Category Archives: Tuscany Travel

A sunflower goodbye

A sunflower goodbye

Posted on: 24th Jun 2018| By: Marielle

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Tuscan windows

Tuscan windows

Posted on: 24th Jun 2018| By: Marielle

Just not ready to be quite finished with Italy yet so . . . a gallery of windows from our sojourn in this lovely place.                                    
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Arrivederci to our appartamento

Arrivederci to our appartamento

Posted on: 24th Jun 2018| By: Marielle

Just as we depart I leave you with a few pictures of our apartment in Acquacalda just outside Siena and our favourite nearby coffee shop, Sclava, a bakery, patisserie, deli and pizzeria all rolled into one. The locals loved it too. There I discovered a sublime crumbly almond cookie that went wonderfully with a very…
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San Galgano chapel & abbey

San Galgano chapel & abbey

Posted on: 24th Jun 2018| By: Marielle

A particularly friendly (and pretty) Italian server at our favourite neighbourhood pasticceria and panetteria (superb espressos!) asked us if we’d visited the monastery of San Galgano, tut-tutting when we shook our heads. So that’s where we drove today, roughly an hour out of our tiny settlement, Acquacalda, on the outskirts of Siena. I found the…
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Radda streets

Radda streets

Posted on: 22nd Jun 2018| By: Marielle

Just as we’re getting to say Prego, Grazie and Arrivederci with aplomb, it’s time to move on! Not sure I’m ready to say Ciao to Italy just yet … But still a couple of days of exploring, so back to Radda we go to delve a little deeper into this rustic village. Our meandering countryside…
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Radda shopping

Radda shopping

Posted on: 22nd Jun 2018| By: Marielle

The village itself, wrapped within castle walls, is tiny. In fact, most of the ancient and medieval stone structures and walls, including the castle, were devastated in various feudal wars, so much of the stonework has been since reconstructed. But its sense of containment makes it a pretty spot to amble through. And the Italian…
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Colle di Val d’Elsa

Colle di Val d’Elsa

Posted on: 22nd Jun 2018| By: Marielle

Very serendipitous when you chance upon unexpected pretty villages while on your way to another pretty village … then you’re completely waylaid with all well-intentioned plans tossed peremptorily into the vineyards. That’s what happened to us as we drove past Colle di Val d’Elsa. And Elsa’s not a girl, by the way. She’s a river….
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Monochrome study

Monochrome study

Posted on: 21st Jun 2018| By: Marielle

Florence in black and white . . .   Look at that crush of people!    
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Florentine graffiti

Florentine graffiti

Posted on: 21st Jun 2018| By: Marielle

                 
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Florence street style

Florence street style

Posted on: 21st Jun 2018| By: Marielle

Never mind the crush of people. There’s a crush of motorcycles too. But there’s also elegance and style and funkiness. And roadworks chaos.          
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