Tuscany Region of Italy

The famous Cypress tree grouping in Tuscany

Tuscany
(see map at end of post)

Lucca photo from the Tower
I used to fly into Milan and access Italy via the train, however, it's so much easier today to fly into Pisa and take the bus to Lucca (40 mins.) or the train to other destinations.  We walked everywhere in Lucca inside the walled town.  A bike is a great way to get around the entire 3 mile radius.  Don't even think about driving a car in this town--there is limited car entry and so many motorbikes and bicyclists.   Continue...



The Montepulciano Castle









Florence the larger of the Tuscan cities...see more at my post about Florence 



Montepulciano from a distance...the Chiesa di San Bagio church is circled above.  This is the where Under the Tuscan Sun had one scene filmed (the wedding) at the end of the movie.

The Chiesa di San Bagio Church

Madonna Church








Pienza where the streets always have pretty flowers...a part in the English Patient was filmed here.

Shop in Pienza left, and the flowers in the Madonna Church in Montepulciano


Of course the Wineries...
More about this winery on my post.








 The lovely walled town of Lucca
Lucca (see the Tower with the trees?)

 Lots of great foods and products in Lucca

Lots of bikes!





Pienza





Montalcino 


A Pienza cafe


Montepulicano



High School for the Arts in Lucca














This photo by Daily Mail




See my "Lucca Arts Program" created by Uncle John Del Monte 40 years ago
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