The Fourth Stop: Tuscany

I used to wonder if there was just one really idyllc scene in Tuscany that was used over and over in movies and photos.  Now I know, after hours of driving around the countryside, that the ENTIRE PLACE is absolutely gorgeous.  The sky feels absolutely huge - I've never seen anything like it.  Be happy that I didn't post all of the 435 photos that I took from just that one day. 

A selection of my favorites, not only from our day out in the country but also our stay in Siena, can be found if you CLICK HERE for the photo gallery page. 

Unbelievable country

The view from our room at Villa Elda.

Inside the Siena Cathedral. Nice that they give directions on how to light a candle. ;)My new addiction. I need a home capuccino maker now. This stand is not near any homes or buildings - makes me wonder why and when they were planted here.