A Tuscan Sojourn

A Tuscan Sojourn

arrive in Italy
and begin our explorations in Milan.
Spending the next month mostly in and around
, our agenda is: avoid what we deem tourist spots; drink
great wine; eat simple food everyday.

Our first week passes and thanks to our pigeon Italian, we
manage to catch multiple lifts with locals (usually down a
mountain) as we make our way south. Throwing in the odd “grazie
amico” is generally returned with extra drinks at our meals.

Mornings after long, late dinners at trattorias scattered across
the Tuscan
terra are eased by wholesome breakfasts comprising of fresh figs
plucked straight from the garden followed by buttery pastries en
route to our destination du jour. As we edge toward the coast, we
make tracks for the beach where we harbour until sundown most days.
Only when the temperature drops do we spend time indoors – mainly
in the kitchen, sometimes in a museum or gallery.

On returning home, we have tried to continue with what we learnt
from the
way of living – even if a Montalcino digestif is all we
can muster. It helps you to slow down and bask in the present.

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