Thursday, July 23, 2009

European Vacation 2009 - Tuscany, Italy (Days 11-16)

I'm sure you've seen Under the Tuscan Sun, or maybe you read the book. Yes, that is what Tuscany is really all about....olive groves, lemon trees, grapevines, a little (or a lot) of vino, amazing pasta dishes and sauce, some biscotti, a little vino santo, some grappa and sitting back on the porch watching the landscape....ah la vida (the life).

The Tuscan part of our summer holiday was meant to be a time to relax, take in some sun, catch up on reading, meander through some small villages and partake in some wine tastings. We've managed to accomplish all of that, and then some.

We rented a villa just outside of Gambassi Terme, in a country resort called Borgo della Meliana. The property is located among the hills and vineyards. There are several buildings; some have 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments, free standing villas with plunge pools, and others are larger to accomodate a family.

Here are some pictures of Tuscany...

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