Sunday, October 14, 2007

San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy Oct. 6-14th 2007

There haven't been any posts for a while, but that's because I really haven't been anywhere special lately! To take advantage of my last bit of free time between being a full-time student and a full-time worker; however, Arno and I traveled to a small village called San Vincenzo ('c' is pronounced 'ch' in Vincenzo) in the Tuscan region of Italy, approximately 80 km south of Pisa (for those of you who know Italian geography). It was just spectacularly gorgeous. So picturesque. Really, when you think of Tuscany, this place is what you'd envision. Rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves as far as you can see, quiet villas here and there, and the Mediterranean sea in the near distance. So what did we do for an entire week in the villa where we stayed - nothing but relax! We went to the beach one day, walked loads, visited a very yummy Michelin star restaurant overlooking the landscape, played cards, napped, sipped wine, and read A LOT. We had to travel back to Pisa the day before our flight giving us a full day and night in the city. I really liked it! It's a bit rough around the edges but perky - if you can use that word for a city. The leaning tower of Pisa was doing its job and I was surprised to find that there is actually a beautiful Duomo (domed cathedral) next to the Tower as well as some other great, old buildings that are somehow overlooked in peoples' descriptions of the Tower area.

Another highlight of Pisa was visiting the River Arno! Of course we made some photos of the two Arnos together at last. :o)

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