Friday, October 18, 2019


After a few days in Paris, a couple in both  Pisa and the Cinque Terra (previous posts), we headed to the Tuscany region of Italy, where we had rented a small cottage.
We arrived in early afternoon, thanks to trusty GPS; Tom being the driver and our friend Phil our excellent navigator and gate man.
 Our little cottage was a nice surprise. It was and easy stroll to the medieval village of Marciano della Chiana (more on that later) and sits at the edge of the properties  small olive grove.

I was amazed at how green the front garden was, not to mention peaceful and relaxing.

The back of the cottage, which sits on over two acres,
was  the location of the small olive grove.

 We really enjoyed the small back patio which was framed with pretty white roses.
The area of Tuscany we were in had fields and fields of either olives trees or grape vines,

and an occasional field of sunflowers.
One of the many things I enjoyed about our stay was the comfortable seating, where we had long conversations after dinner with our travel buddies about what we had seen that day, and what we would see the next.
Oh and I being an early riser, so enjoyed sitting at the breakfast table with my coffee watching the sunrise  to the east, where the hill town of Cortona sits.

Next up: Let's visit Cortona.


  1. That would be a dream come true for me! How wonderful to get to stay there and have places you can walk and photograph! Wow! I think I'll watch some movies that are set in Italy this weekend!

  2. Dearest Janey,
    That sounds like a perfectly planned and carried out trip to Tuscany.
    Photos keep your fondest memories alive!

  3. Tuscany is also so beautiful, nice place to be around, the cottage looks very comfortable.

  4. Gorgeous Photos Really - What A Sunrise - Many Thanx For Sharing


  5. What a beautiful spot Janey, the cottage is too gorgeous.. Now I'm going off to watch 'Under the Tuscan Sky' đŸ˜‰

  6. Looks like the weather is still looking pleasant, beautiful blue skies and so wonderful that you can stroll to the next village. Enjoy your stay.