Report from Tuscany: View from Fiesole, ancient Etruscan hill town near Florence


Just returned from a late-summer Tuscan holiday at our vineyard home in Chianti, Fattoria Lavacchio. This no fuss smart-phone photo captures the incredible beauty and tranquility in that part of the world.  Leonardo da Vinci knew Fiesole and tested his human flight idea there when he attached to himself wings he had made and jumped off a cliff.  Leonardo would still recognize this town 500 years later, especially this view (absent new construction) from the Monastery of San Francesco where construction began in 1399.  I hope you get there some time. You won’t forget it. Jim