Under the Tuscan SunLast week we spent a few days in the region of Siena in Tuscany. As we were driving from place to place the scenery kept unfolding itself as if we were going through an art gallery, looking at one canvas after another of beautiful landscapes.
Under the Tuscan MoonOur first nights were spent in a bed and breakfast in the Castel Spedaletto in the Val d'Orcia. It was built in the 12th century as a hospice for travellers and pilgrims along the Via Francigena, the road from Canterbury to Rome.
Our night in Siena was spent in Il Chiostro Del Carmine, a hotel that was restored from a 14th century Carmelite Monastery.