lonely white horse, marooned on a little terraced hillside in Cortona? We walked this way a couple of days later and the horse was still standing in the same spot. This was taken just down the road from Frances Mayes' former home (Under the Tuscan Sun).
We didn't get much of that famous Tuscan sun. Although we had hot, sunny weather everywhere else, it rained at least once every day we were in Tuscany. We didn't care--we were just glad to be there.