We had the best location for this trip, centrally located so little excursions were easy and fun. Each day included a hike through the woods surrounding our villa, a swim in the pool or a visit to a nearby town–each one cuter than the next.
Below, our morning in Citta della Pieve which is on the border of Umbria and Tuscany, in the heart of Central Italy. According to my online source, this hilltop town was developed between the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. around the church (pieve) of saints Gervasio and Protasio, “patrons of the fortified lookout”. Now it’s mostly about selling oil, wine and cured meats to tourists. But both work.