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.
The sun was about to set when we arrived at the Firenze Santa Maria train station. It was much colder in Florence than it was in Rome. Perhaps twilight, the time of day, added to the chill but more likely it was because of Florence’s geographical location. We then took a cab to what would… Continue reading Firenze: A Love at First Sight
A visit to the Vatican City is a must for any tourist in Rome. It was built over the tomb of Saint Peter. Peter (Petrus, Petros or Petra) means rock, so it is the rock or the foundation on which Catholicism was built. It is also the smallest country in the world.
They say a picture can paint a thousand words. Allow me to share a few more with you as I continue my journey. Come, explore with me? Who knows what we may find? One never knows what is in store.
My mother and I applied for our Schengen visa in the last week of November and since it was APEC week and the holiday season, it took some time to get it. Our visa was approved mid-January.
Every first quarter of the year, I try to take a trip to somewhere I have never been. I consider it a gift to myself since the most important events of my life happen to be in January which is both my birthday and wedding anniversary month. Last February was also my blog’s first year… Continue reading Dreaming of a Chateau