Arched, covered walkways line the market square in Greve in Chianti.
Montalcino has a few, select shops with sweet displays of goods.
The lively colors and displays of the shops, such as these in San Gimignana are like offering candies to a shopper to lure visitors in.
Flowers spill out of florist shops in Pienza, demanding to be noticed..
Whether displayed in shops, adorning homes, or as works in progress at a ceramics maker, the textures and colors of Tuscan pottery appeal to the senses.
What a treat to tour and photograph the workshop at Ceramiche Rampini! With just a few dedicated artists, the amount of lovely and detailed pottery is amazing.
The vineyards, with new and older plantings, color the Tuscany landscapes in autumn in greens, rusts, golds and reds.
Il Palagio di Panzano is a smaller vineyard producing fragrant wines laced with family pride.
Even with my second tour of the Banfi vineyard, I was struck by the size of the operation and the gracious hosting by our executive tour leader.
On the extreme right, one of our delightful tour leaders, Terry, takes a short break
The large tasting and sales room at the Banfi vineyard is handsome with polished wood.
The travel-worn menu from our lovely lunch at Banfi -- the writing describes our palate teaser of Bean Soup with Sunflower Seeds
On the extensive Banfi estate vineyards, an ancient olive grove fascinates with the dancing forms of the trees.
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