Happy Friday! Do you have a fun weekend planned?
It’s late here, but before I turn in, I thought I’d share a few photos from today’s excursions into the Tuscan countryside. Doesn’t this photo scream Tuscany? Though it was pretty hazy out and not the greatest day for landscape photos, this one was pretty much a requirement when we happened upon it.
Do you think the folks who live here planted all those trees along the winding driveway just to humor us crazy American tourist? There’s even a look-out spot to pull over on the side of the road where you can capture the photo. This house and its winding, cypress-lined driveway has to be one of the most photographed houses around! Our bus load of folks and another two bus loads, all took turns capturing a photo of it or standing in front to have their photo taken.
We were on our way to the picturesque village of Radicofani, a comune in the Province of Siena, located in the Val d’Orcia or Orcia Valley. It’s about 68 miles southeast of Florence and 37 miles southeast of Siena, per Wikipedia.
What is it about clothes hanging out to dry that makes you feel so nostalgic?
We all found ourselves longing for a quieter, more peaceful time as we meandered our way through this beautiful, village. I’m not exactly sure when the village itself was established, but the main landmark, its Rocca (Castle) has been around at least since 978.
Several homes were available for purchase and a resident told us that the young folks were all moving away. So, the village isn’t growing very much these days.
We all fell in love with this wonderful place and wished we could pool our funds to buy a place we could all share for visits back. I’m sure we’ll feel that way quite a few more times before this trip is over.
The flowers were so pretty and welcoming.
Everywhere we turned revealed another lovely view.
There were plenty of kitties to love on, so I got my kitty fix in.
Happy Friday from Tuscany, dear Friends! Looking forward to sharing more of this wonderful place real soon!