Tuscany has been widely praised, and one might fear there are only a few surprises left amidst the heavily photographed hills and villages. Still, every flower-crowned door, every curve where the light plays hide-and-seek with the shadows, or every window that rests ajar is nothing less than a gem in a treasure-hunting game in which the visitor is always the winner. Let the following photos act as an invitation for those who have not seen the Tuscan landscape yet, and a reminder to those who have already fallen in love with it. Complement with a road trip through my favorite Tuscan villages.
In San Gimignano
Full moon in Montalcino
In the fields of Val D’Orcia
Where mould-covered bottles of wine hide for decades in the cellars
When the summer-house of the owner of the place you rent looks like this!
Alleys full of color
Photos: © Konstantina Sakellariou