Much to their dismay, however, today, I will write more about Italy.
When last I wrote, we were still in Milan.
Milan is a nice place to visit, but it is rather industrial. Kind of like the Pittsburgh of Italy. It's not the cleanest city or the most lovely one. Parts of it are lovely-- like the gelato, the pizza, il Duomo, the people in general. But the landscape is a sharp contrast to where we went next and where we stayed for the remainder of our trip......TUSCANY!
That's right. I was under the Tuscun Sun. I actually was. And, I got a little sunburn from it!
We left Milan on a Saturday morning. We had to meet my mom at the airport (she missed the first part of the trip due to ....LOSING HER PASSPORT!! Don't ask.) in the morning, and then, as a special treat, we were also to meet and pick up my friend Jenny, who is currently living in Switzerland! She took the train to Milan and we picked her up at the Stazione Centrale at noon that day.
We packed up the car and pointed the car toward our Villa in Tuscany!
It was about a four hour drive with five women and all their luggage in a Fiat, which the Italian Car Hire Guy had called "HUGE!" but to us was sort of mid-sized. Needless to say, we were happy to get to the VIlla, unfold ourselves from driving and riding in the car, and take in the new landscape.
A view to the West of our Villa: Chianti Grape Vineyards!
A View to the East: More Chianti Grapes and some Italian trees!
One of our Villa Cats making his way down the tiled roof
after deciding he was done Supervising
our temporary move into the Villa.
Sunset on our first evening in Tuscany.
AND THIS WAS ONLY THE FIRST DAY!!
Stay tuned for more (though the trip may be interrupted by a Rabbit Movie. Go figure.