Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Montepulciano

Yesterday morning I was in Montepulciano, one of the most charming medieval walled hill town in southern Tuscany, near Siena in Vino Nobile wine region. The town was founded in the 4th century BC and it's famous for its remarkable medieval grandeur and architecture of Renaissance and Baroque design as well. The most impressive square is Piazza Grande, where are located the Town Hall, which was constructed at the end of 14th century, Palazzo Nobili Tarugi with a facade made all in travertine, and the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, that was built in 15th century but the facade was never completed. I had a really nice day strolling int the town and eating a super tasty steak. As regards my outfit I wore my favorite Isabel Marant printed skirt with a simple t-shirt and sandals.

Isabel Marant skirt, APC wedge sandals, American Apparel t-shirt, Cartier watch.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pienza



Today I was in Pienza, a little town in Val d'Orcia that was conceived as an ideal town in its balance and proportions. Enea Silvio Piccolomini, better know as Pope Pio II, had his native village of Corsignano rebuilt to embody in the urban form the humanistic idea of the architect Leon Battista Alberti; the work was supervised by Bernardo Rossellino. The focal point of Pienza is the trapezoidal main square which is defined by four buildings: the Duomo, Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Comunale and Palazzo Vescovile. Palazzo Piccolomini is one of the most beautiful building of Renaissance, enhanced by an interior courtyard and an italian garden on the south side, looking out over Val d'Orcia to Monte Amiata in the distance. It was a really hot day so I wore a fresh mini dress from Topshop and espadrillas.

Kate Moss for Topshop dress, Castaner wedge espadrillas, Cartier watch.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Tuscan countryside


Even if I am now a city girl when I go back at my parents house sometimes I love to enjoy the Tuscan countryside with the gently rolling hills, the medieval village, castle ruins and renovated old farmhouses crown hilltops, as do copses of vertically soaring cyprus trees. On the slopes below stretch vineyards and olive groves, which have given Tuscany its worldwide reputation for tasting wine and olive oil.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Vernazza and Manarola







During my last day in Cinque Terre I visited Vernazza and Manarola. Vernazza is the most picturesque village of the territory, with a lovely small harbor, a dramatic seaside church and colorful, antique houses cling to impossible cliffs. The village is also surrounded by steeply-terraced olive groves. Manarola is a small fishing village with a tiny harbor features a boat ramp, picturesque building tripping down the ravine and the swimming hole. Although there isn't a real beach there, it has some of the best deep water swimming around, with vineyards everywhere. 

Topshop top, Levi's shorts, Valentino sandals.