On New Year’s Day, our entire family decided to check in at the newly built resort near our house in Ilocos Sur. Vitalis Villas is a beautiful Santorini-inspired resort. The Greek-style villas are perched on a mountain cliff, overlooking the beautiful Santiago cove.
We started the day with an early meal at our gorgeous breakfast room
After all the eating and shopping, we left Tuscany several pounds heftier and with heavier luggages. It was early in the afternoon when we boarded the train to Venice.
The last place we visited in the Val d’ Orcia region was the town of Montepulciano.
On our way to the town of Pienza, we made a few stops to take photographs. Everything was beautifully breath taking.
On the south of Siena, about an hour away is a quaint hilltop town surrounded by its original medieval walls and miles of beautiful countryside.
Among the places that I have visited during this trip, the town of Siena, Italy was one of my favorites because this Tuscan hill-town gave me a sense of being transported back to the Middle Ages. Of the three Italian cities – Siena, Florence and Rome – Siena was the coldest.