Tuscany in pictures. Part Two: Villages.
The light in Tuscany is something special. Probably only matched by the magical skies of the South-of-France. In summer in particular the blue skies of the morning and early afternoon are replaced by bubbling clouds.
The building high humidity is often punctuated by impressive late afternoon thunderstorms which bring both relief from the high temperatures but also magical skyscapes as the clouds of the tempest build.
The landscapes of Tuscany
Tuscany’s charms are many and varied. Grand cities, delicious food & wine and picturesque villages. For me however the simple beauty of its fields and rolling hillsides are what I love to photograph most.
Undulating fields sprinkled with pastel and ochre farmhouses. Pastoral, serene & beautiful. Unmistakably Tuscany. Like nowhere else in Europe or the world.
It’s a region best explored from one or two bases.
Give yourself time to immerse into your surroundings and absorb a culture that stretches back 2000 years. Why not hire a villa where your daily activities will consist mostly of reading, swimming, relaxing, gazing and walking. Occasionally add in the odd excursion into a local village for a wander or to get provisions on the local market day.
Tuscany in Pictures
Often my posts can be 1000 – 1500 words in length. I enjoy writing but I also realise that sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. This post is such a time. Less is more.
I’ll leave you to enjoy the simple delights of Tuscany in pictures. A collection taken from some of my trips to this spellbinding region.
Tuscany. Landscapes. A Gallery. (Click an image to expand)
Tuscany Tourism website.