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10 best pictures of my Italian trip to Tuscany and Milan

I just spent 9 amazing days in Italy in Tuscany driving through the Chianti region and discovering or rediscovering Florentine sights. On the way back I stopped in Milan.

I was surprised how much I was able to do with a 3 years old child. He was quite a good traveler and took part of most churches and palaces visits!

On the program were the towns of Radda, Castellina, Vertine, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and the abbey of Badia a Coltibuono. We headed to Siena to do a complete tour of the cathedral, crypt, baptistery and museum before arriving at the magnificent town square, Il Campo.

In Florence in addition to the Vecchio Palace and cathedral that I already knew I managed an in depth visit of Santa Croce and stopped at the Romanesque church San Miniato al Monte near Michelangelo Square.

Here are the places I will remember the most about my Italian trip:

1. Gothic cathedral of Siena

It is without a doubt one of the nicest cathedrals I have ever seen.

the inside of Siena's cathedral

the inside of Siena's cathedral

 

2. Milan’s duomo by night

The cathedral of Milan is breathtaking during day time but at night it is magical.

Milan's duomo by night

Milan's duomo by night

 

3. Tuscan sunsets over the Chianti vineyards near Castellina in Chianti

Unforgettable!

 

Tuscan sunset

Tuscan sunset

 

4. Ice cream from Grom in Siena

It is the best ice cream I had in my life.

 

Gelato: best ice cream from Grom

Gelato: best Italian ice cream at Grom

 

5. Il Campo’s windows in Siena

I enjoyed looking at the different windows.

Il campo's windows in Siena

Il campo's windows in Siena

 

6. Eating for the first time PanForte

Don’t leave Tuscany without trying this delicious dessert.

Panforte from Siena

Panforte from Siena

 

 7. Enjoying early morning on the terrace in our rental farm

It was very relaxing, beautiful with all rosemary and lavender bushes and warm even at 7:00 a.m.

Early morning scenery  in the Chianti region, Tuscany

Early morning scenery in the Chianti region, Tuscany

 

8. Longing the Arno River in Florence

Walking from Michelangelo Square to the Ponte Vecchio and along the Arno river is a must during your stay in Florence.

view of the Arno river and its buildings in Florence

view of the Arno river and its buildings in Florence

 

9.  Eating antipastis

I admit I ate too many antipastis!

a plate of Tuscan antipastis

a plate of Tuscan antipastis

 

10. Looking at the sacred sites’ stain glass windows

If you love stain glass windows, you will be happy in Tuscany!

Stain glass window of the Cathedral of Siena

Stain glass window of the Cathedral of Siena

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