Friday, 19 June 2009

Thursday 11th - San Quirico d'Orcia

"The Val d'Orcia is an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in pre-renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing picture celebrated by painters from the Siennese School, the Val D'Orcia has come to be seen as icon of landscape thinking."

On Thursday there were no organised excursions, so we wandered into San Quirico d'Orcia, the little village close to our hotel.
This house has it's own cherry tree.
Love these geraniums, in this little lane.

As we walked along the city walls, there were hundreds of swallows swirling around in the sky.

I was very taken with this tower house and more so when I saw that it was available as a holiday let. We bought some bread, cheese, olives and a bottle of wine and took them back to our terrace at our room, then later we went to the pool.

I'm showered and ready to go for dinner.
Brian is still sitting about in his swimming trunks!

6 comments:

  1. Hee hee, I think Brian's got the holiday chilling vibe down better than you, chuck! Lovely pics again, that tower house looks fab!

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  2. Come on Brian hurry up Janice is waiting to eat - again!!! hahaha x x

    :)

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  3. I'm loving all the pictures - including yesterdays with the ice creams - mmmm yummy! x

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  4. oh, that place looks right up my street - did you get the info about the tower house?
    Did you go to San Gimignano? I'm so hoping you did and have photos sto share....

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  5. These photos are great again Janice. It really is a beautiful place.

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  6. Brilliant!

    Fantastic photos.xx

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