Artfully Tasteful Tour of Tuscany- Monteriggioni Picnic and Poggibonsi Market Day

By October 11, 2014Uncategorized
What a great group!  Standing in the shadows of Monteriggioni- Our Picnic Destination

Going to Market has been one of the fun things we have done
this week…repeatedly.  It’s always a
colorful time when the stalls go up and the fresh produce comes out in any
town, but this market is a bit larger than most.  We’ve seen exotic mushrooms and beautiful
vegetables and fruits on our table at mealtime and this day, we saw them in the
market at every turn. 
Today was Poggibonsi, a town with quite a vibrant market
scene.  Our mission was to search out
food for our picnic in the walled medieval town of Monteriggioni.  After gathering our treasures we trekked up
to the picnic site in scenic Monteriggioni and enjoyed our feast. 
After our picnic, we returned to our Tuscan home away from
home, and readied for our evening meal with an art lesson for those who were
interested, optional massages, cooking class, and aperitivos before
dinner.  All in all, a great day!

Zucchini flowers- another example of the beautiful exotic food available here.
Heidi and Gary at the market
On the way to our picnic, we stop at the Market in Poggibonsi, Tuscany.  Vicki Thomas is ready for our scavenger hunt.
The goal is to seek out some good food for lunch in Monteriggioni

Jack and Vicki Thomas find some yummy things to contribute to our picnic feast
Becky and Dianne rest on one of the tiny trucks at the market
What a feast!

Vicki’s smile tells you just how good it was
Jack and Jim are enjoying the good food and wine.

An adorable shop in Monteriggioni

Michael opts for wine instead of gelato

Ken and Joan Chartier

Just one more bite of gelato for Jim and Ginny Ward

Ken gets “Happy” feet when the music is playing our theme song!

Paul and Rebecca Zdybel explore the back alleys together

Dianne Morrell and her granddaughter Morgan are making memories on this trip.

Heidi Vukov strikes a pose in Monteriggioni, Tuscany

Ken Chartier relaxes in the square at Monteriggioni

Gary is gauging whether or not there is room for one more gelato?

What a great group!  Standing in the shadows of Monteriggioni- Our Picnic Destination

Next year’s trip is scheduled for the first week of October 2015.  Contact me if you’re interested in being part of what is sure to be another great time. =)

Rebecca Zdybel
Artist, Instructor, Art-Travel Instructor
Art Lessons in all media
Myrtle Beach, SC
rebecca@artmyrtlebeach.com

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