Tuesday 17 November 2015

Italy: Toscana, the villa

We really lucked out with our choice of villa. It was just outside a tiny town called Casole d'Else, in the middle of a triangle created by Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. It was the top floow of a farmhouse that had been converted (or built) for guests, and it had a private swimming pool.

Getting there required us to drive past the vines.

Always with roses at the end of the vine. There must be a good wine-growing reason for that. More bees?
From the villa verandah, we had this view.

The farm was organic. There were hundreds of flowers and plants and their accompanying insects for us to look at.

There was even a free one of these. He was very friendly.

Our matching rental cars. The path down to the pool is just behind them. It was not overlooked by anything, so I did enjoy a private dip in the morning a couple of times.

 You can just about see the edge of it from the balcony.

It was a very idyllic place to be staying, that's for sure.

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