๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณTuscan Hills ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ

Castello di Vicarello (Poggi del Sasso

Heavenly isolated…

  

Tuscan infinity …

  

No filter… this flower’s otherworldly details and light reminded me of the magical flower in Tangled!

  

Morning harvest…

  

Organic eggs, tomatoes, figs, aubergines, zucchini & rosemary!

  

Can’t wait to see what the chef has done with my ingredients!


After a good meal, it’s time to work it off village-style!    
 

Siesta …

  

Contemplation…

  

Only drawback… those bees! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ constantly chasing me around buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing in my ears !

I tried running away, but they’re everywhere!  

The remedy ๐Ÿทall day & all night…

 
 

Details of my OOTN

 

Siena… Travel in time to the medieval era… just filter out all the tourists from your views and it feels like you’re there!  

   
  
    
 

and along the way we saw this amazing sunflower๐ŸŒป field… 

  
and stopped at this picturesque hilltop village, Montalcino, home of the reknown Brunello di Montalcino wine ๐Ÿท

 

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian Riviera ๐Ÿš— to Tuscany ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Cinque Terre  

Monterosso

  

Vernazza

  

Olive spread in Corniglia

 

Firenze (aka Florence)

Il Duomo

  

โ˜บ๏ธ

  

Ponte Vecchio

  

Pinocchio is omipresent in Firenze!

  

Somewhere between a pizza and bread & cheese and absolutely delicious…

  

Souvenirs , souvenirs…

   Those stradas! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 

Back to the hotel for some garden & pool time…

  

Purple love is still alive in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

 

Magnolia

   

Huge petals & smells heavenly!

 

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›Wolf๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

I left my kids back home but it turns out I can’t escape the kid in me!

Provence ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท to Portofino โ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น via St Tropez ๐Ÿ‘™

My Provence lavender hunt obsession led me to the Abbaye de Sรฉnanque and while the lavender wasn’t in full bloom, the setting was still picturesque…

  

Provence is not just about vinyards & purple love, its palette is rich in colors and I particulaly โค๏ธ this red hot cherry ๐Ÿ’ tree! so much that I actually fell into a ditch (and broke my phone’s screen ๐Ÿ˜ก) as I was trying to capture its beauty!

Gordes… Gorgeous!

  

Couldn’t resist sharing this with my little ones so it was time for a quick Skype!

  

Here’s me practicing my favorite St Tropez passtime: people watching! ๐Ÿ˜

  

The next day it was time to drive off to Italy but not before we stopped @ a random beach near St Tropez where tanners of all ages seemed to take issue with the idea of a swimsuit!

 

 And we finally arrived in Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น…

 

After a long drive it was Pesto time in Portofino ! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

  

Nature’s splendid beauty was drawing me to it and away from all stress…

  

Flowers ๐ŸŒธ & Trees ๐ŸŒด in magical harmony…

   

Lemon trees ๐Ÿ‹ & jasmine … a perfect blend of sents!

 

Piscina & mare

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธa fitting entrance to the Spa (which I desperately needed to end my day) ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ