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.
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.
Next up: Let's visit Cortona.