Travelling, inevitably (in my case) involves the willingness to make compromises. There are too many inner and outer factors which may not make the journey as you planned. Weather, availability of resources (money and time). The trick is to enjoy what you have and make the most of it, and not to mourn what you could not do. Actually if everything went as you planned and with no surprises when travelling, you probably did something wrong.
And these pictures document the result of our Italian holiday. A bit of Toscana, and a bit of Rome.
Let’s begin with some general landscape pictures. Happy scrolling!:)
And my personal favourite:
Now some a few Toscan details:
… and more pictures from our Toscan adventures.
Montefioralle – a lovely village in the heart of Chianti.
Montalcino. Of course.
Bagni di Petriolo.
Pisa maybe. Whoever came up with those idiotic leaning/supporting pictures…
San Gimignano. Because cats, ice-cream and Unesco.
A day trip to La Spezia and Riomaggiore.
… via Carrara, of course.
We also travelled to and around Pienza.
Oh and not to forget Pistoia (amazing Renaissance architecture)and Montecatini (an old and ultracool funicular to the top of the hill – the views, ah the views)!
And then we visited Rome. For the first time in our lives (the shame). There were the tourist bits…
… and not that touristy bits…
… and then there was EUR, aka the Mussolini bits.
It was good. I did not see all I wanted but I saw things I thought I would not see, and I tasted the best pasta in the history of humanity and bought a Carrara marble mortel. I vote yes.