Back Road Adventure in Tuscany
Everything's bigger in....Tuscany??
Now as y'all know, it's a certainty that Texas owns all braggin' rights to "bigger & better". After all, our founding renegades didn't design that flag with One. Big. Star. for no good reason. However, after today's impromptu back road adventure, I think a small portion of Tuscany is vying for a little recognition in the size department.
Monte Oliveta Maggiore
So we're all in agreement that Tuscany is drop-dead gorgeous...a land that entices and entangles all who dare to set foot within her seductive boundaries. But what they forgot to tell you is that Tuscany is more like Sybil from that cheesy 70's movie than she is the coy Mona Lisa. This portion of central Italy is divided into 12 regions, which are then subdivided into unique territories, each pushing and pulling and parading with utter decadence of delights to convince you it is, indeed, the best.
Except, in my opinion, the Crete Sinese -- that land south of Siena whose name is derived from the aged, sun baked clay that sustains and supports the voluptuous rolling hills and sparse forests resting here.