I hate to say it again, but where does the time go? The month of May was spent in Italy and Greece - now I can't complain about that! It was so. . . beautiful. . . I took nearly 1500 pictures. Don't worry - I am not going to post them all! Here is one picture of Tuscany right outside the villas we stayed in. The scenery was gorgeous despite the "unusual for May" weather we kept hearing about. Everywhere I turned, I saw a picture and at times had to force myself to just put down the camera and just take it in.
We spent 5 days in Tuscany and Florence. We visited beautiful ancient cites and amazing sights in Florence and spent our days eating our way through them. Our favorite town was San Gimignano, but we also liked Volterra as well. Castellina, Radda and Siena were also places we stopped. We sampled wines at a vineyard and ate wonderful meals. It was really dreamlike - especially with the cloudy, overcast and rainy weather! In Florence, we went to the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and the Statue of David at the Academia.
We tried to find the restaurant in Palazzo Vecchio where Stan had lasagne florentine on his first visit, but couldn't find it. We asked at several places and finally one waiter said they served it. When the order came, it was not the same, disappointing, but still delicious! More on the trip later. . .