Photo by Tomas Fano, CC BY 2.0 Chic and synonymous with luxurious yachts and glamorous…
I can’t seem to stop myself. All my photos of Tuscany so far are of this magnificent landscape. It is classic and stunning with rolling hills and heavy in agriculture – although that is declining as part of the regional economy. I have yet to seen an uncultivated piece of land. Lets be honest, this land has been agricultural for 5,000 years. The soil is rich and so I’m seeing various cereal as well as wine, sunflower, potato, tabacco and olive operations. The vines are heavy with the grapes that make Chianti.
It was hard to choose just five photos of Tuscany to post today. I’ve already taken so many and most of them are just stunning.
We are staying at a 15th Century hunting lodge called Casale di Valle owned and operated by the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci. It has been raining alot the past 24 hours – and the lightening of course. Early this morning I went out to walk the vinyards but the clay soil was so wet it was nearly impossible to walk. You’ll see in the bottom photo that the sun has started to burn this storm off just a bit. The forecast calls for clearing later today.
Next up is a wine tasting. Yes, before noon. I’ll need a nap today.
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