Thursday, June 16, 2011
If you haven't figured it out by now, our vacation was to Italy.  We got back on Monday evening, and since then I've been sorting through photos, packing, and trying to get my sleep schedule back on track.  I figure instead of telling you about the WHOLE trip at once (what's the fun in that??), I'd split it into different parts.  Today, I'll talk about our villa.

We spent the majority of our time in Tuscany.  We stayed in a villa in the agricultural area near a small town called Cetona, and took day trips from there to other towns and areas in Tuscany.  Renting a villa for a week was a way better option than staying in a hotel for a week.  It made out schedule much more flexible, and our time at home was fun and awesome and not boring like at a hotel.

We got to Cetona on Saturday about midday.  When we arrived, there were homemade bottles of wine and olive oil, and a freshly baked fruit tart.  Tell me that's not the sign of a great vacation to come...

Our cute little villa was a one story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 swimming pool stone building nestled amidst the olive groves, grape vines, and Cyprus trees.  It also had rosemary bushes, lavender, and artichoke plants. 

It was awesome.  Let me show you some pictures and they will speak for themselves... except where I put captions...
View from out patio on arrival day.

Looking down in the direction of the pool.

Kitchen:  Tricky people hid the fridge and dishwasher with wood paneling!

Fruit tart and fresh cherries, anyone?

Sorry it's sideways... took too long to upload on my slow hotel internet, so it's staying!  Rosemary bushes along the side of the house.

View on a sunnier day.  Not bad, huh?

Don't mind me... I'm just a fruit tart hanging out by some flowers on the patio in Tuscany.  Ho hum.

My sister drinking wine and laughing on our patio... with a pretty decent background.

Another view of our view.

Our pool.  I LOVE Cyprus trees. 

Last day before we left :(

View of the villa.  Ignore the drying clothes. 
Well, there you have it, folks.  Our Tuscan villa.  Tomorrow I'll give you more details on castles, villages, food, ancient Romans, or something like that. 



About Me

I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
Human, MD is a glimpse into the world of a young doctor who is just trying to stay true to herself through the grueling whirlwind of residency.


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