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Toscana (Tuscany) Including Firenze (Florence), Pisa, San Gimignano

Possibly Italia's most famous region, Toscana (Tuscany) sits on the western side of the peninsula, north of the region of Lazio which contains Rome.

The popular image of Toscana is that of a temperate and sunny land of rolling hills and vineyards, dotted with poplar trees.

Actually that's not so very far off the mark, though it has slightly fewer Diane Lanes and young, shirtless, muscular Italian workmen than one might expect if one's entire knowledge of the region came from having watched the movie Under The Tuscan Sun.

However it is home to a lot of historic towns and cities as well, notably the capital Firenze (Florence).

On the package tour we spent 4 nights and three days in Tuscany and came back to Firenze for another two days, though one of those was committed to a day trip to the Cinque Terre.

No, it was not enough.

I strongly recommend viewing any of these photos at their original size by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of the photo. (Once you have selected Original once, it should stay selected as you move through the gallery.)

I used Nuance Dragon Dictate to generate a lot of the captions. That means that there are likely to be some screwy expressions that I somehow missed. Dragon is far less accurate than it claims to be, but it's still faster than typing.
Firenze (Florence), Aug 2016
:: Firenze (Florence), Aug 2016 ::
San Gimignano E Siena, Aug 2016
:: San Gimignano E Siena, Aug 2016 ::
160822_163805_0304 La Nostra Stanza (Our Room) I
160822_163805_0304 La Nostra Stanza (Our Room) I
160822_163818_0305 La Nostra Stanza (Our Room) II
160822_163818_0305 La Nostra Stanza (Our Room) II
160822_175434_0308 Out Of Our Back Door
160822_175434_0308 Out Of Our Back Door
160822_190715_0312 Over The Tuscan Hills I
160822_190715_0312 Over The Tuscan Hills I
160822_191231_0319 Over The Tuscan Hills, Early Evening
160822_191231_0319 Over The Tuscan Hills, Early Evening
160822_191902_0321 Silhouette Of A Tuscan Tree At Dusk
160822_191902_0321 Silhouette Of A Tuscan Tree At Dusk
160822_202025_0322 Tuscan Dinner, Sunset (Mon 22 Aug)
160822_202025_0322 Tuscan Dinner, Sunset (Mon 22 Aug)
160822_202143_0323  L'Entrata; Time To Go In
160822_202143_0323 L'Entrata; Time To Go In
160822_202421_0325 Tuscan Contrails
160822_202421_0325 Tuscan Contrails
160822_202459_0326 Looking In
160822_202459_0326 Looking In
160822_202550_0327 Yes, Another Tuscan Sunset
160822_202550_0327 Yes, Another Tuscan Sunset
160823_065908_0330 Morning In The Hotel Gardens (The first Tuesday)
160823_065908_0330 Morning In The Hotel Gardens (The first Tuesday)
160823_070003_0332 Home Base - The Big Picture
160823_070003_0332 Home Base - The Big Picture
160824_053921_0424 Before Dawn At Aquaviva (The First Wednesday)
160824_053921_0424 Before Dawn At Aquaviva (The First Wednesday)
160824_060000_0433 A Tuscan Crossing, Early Morning
160824_060000_0433 A Tuscan Crossing, Early Morning
160824_060253_0435 Tuscan Road, Dawn (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_060253_0435 Tuscan Road, Dawn (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_060544_0438 Not Exactly The Competition
160824_060544_0438 Not Exactly The Competition
160824_060645_0440 Another View Of A Tuscan Laneway
160824_060645_0440 Another View Of A Tuscan Laneway
160824_060737_0442 Moon Above The Poplars, Tuscany
160824_060737_0442 Moon Above The Poplars, Tuscany
160824_060947_0445 The Quiet Before Dawn, Tuscany (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_060947_0445 The Quiet Before Dawn, Tuscany (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_061119_0447 The Moon Above More Poplars, And Some Ivy Too
160824_061119_0447 The Moon Above More Poplars, And Some Ivy Too
160824_061144_0448 The Doorway, Morning
160824_061144_0448 The Doorway, Morning
160824_061255_0449 Packing It Together Under First Light
160824_061255_0449 Packing It Together Under First Light
160824_061432_0450 The Road Home
160824_061432_0450 The Road Home
160824_061525_0451 I Waz Here (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_061525_0451 I Waz Here (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_061620_0453 The Classic Countryside, Through Trees
160824_061620_0453 The Classic Countryside, Through Trees
160824_061704_0454 Moooooo!
160824_061704_0454 Moooooo!
160824_062154_0459 Goings
160824_062154_0459 Goings
160824_062209_0459_0460 Comings And Goings
160824_062209_0459_0460 Comings And Goings
160824_062321_0463 Over The Hills Now Far Away (Dammit)
160824_062321_0463 Over The Hills Now Far Away (Dammit)
160824_062929_0468 The Farmhouse On The Bend
160824_062929_0468 The Farmhouse On The Bend
160824_063842_0471 The Signs Around The Corner
160824_063842_0471 The Signs Around The Corner
160824_064128_0475 The Road To Grecinella  (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_064128_0475 The Road To Grecinella (Wed 24 Aug)
160824_064337_0481_To_0485_HDR The Town We Never Saw I
160824_064337_0481_To_0485_HDR The Town We Never Saw I
160824_064914_0491 Go Slow
160824_064914_0491 Go Slow
160824_065055_0494 Tuscan Tree, Morning Light
160824_065055_0494 Tuscan Tree, Morning Light
160825_103648_0583 I Didn't Know It Was Leaning Quite THAT Much (Thu 25 Aug)
160825_103648_0583 I Didn't Know It Was Leaning Quite THAT Much (Thu 25 Aug)