Italian Reflections (Cont.): The Platypus Travels Part XVII
From Florence, we traveled into the surrounding countryside. I think this is what many people in the 'States think of when the hear "Italy". It's what the gentleman viticuluturists of SoCal envision when they cash out their retirement fund.
Of course the trip wouldn't have been complete without a visit to one of these enchanting little villas. This particular one, recently refurbished, has been in the family for about a thousand years. I spent the morning lounging around the place and had a wonderful little brunch when the rest of the group arrived -one of the better mornings I've spent in years.