What with family here and there, most of our holidays are taken up with visits to Toronto, or Zurich, or even right here in England. So when Adam and I finally hit the road on our own, in our little rented Fiat 500, we were beyond excited! We've travelled a lot as individuals, but we haven't been to many new places as a couple and it was such an amazing feeling to set out on our own to explore Tuscany.
And I have to say, I was nervous to drive on the right side of the road for the first time in eleven years (!!!) but I totally nailed it! With lots and lots of helpful reminders from Adam.
We stayed in this little AirBnb flat, and it was just so wonderful. The owner, Maria, was so welcoming and generous. She left us a bottle of wine and some of her homemade honey, she even opened up her own dining room so that we could use the fireplace on chilly evenings.
It was so homely and just wonderful to have somewhere more personal to come home to every day, much better than a hotel. And it allowed us to cooked for ourselves most nights because I couldn't wait to get my hands on all the fresh ingredients that Tuscany has to offer.
Also, that view! Have you ever seen anything like it?