After my first time in Puglia, the second part of the road trip through Italy ended up with a visit in Tuscany. I couldn’t wait to revisit some of the familiar places seen just one year before. I’ve found Tuscany under the same beautiful sunlight caressing the rolling hills of its valleys.
Driving for many hours from the southern tip of the country, I arrived at Lupaia, a very unique and photogenic former farmhouse nestled on top of a lush hill. Owned by Christopher and Heidi, the idyllic quiet location was a perfect retreat during my short visit in Tuscany.
The highlight of my stay in a recently converted stone farmhouse, was to witness the sunrise from one of the so beautifully designed rooms, overlooking the valleys and the town of Montepulciano. I can’t forget how picturesque everything looked under the first rays of the sun. It was really wonderful.
Whether you take a drive on the many scenic routes through the valleys or you walk on the cobbled streets of the medieval and Renaissance hill towns, there is something special in that charming part of Italy.
The images below were taken with the Hasselblad 503CW and the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 using Kodak Portra 400 film.
Scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab in California.