Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuscany

Tuscany. I spent 5 days in Tuscany with my wife in an ancient villa, now hotel, built in the late XVI century. It is located in the green country near Florence and situated upon the hills overlooking the upper Arno Valley. Here you can see part of the pool and the wood:
We had relax, we ate good tuscan food and we came back to visit Florence (photos: David in Piazza della Signoria; the Dome and a window outside the Certosa)

and Siena: here is the Black Knight in Piazza del Campo. As you can see all the people were seated on the ground not to disturb the Black Knight during his walk around the square.
The Injury. This is my second week off to recover. Tomorrow I will try to run again. Keeping the fingers crossed.
Did you eat special food for Easter?

21 comments:

  1. Wow, what beautiful pictures! If you have to not run, what a nice way to soften the blow!

    We didn't eat anything all that special (unless you count my sister-in-law's amazing vanilla bean cheesecake), but I ate plenty. :)

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  2. Looks like an amazing country!

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  3. Wow, that is so beautiful!! I am going to Italy, it is on my list.

    I hope you can run again soon. Fingers crossed.

    I was alone this year at Easter because of work, so I missed my family's gathering - so no special food for me!

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  4. Certo che far sedere tutti deve essere stata una faticaccia

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  5. avrai mangiato pure troppo per pasqua, in toscana poi... ;) riprendi a correre che è meglio!

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  6. Really beautiful places you got to see. Those people sitting on the ground knows what's good for them.
    We didn't eat anything special this Easter. We just ate a lot!

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  7. Ah, so pretty! We were in Tuscany as part of our honeymoon. It was fantastic, but so crowded. From your pictures, it looks like the spring is a much more manageable time to be in Florence!

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  8. Siena's people were seated on the ground while the Black Knight was walking around the square. Of consequence, there wasn't the punishment :)

    Seems you had a relaxing time in Tuscany, so you're ready for the next battle.
    I hope your run tomorrow will go well! Let me know about it soon!

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  9. It's a beautiful part of the world that you live in Giorgio.

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  10. I am lucky enough to have been to both Florence and Sienna. LOVED the pictures. My visit to Italy was way too short but Florence was my favorite city for sure.

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  11. Fantastic trip! I love visiting your blog because it brings back so many wonderful memories of Italy! I must come back soon!
    Way too much chocolate on Easter here!
    Best of luck on your run tomorrow.

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  12. Beautiful photos! You live in such a gorgeous part of the world!

    I ate way too many sweets and ham for Easter!

    Hope your injury heals soon!

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  13. Your holiday villa looks just like the one my friends Mal, Joy, Jenny and Phil rented when they visited Italy 2 years ago. They loved it!

    Good luck with the run - take it easy.

    Special food for Easter? Roast lamb, trifle, birthday cake, and good Aussie wine (and beer).

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  14. Please get better!

    I think I need to go to tuscany- What a beautiful place!!!

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  15. I'm so jealous! Definitely going back to Tuscany next year. Been to Florence and Siena. Especially loved the dom in Sienna, it was beautiful. We were there a few days before the palio on the day the horses were divided to the teams. It was very special to be there at that moment.

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  16. Hi Stefano,
    Those pictures are amazing! I also really love the new picture on your header:) I have missed reading your blog and will go back and see what you have been up to. I hope life is treating you well! Take care of yourself!

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  17. Wow Stefano, those photos bring back so many memories of fabulous holidays when we visited both Siena and Florence - loved them both so much. Over Easter I ate lots of hot cross buns and Easter eggs. I've had to run more to use up the extra calories! Good luck with your first run tomorrow. I hope the rest has made you stronger. :)

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  18. Officially jealous. So beautiful.

    Let us know how the running goes...

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  19. hope you're feeling better, what a beautiful place to relax! I ate waaaay too much on Easter, but hey, it's a Holiday : )

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  20. I saw you this morning at 08:15 a.m. while you were running along corso Centocelle. This means that you feel better :)

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