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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy (belated) Christmas!

Ok - I actually HATE that the British say 'Happy Christmas' rather than 'Merry Christmas' but it was the only way I could get the title of this post to sound right.


Whew - thats better.

And yes, I do realize that I'm 6 days late. My bad.

Wine tasting in Montalcino

The last part of our trip was wine tasting in Tuscany. We decided to stay in Montalcino, which is about an hour and a half south of Florence. We took the scenic route from Florence and saw some amazing landscape. First the route takes you through the Chianti region through to Sienna. After we passed through Sienna we drove south through Montalcino to our agriturismo, Piombaia.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Taking in the views...

...from Piazzale Michelangelo

beautiful fall foliage
is it just me or does this look fake?

playing around with the manual setting on the DSLR camera 
over exposure...looks like a watercolor painting to me
the glow of the setting sun
over looking my favorite city with my favorite guy

Monday, December 13, 2010

A better way to see Firenze...

After our lesson in cheese making we decided to head down to Florence a day early. We found a charming hotel in Fiesole, in the hills surrounding Florence. The views of the city were magical...