Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 13, 2012

A little bit of Tuscany

We had friends staying with us recently who had not been to the gorgeous part of Tuscany just south of Florence. We needed no other excuse to drive along our favourite road between Siena and Pienza. Here is what we saw on a lovely spring day.
















Brand new chestnut blossoms.


Brand new figs.

This scenic road from Siena goes through Asciano and on to Pienza. It is gorgeous at any time of the year


  1. All I can say is ‘ahhhhhhhh……’

  2. We walked with friends for a week from town to town starting in Siena, with Pienza as one of our stops. How lovely to see your photos and have the memory come back of that special trip! It really is one of the most beautiful places!

  3. How Beautiful. Just love this area.
    Pam Proctor

  4. Dreamy! I love that part of Italy! So incredibly serene!

  5. Absolutelly gorgeous… thaks for a beautiful glance at that.

    • We love this drive through Tuscany.

  6. I love the sheep and the dog. And the grass is so incredibly green! Gorgeous photos, Deb!

    • The sheep looked very pleased with themselves.

  7. Those sheep are just amazing! I still think that my holiday in Tuscany was one of the best I have ever had 🙂

    • There are so many gorgeous towns and villages in Tuscany…it would take a lifetime to see them all.

  8. Iconic Tuscany at it’s best!

    • We do this drive every time we come and never tire of it.

  9. Goodness those sheep are gorgeous, and those loping hills,, charming! c

    • We saw lots of sheep this trip….all enjoying a gorgeous spring day.

  10. Would love one of those Maremma sheep dogs

    • You would also needs some sheep for him to take care of.

  11. Splendid and I love the sheep and the little puppy! How cute, I want him!

    • I’m sure he would be happy in Sardinia.

  12. If I didn’t know what a great photographer you were Debra, I’d say it look almost impossible to take a bad photo. Landscape is just heaven sent. Beautiful work!

    • I think it would be very difficult to get a bad photo of Tuscany.

  13. The whole of Tuscany is so beautiful that it is hard to decide which area is the best. I would have the lot, but then, Bagni di Lucca is so pretty…..

    • Bagni di Lucca is a great central spot to explore so many places.

  14. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be sharing a villa with friends this summer in Lucca. your blog is a wonderful sneak preview.

    • Lucca is one of our favourite places in all of Italy. Have a great holiday. If you look through some older posts in the Lucca and Bagni di Lucca categories you will find some tips on the area.

  15. I’m heartsick and missing Italy. Thank you for brightening up my day with your fabulous photos.

    • Leaving Italy is always difficult even though home is great.

  16. Debra, you really catch the essence of a place with your photos!

  17. Very close by but you didn’t stop to see us???? Let me know when you are planning another trip this way.

    • We had friends with us who had not been to the area and we were on the go all day.

  18. Gorgeous as always. And that puppy … so cute and cuddly looking!

    • Tuscany looks gorgeous in spring with the new growth.

  19. […] about Italy always put a smile on my face. The food. The architecture. The scenery. Thank goodness I found Debra over at Bagni di Lucca and Beyond to take me vicariously from her […]

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