Tuscan Tranquility

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’


The Villa

For one week last month my husband and I, and five other couples from our neighbourhood, took a trip of a life time/checked a box on our bucket list …

we rented a villa in Tuscany.

From the moment everyone was on board it took about a year of planning, including locating a suitable villa that met ALL of our specifications.

None of us had done anything like this before so there was a bit of flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-type planning, but in the end we got exactly what we wanted …

Tuscan tranquility.

The beautiful infinity pool played a major part in the vacation equation.

When the early June temps rose to 35C we enjoyed nothing more than a dip in the pool after a long day of sightseeing.

It was pure heaven … in pure heaven.


The Pool

Oh … the view!!!

We bought a ball at the local market and played with it in the water, and then left it there for the next group coming in.



Cooling off after a long day sightseeing. Bellissimo!


Back of Villa

Our room on the second floor overlooked the pool.



Oh, glorious sunset!



Now, after looking at these images, I just want to go back.

This was probably one of the loveliest experiences of my life so far.


More on our Tuscan adventure in later posts …


Dorothy 🙂


©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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15 thoughts on “Tuscan Tranquility

  1. Oh Dorothy, your photos had chills running up my spine! This is something we’ve talked about doing too. I can imagine it was a highlight of your life. Lovely, thank you.

  2. Hey Dorothy – thanks so much for the shout-out! Your vacation looks incredible. Last year my husband and I tried with 3 other couples to do the exact same thing and couldn’t pull it off 😦 Would love to know how you found the villa!

  3. Great choice, beautiful location and wonderful photos. You must be very happy not only tick the bucket list also bring a bucket full of beautiful memories home.

    • Absolutely! It was a most amazing trip. And I wouldn’t mind revisiting that particular item on my bucket list so I can experience all the places and activities we missed … Oh … and more gelato … 😉

    • You’re most welcome. It was an incredible place. It delivered beyond our wildest dreams. Everything we wanted from the experience and more. Thanks again for stopping by … Dorothy 🙂

  4. Dorothy, yes indeed a lifetime experience that was beyond anything I think any of us could have dreamed! That pool was an oasis in which we relaxed in it’s tranquility, enjoying serene views the depth of which I shall never forget. We played in that pool laughing together amongst friends. It makes me smile now just remembering
    our tuscan villa, our little piece of heaven
    shared for just one glorious week in June in 2014.
    Thank you Dorothy for sharing your thoughts and your amazing photos.

    • Thanks, Karen. It was wonderful. I look at the images and can hardly believe it’s been almost six weeks since we all returned home. Such wonderful memories we’ll share forever. 🙂

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