We met the Tuscany participants at the Florence airport. Thirty-two in this week's group - half remained from the first week, half were new. Two were professionals with their husbands. There seemed to be a different dynamic with this crew. The week will tell!
Vista from the walk up to the village.
Obviously a favorite stop for tourists.
It is called the medieval Town of Towers...
...which can be spotted from many miles away.
As we entered town, we met a statue.
She was so cute, I just had to drop some money into the pot.
First Stop - in our estimation, the BEST Gelateria in Italy.
Looks like we're not the only ones who think so. Look at this line!
Potts choice - ALWAYS Amarena in a cup.
Mine? Nutella in a cone!
... I continued roaming around the village.
Upon leaving the San Gimignano, we were caught in an intense rain storm. We all huddled under a tree, attempting to keep all the cameras protected while we waited for the bus. (It was a pretty good way to get to know the new group.) By the time the bus driver pulled around, we were soaked to the bone!
|Photo by Kate MacAllister|
No... Potts and I did NOT plan to wear matching shirts!
One more stop before todays final destination - Monteriggioni
Potts had photographed this very small medieval village MANY times and needed a break from packing his photo equipment around, so I brought in our little Cannon and recorded this year's visit.
Tiny flower that looked as if it was tied up in satin ribbons.
I think this is my favorite shot of the day. Doesn't it make you want to peak inside?
Inside is a very simple little chapel.