zondag 20 april 2014

Last hike/day in Tuscany, our holiday is almost over

Last hike we made in the afternoon after enjoying the sunshine in the morning, relaxing in our garden.

happy times

back at the car

smashing the chocolate egg (a present of the owners of the house), 
the Easter tradition here in Italy

the content

one of the many signs  

That's it :-( tomorrow we leave for home after a wonderful holiday here in the Chianti. We will return for sure.

dikke kus

zaterdag 19 april 2014

A day in Firenze, Uffizi museum

Ponte Vecchio in Firenze

We booked etickets for the Uffizi gallery and were lucky to have a slot coz it was sooo busy. I guess coz it was raining in the morning and all tourists thought hey let's visit a museum ^^
We visited a few years before, but it was awesome to see all the art again.

Piazza Signoria

Loggia dei Lanzi with Cellini's famous statue of Perseus 
holding Medusa's head

Giambologna's Rape of the Sabine women

David by Michelangelo

East portal of the Baptisterium with famous doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti

The Duomo

Palazzo Vecchio

finally a real pizza ^^ 
dikke kus

vrijdag 18 april 2014

Good Friday, 18 April 2014

Aperol with Spritz, traditional Italian aperitif cocktail at Siena Piazza del Campo

hey that's us ^^

what one sees when walking Siena

Piazza del Campo, Siena

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico at Piazza del Campo in Siena 

cool tiles at the stairs to the San Francesco parking lot

Super dinner at San Gusme's Restaurant/Winebar Barone di ferro

Good Friday procession that started at the church of San Gusme. All the streets it passed were lighted with candles. Impressive!

dikke kus

donderdag 17 april 2014

Hikes: a Deserted Village & Vinyards and Olive groves

Wednesday 17 April we went walking in the near neighbourhood of our Tuscan home to Montebenichi, a small (now) deserted village. I bet in summer it will be crowded but atm there wasn't a soul around only wild flowers, sunshine, wind and us

Thursday, 18 April 2014i

Sunshine, great sky and a lovely very 'Chianti hike' through vinyards, olive groves and more

we even found deer footprints on this trail, however didn't see any :-(

vinyards of Borgo de San Felice

(Borgo de) San Felice

after the hike: a glass of white wine at our own 'estate' :-)