How beautiful it looked, the bricks golden and russet in the warm light of mid-morning, .
There were hugs all around and then we tucked into delicious cold sausages from our Tuscan-style BBQ the night before, and a plate of fresh peaches and warm figs picked from the yard.
It was so nice just being together, everyone in comfy summer clothes seated on couch, creaky wooden chairs, and the cool tile floor, visiting happily and discussing wedding details as we noshed.
After breakfast the others had some work to finish up, so I went off for a ramble around the property.
The countryside may have been baked brown by the intense August sun, but it was still beautiful, the sky a stunning blue.
The pool looked so inviting, especially the next day when temperatures soared and we all eagerly plunged into the icy water.
I loved this shady arbor next to the pool, perfect for snoozing and reading and catching up with friends and family.
I wandered further and found this solitary bench with splendid views of hillsides to the front and gorgeous Montepulciano to the left.
At last everyone’s projects were completed and we headed out the gates for an afternoon exploring the wonderful city of Sienna.
What is your favorite summer breakfast?
(For more information about San Gallo Agritourismo, visit their website here.)