BEAUTIFUL SUNSET UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
(sunset setting on my camera)
Siena - Tuscany Region
18 August 2008
After having a fantastic breakfast in Poggi we checked out of our hotel and started heading to our next destination, Siena.
On the way we stopped in at Monteriggioni (Monte) - Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century - yip, another smalled walled in medieval town. The was teeny compared to the others. After a quick look around on the walls we were on our way again. - SORRY FORMATTING IS BEING DUMB
ON THE WALLS IN MONTE
We arrived in Siena and after a minor accident(!) and a trip to the giant co-op to stock up on food we headed out to our ... wait for it ... Tuscan Villa!! in the Chianti Region. The villa was amazing, self-contained, stone, shutters, pool near fields of grapes and magnificent views. That afternoon was spent sunbathing by the pool and then cooking ourselves an amazing dinner.
19 August 2008
Today we headed into Sienna to look around. It was pretty much like all the other towns, souvenir shops, gelato, leather and handmade painted bowls.
In the afternoon our accommodation was offering a free wine tasting and tour so we decided to head along. The wine tour was fun and informative and we got to test some wine (Debra ended up with most of the testers as both me and Michelle don't drink wine) and some amazing olive oil. After our tour and with Debra some what liquored up we headed for the pool ... with the camera in tow. Got some cool photos and you will need to head to the photo gallery for most of them, I put the setting on a quick take picture setting which means there are about 10 pictures for each event, if that makes sense, so its like you can actually see us moving its was heaps of fun and my camera still works
ITS IMPORTANT TO SMILE - EVEN WHEN UNDERWATER!
20 August 2008
Today others girls when for a drive in the Chianti hills as I was a bit over windy roads and small Italian towns I decided to spend my day productively by the pool working on my tan.
We attempted to go out for dinner and got all dressed up but it seems that restaurants around that area are closed on a Wednesday.
WE COULD BE MODELS
(The tanning went well, maybe some airbrushing would be good!)