Summer has never been my favorite vacation time. Why going somewhere else, when it’s so nice, warm and sunny at home?! I have always been happy to wait until everyone comes back from vacation and the weather starts showing first signs of autumn. Then it’s always been THE time to go away and extend my personal summer as much as possible! This year would’ve not been different, if not for Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s biggest opera singers.
We’ve been talking about attending a concert of him for a while and after some research realized that the easiest way to do this, would be to buy tickets for his annual performance in Teatro del Silenzio next to his home village of Lajatico in the heart of Tuscany. The concert takes place every summer in July with no exceptions. As flying to Italy for just one concert didn’t make much sense, there we were – going for our first real joint summer holidays!
It was not our first time to Tuscany, but for the first time we had a chance to explore it in more detail. This region of Italy is incredibly reach and even though we realize one can spend years discovering every little corner of it, those were our main highlights.
LIVING IN A TRADITIONAL TUSCAN VILLA
SAMPLING DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD
VISITING HISTORICAL RIVALS – FLORENCE…
WANDERING THROUGH MEDIEVAL LUCCA…
WINE TASTING AROUND SAN GIMINIANO
SOAKING IN ITALIAN ATMOSPHERE
ADMIRING SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE
AND OF COURSE, ATTENDING ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT IN THE MOST SPECTACULAR SETTING EVER!
Last but not the least, we had 7 days of perfect, real summer weather – just how I remember it from childhood, when spending summer school holidays in Crimea with my grandparents. My regular summer holidays stopped when I was 15 and together with them left the perfect summer. Since our trip to Tuscany a couple of weeks ago I know where it was hiding all these years and I am definitely going to visit it again next year
Do you normally go on vacation in summer? How do your perfect summer holidays look like?