Under the Tuscan Sun
August 2, 2018
Snapshots from Tuscany — Kiel and I spent all of last week exploring the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. I did not expect there to be so many sunflower fields in the region. It felt like every road we turned down had another field. Up on the hillside of the villa we rented, a little outside of Cortona, we could see all of the plots of gold from a distance. It was a special sight to behold.
We rented this vintage blue Fiat for a couple of days. It was a little scary driving the car along some of the windy steep roads in the area as manual cars are always a bit of a challenge on hills. The experience was well worth it. I loved every second of exploring Cortona in this little car. It was a great way to take in the area with our friends Kat and Jeremy. We stopped at the Il Falconiere, a Relais & Chateau Resort, for lunch. It was right down the street from where we were staying. If you visit the area I highly recommend it. The grounds are beautiful to explore, the food was amazing, and the hotel has a resident dog Jacko that sat by our feet during our meal.