Friday, 5 October 2012

Summer Sketch book Week 2: Tuscany & Florence

Vineyards and Olive Groves, the Strada Blanca showing white and chalky
The Castle had extensive vineyards and Olive groves, producing wine and oil which was sold only in the locality. Fab stuff! Brought some home and understand why the Italians don't want to export their best! The 'White Roads' indicate this is a bona fide wine making region.
A tiny farm house perched on a near vertical hillside
There were about 6 farm houses in the valley across from the Castle/Farm we stayed in, some vary large and some tiny, just a few rooms, but most in warm shades of terracotta and apricot.

Two farms in the Valley
Farm in the valley

Another on the left side of the valley

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