Monday, September 16, 2013

A Taste of Tuscany: The Leftovers

Tuscan Countryside | Taste As You Go

This is the eleventh post in my Taste of Tuscany series.

It's hard to believe it, but this is the final post in my Taste of Tuscany series. I've loved sharing some of the culinary adventures that Stephen and I had while on our honeymoon in Italy last year. In this last post, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite photos from our trip that have absolutely nothing to do with food.

I'm calling these photos "the leftovers". I hope you enjoy them!



Wrought-Iron Balcony in Pienza, Italy | Taste As You Go
Wrought-Iron Balcony in Pienza, Italy

Pasqualina at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Pasqualina Guards our Little Villa at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

Pasqualina at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Pasqualina Guards our Little Villa at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

There were two beautiful dogs at our B&B in Italy -- Giuseppina and Pasqualina. Pasqualina took to us right away and followed us around the grounds, including right into our villa!

Villa at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Our Little Villa at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

The Kitchen in our Villa at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Our Tuscan Kitchen at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

We had a charming little kitchen in our villa. While we didn't cook anything elaborate or complicated, we did feast on local bread, cheese, prosciutto, and wine on several occasions throughout our stay. It's hard to see in this photo, but there's a small refrigerator behind the red-and-white checked curtain.

The Grounds at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

Pasqualina Guards our Little Villa at Borgo Argenina in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Pasqualina Lays at Stephen's Feet

I joked with Stephen, who's been wanting a dog for a long time, that it took a trip to Italy to make that dream come true. *wink*

Steep Side Street in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Side Street in Siena, Italy

Gentleman in the Crowd on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Gentleman in the Crowd on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy

Wedding Party on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Wedding Party on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy

While we were in Siena, Stephen and I were fortunate to watch the arrival of a bride and her bridal party. They didn't seem to mind all of the extra photographers snapping pictures as they entered the church.

Bride and Groom on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Bride and Groom on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy

Wedding Dress Detail in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Wedding Dress Detail in Siena, Italy

A little while later, another bride and groom appeared on the Piazza del Campo in Siena. I couldn't tell whether they were just coming from their wedding ceremony or whether they were actually models. Either way, I loved the detail on her wedding dress.

Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy

Watching the Street Below in Siena, Italy | Taste As You Go
Watching the Street below in Siena, Italy

As we were making our way away from the center of Siena, I spied this old Italian couple peering out of their window at the people passing by. Love.

Sightseeing in Radda in Chianti, Italy | Taste As You Go
Sightseeing in Radda in Chianti, Italy

Stephen took this photo of me walking by the little cafe he was sitting at while I explored the tiny town of Radda in Chianti. I thought he did a great job of capturing the sunlight hitting my face.

View of the Leaning Tower of Pisa from the Plane | Taste As You Go
View of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Despite flying into and out of Pisa, this was as close as we got to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A pretty good photo from the plane, don't you think?

I hope you've enjoyed reading my Taste of Tuscany series as much as I've enjoyed writing it!

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