Colle Sereno

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity


Colle Sereno

On a serene hill near Iano in Tuscany sits a beautiful villa with views for miles around.


Colle Sereno II

In the early morning gentle mists shroud the valleys as light bursts upon the hills.


Colle Sereno III

And in the evening, the sun descends beyond a serene Tuscan silhouette bringing the day to rest.

It’s been six months since our stay at beautiful Colle Sereno.

I could use a little serenity … now. 😉

Thanks for visiting …



©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

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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