Breathtaking landscape, gorgeous views of hills and vineyards, the magical Cypress trees, old-style villas, warm and rustic colors all around you, amazing food, and fantastic wine! These are just some of the aspects why people fall in love the first time they visit Tuscany.
At times I felt I was in a painting. The rolling Tuscan hills, geometric vineyards (how DO they manage to create such straight rows?), and masses of olive trees can all be seen in Italy at one glance. Yes, the olive trees actually had olives on them, almost ready to be taken off the trees to be used as olives and olive oil. The owner of the villa we stayed in had 400 olive trees on her property.