We took our first vacation in over 8 years that did not include a conference of some sort. Vacation this year included my entire immediate family and a cousin with her husband.
To be honest, I worried that it was not exactly what I would consider ideal for a first vacation without work. Well, luckily I was wrong. It turned out to be the most fantastic vacation we have ever had as the setting was pristine and we all got along splendidly.
Tuscany was nothing short of marvelous. If you have ever read E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View, watched the film adaptation or visited yourself, you know how magical Tuscany is.
The house that we rented slept 13 and much to the delight of the kids it came with an infinity pool. We took drives to the surrounding towns of Castellina in Chianti, Cortona, Florence, Monterrigioni, San Gimignano and Volterra.
Let me share with you a few pictures of the house that we rented with its fabulous infinity pool and a few of the surrounding towns.
Editor’s Note: Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures, Sandra! There will be a second part of Sandra’s travelogue about the city of Florence. So stay tuned!