Monday, 25 October 2010

Under the Tuscan Sun

My love affair with Italy began in the summer of 2004 when Andy and I donned our backpacks and set off on a fun-filled, 3 month adventure that started in Venice and ended in Positano. And it still continues today. So I was super excited when my parents asked us if we wanted to join them {along with my sister & her husband} for a week in Tuscany a few weeks ago.

There are so many reasons to love Italy; the gorgeous-sounding language, stunning architecture,  amazing landscapes, passionate and interesting locals and delicious wines to name but a few, but for those of you that know me, its only ever really about one thing and that's the food! In Italy it is so simple, so fresh and cooked with a passion that is almost tangible, and I just couldn't get enough of it! 

We had a fantastic holiday taking in the stunning sights of San Gimignano, Florence and Siena and as always my camera never left my side! Here are a few of my holiday snaps of all things Italiano...{apart from me and my family!}

San Gimignano {& surrounding area}

Siena {&surrounding area}

Our accommodation near Siena was stunning; the grounds were filled with yummy fruit trees {I became rather addicted to fresh figs!} and a beautiful well.


  1. Stunning! Lovely captures and colours x

  2. Beautiful photos!!! My brother in law is in Italy right now with the air force. he loves it too!

  3. There is no surprise that I am never allowed to take photos on holiday when you produce such amazing shots! Fantastic talented! x

  4. Another great collection of gems. There is great structure to your photographs and they demonstrate a beautiful feel for the italian way of life.

  5. Looks amazing and you've captured it beautifully!

  6. I feel like I just "armchair traveled" to Italy!! What a treat. The photos are simply stunning.


    Stunning, woman!!! I went to Tuscany last year and am hopefully shooting a wedding there in September. Your pictures have made me all excited again!

  8. Gorgeous photos, got me feeling all summery... and excited for shooting a wedding there next year! I love Italy & especially Tuscany, and the food... Looks like you had a lovely time! x