Tuscany 2019 -Day 3 Part 2

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My impression of Pienza was an accessible place with inhabitants who loved the beauty which surrounded them and their own quests to make it even more so.

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Flowers had been planted everywhere and inspired me to do the same next spring.

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The retail stores were small and quaint with aromas of lavender or pungent cheeses depending upon where you stopped.

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One of the reasons I longed to visit Pienza was because I knew that it had been one of the locations for the filming of Zeferelli’s Romeo and Juliet-one of my all time favourite movies. I scoured the sites for places familiar to me. No, these were selected for the balcony scene…..

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But Tybalt did die in this square.

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I did discover that this courtyard which posed as the one of the Capulet’s home.

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I also stumbled upon this lovely church where I spent a few moments in prayer.

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We stopped for a refreshing espresso as we made plans for the rest of the afternoon.

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Soon though the arched doorways and gates

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took us back to the village wall and our vehicle.

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We were in the vicinity of Montepulciano so we stopped for a brief look on our way home. I stayed with the car as my knee prevented me from making another vertical climb.

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Upon our arrival back at the Air BnB in Sienna, we were greeted by the most exquisite sunset.

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D and I got going in the kitchen and we made a delectable pasta and salad.

Our first touring day was a perfect one and we were filled with gratitude for the privilege of travel.

Kath’s quote: “You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!” -unknown

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Love never fails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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