Once my wife Yasuko and I had moved back to Italy and had settled down, we invited to our place for a few days our good friends Lori and Tony, with their kids. Before coming to our place, they spent a few days in Venice and Florence, which they loved. But I really wanted to find the perfect place to surprise them with a perfect weekend in Tuscany, to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

After some research I found a beautiful agriturismo in the hills near S.Quirico d'Orcia, south of the city of Siena. The bed and breakfast is run by a gentleman and his family, who lived there all their lives, and it is located in the best spot to enjoy the view of Chapel Vitaleta and the surrounding hills. It really sounded like an awesome place to stay, but, just to be extra-sure that this was going to be the perfect place to celebrate Lori's and Tony's wedding anniversary, I decided to visit the area first with my friend Jeff, taking the opportunity to spend a couple of days with him taking pictures of the serene and timeless beauty of a land known worldwide for the beauty of its colour.