Now published on Amazon is my latest travel/photography book Travels in Tuscany – A photographic journal of a trip to Tuscany, Italy.
Tuscany, Italy conjures up images of small walled, hilltop villages surrounded by rolling hills of olive trees and grapevines with a wonderful selection of fresh food and of course some fantastic wines. It didn’t disappoint. We planned a trip to the Tuscany area and had chosen the small village of Casole D’Elsa south of Florence to base ourselves while exploring the surrounding countryside. We rented a small outhouse of a villa which had originally been a hayloft and converted into a small one bedroom rental house which was perfect.
Flying into Italy we had arrived in Rome before heading north to the Tuscany region so we took advantage of spending a few days there to see all the sights of this fantastic city.
The numerous small walled hilltop villages in the Tuscany region were a joy to visit and it was like travelling back in time walking around these historical medieval villages with life going on as it probably had for many hundreds of years.
Siena was the main city in the Tuscany region and we spent some time there walking the small streets around the main square of Piazza del Campo visiting the duomo and also climbing the Torre del Mangia giving us a birds eye view of the city.
Of course we had to make a trip to Pisa to visit the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and admired the beautiful cathedral and Baptistry buildings next to the tower.
Florence offered many sights to see such as the Uffizi Gallery, the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the iconic Ponte Vecchio. We did a very interesting self guided walk which took us past Galileo’s house, Forte di Belvedere and gave us some commanding views over the river and the city on the return portion of the walk.
In all of the areas we visited there were grapevines being grown as well as olive trees in some areas so wherever we were there was always some lovely wine to sample along with the delightful local food.
Tuscany is a very beautiful and relaxing place to visit and has a lot to offer the visitor who enjoy secluded small villages, good food and good wine. Hopefully this book with the many photographs, annotated text and maps may inspire you to make your own visit here.
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