Monday, November 15, 2010

More About Italy

The next day in Italy was so full that I'm going to split it up into two parts.

It began with the part that I'll tell you about today, and it continued and ended with the part I'll tell you about on Wednesday.

I haven't said much yet about the town near which our Villa was located, but it was called Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.  It is about halfway between Florence and Siena on the Firenze- Siena Highway.  Our Villa was about a 10 or 15 minute walk from town.

Earlier in the week, when we had first arrived in Tavarnelle, we had heard that the Open Air Market, which moves to different towns each day, was going to be in Tavarnelle, so of course we decided to go check it out.

They had everything there!  Here, take a look!!

 First, look at this cool weather balloon floating over our villa.  Well, we called it a weather balloon. 

 And, also, here is the Public Library.  It is amazing how they always look the same, isn't it?

 Here we are, coming up on the booths.  That guy is selling some vegetables.

 Then there were flowers!  Beautiful!!

 And, jewelry.

 And scarves and clothes of all types.

 And fruit-- Peaches!  YUM!

 And more veggies and fruit!

Well, and what market would be complete without tentacles?  Right?

Tune in on Wednesday for Part 2 of this day:  SIENA!  


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the slanting morning light on those peaches.

Emma said...

Vegetables! Flowers! Balloons! Ignoring t*ntacles! =D

You're right. It's funny how that library could be just about anywhere...

Linnea said...

Jewelry ... *hyperventilates*