They didn’t lie. Tuscany is beautiful.
This must be why everyone (or at least in the movies) has a midlife crisis and moves to Tuscany.
It might also have to do with the food. This is probably the best pasta I’ve ever had in my life.
Pici, a hand made pasta, apparently is a Tuscan specialty. So when we stopped in Pienza for lunch, I figured, why not? After a delicious lunch, we found all the shops to be closed (as is normal in the middle of the day in Italy). Sadly we could not get our hands on any of the Pecorino cheese that Pienza is so famous for. Instead, we had a photoshoot with the great view:
Apparently, I can’t take a normal photo in Italy. Sooooo windy!
After our photoshoot, we headed to San Gimignano where it started to rain pretty soon after we got there.
Lovely medieval town, sadly not so lovely weather. The next day, the weather was not much better. The combination of no photos allowed inside museums and rain meant I didn’t take too many pictures. Only a few at the top of a look out point and the tower.
I feel like I need to go back to Tuscany when it’s sunny to enjoy the landscapes and out doors. In the meantime, I’m back in Rome where the weather is warmer but still rainy.
I can’t wait for summer! I want to wear a dress without tights under it, shoes other than boots and no more jackets!
In the meantime, I’ll survive, especially since I have a friend visiting tomorrow and another next week!