The Tuscan region of Chianti and Val D’orcia is not unheard of. But hearing all about it and finally seeing it right before our eyes is one dream come true. The golden vineyards of Chianti stretch on for miles as far as the eye can see and resemble fields of flowers from afar. The undulated green and brown hills of Val D’orcia are simply stunning like nothing I’ve ever seen before. And the cypress trees. I could go on and on about the trees. To me and many others, the cypress tree is the epitome of Tuscany. Without these trees, Tuscany can no longer be.
There was so much more that we saw beyond these pictures. Medieval towns that sit majestically on hilltops, eerie old abbeys with heavenly acoustics, long windy roads framed with cypress trees leading up to wineries and sleepy towns that seem a bit deserted.