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Sunny Breakfast at a Tuscan Villa

After a lovely amble through a Tuscan farm in the early morning light, my family and I headed over to my brother and sis-in-law’s villa at San Gallo for breakfast and a visit.

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.

Italian figs

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.

Tuscan hills


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.)

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Travel Blogger Insight: Rambling Tart | Well Designed Journeys - […] stopping wherever we feel like and taking as long or as short as we like. I like staying in small bed and breakfasts or agriturismos so I can get to know the owners and get firsthand advice on the best walks, places […]

Rajasthan Tours - Wow. amazing the post pictures so beautiful  I really impressed 

Jeanne @ CookSister - Oh, to be able to pick yor own figs from the garden… dreamy dreams!  Oh – and I want that arbor full of recliners too please!  Favourite breakfast has to be roasted figs with honey and Greek yoghurt…

Rosa May - What a dreamlike place. Breakfast must be very enjoyable there!



Krista - I’m so glad, dear Val. 🙂 I hope your dream comes true very soon. 🙂 That is my sis-in-laws favorite dessert here in Amsterdam. I love it!

Krista - It really was, dear Faith! I was so excited about the figs and they were delicious. 🙂

Krista - Mmm, me too, Jenny! I love them fresh, grilled, roasted, you name it! Hooray for summer! I’ll be heading to Oz just in time for it. 🙂

jenny@atasteoftravel - The figs look stunning. I’d eat figs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Summer is just around the corner here- can’t wait!

Faith - I can’t imagine a more perfect day, Krista!  What a lovely villa with stunning views.  And those fresh-picked figs look incredible!

bellini - Still dreaming of Italy. My favourite breakfast has to be whatever fruit is in season, some yogirt and a little granola, drizzled with honey.

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