A Tuscan Sunset

4 Sep

Il Rifugio, (The Refuge), is a private Tuscan villa for rent by the owners. It is a lovingly restored seventeenth-century stone farmhouse that sits on a Tuscan hillside in the village of Montanare, community of Cortona.

Accepting an invitation to dinner from friends staying at Il Rifugio was easy. We knew the group would be fun, the conversations lively, and the food and wine, well, as we’ve come to expect in Italy, delicious.

What we didn’t anticipate, however, were the breathtaking views. Suffice it to say, one can easily understand the advice from their website: “Slow down, review your dreams, and rethink your life…” 

Just  yesterday, a friend was saying how relaxed and unstressed he is here. I believe it is a common sentiment for many of us fortunate enough to be part of this.

And if you can’t be in Tuscany…

when you have a moment to relax, fill your favorite glass, click on the photos to enlarge, and enjoy a view that only nature can paint.







8 Responses to “A Tuscan Sunset”

  1. Jean September 4, 2016 at 11:57 AM #

    Glorious sunset! In the little cottage we stay on the side of the hill we are awakened by glorious sunrises.
    Of course that only works if we haven’t over indulged in food and wine the night before. 🙂
    You sure are making us look forward to being there this year.

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    • blogginginitaly September 4, 2016 at 1:12 PM #

      As you know, the good news about sunsets is that they usually occur before dinner (vino) begins!


  2. Royce Larsen September 5, 2016 at 1:14 AM #

    Those sunsets were spectacular
    It would be worth waiting all day in Cortona for the closure
    Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  3. stellalucentellc September 8, 2016 at 2:24 AM #

    I agree with Royce – spectacular! Something to add to my bucket list…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Faith K September 15, 2016 at 8:32 AM #

    Amazing! I had the privilege of traveling to the tiny town of Scalea for a week during my travels in 2013. An absolutely stunning place to travel to in the Fall season. Wonderful photos! Enjoy the journey!


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