WPC: This is Earth calling

I’m going to green you up now.

When I started to collect ideas for my Italian trip list (it’s a piece of art, with times required to reach destinations and different colours indicating directions), I found a photographer on Facebook who posted beautiful images marked “Crete Senesi”. Google Maps didn’t recognise it as a place name. Then Martina from City Break told me where it was, between Asciano and Buonconvento south of Siena.

After strolling around Siena for most of the day, I set my phone’s satellite to Site Transitoire, which is apparently a man-made, artistic arch on a hill thereabouts. The phone was tired from the long day, refused to charge and died about 20 minutes before we reached it. No arches or indications were in sight. It was not even shown on an old-school map of Tuscany which I have in the car just in case. So no go. If you wish to see it before I do – and I will – here it is.

But saying that the drive was in vain would be seriously silly. Just look at all that. And we haven’t even reached Asciano yet so this is not strictly Crete Senesi. Always leave something for the next time, they say. Even though I doubt that it looks like this all year around.

Clicking on the first photo will beam you up.

Photo: © signature mmm

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Earth

23 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the line of those spiky trees way off in the distance. Wonderful photos. !!!

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! It’s a magical place.


      1. You have a real knack for finding these perfect spot and then taking such marvelous photos of them to share.

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      2. Oh, Claudia, thank you, very kind, but it seems in Italy there are more perfect spots per square mile than anywhere else. 🙂

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      3. That seems very true. Although you have also taught me this about Slovenia.

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      4. 🙂 I’m glad I did. Slovenia is beautiful as well.

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  2. Vanessa says:

    Wow! Those hills are beautiful.

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    1. Oh, yes, Vanessa, truly so. I’ve seen photos from other seasons but right now they seem the most vibrant. Thank you!

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  3. joey says:

    Lovely hilly stuff! The one you indicated for Desktop Screen Saver — I believe yes. 🙂

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    1. Hehe, Joey, they were on to something with that… green and blue are good for the soul. And thanks!

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  4. I love the trees lining the road, so quintessentially Italian.


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    1. Thank you, Janet. True, they spell Tuscany.


  5. awtytravels says:

    Ah, how beautiful!!! I’d like to ride the train through that area, have you tried it?

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    1. Thank you, AWTY. (I know you have a nice Italian name but we haven’t been properly introduced.) 😉 No, I haven’t, I was there for the first time but will return. I hear that there is an old steam train passing thereabouts but haven’t studied the schedule and prices yet.

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      1. awtytravels says:

        Fabrizio, me vese! 🙂 Steam train? Oh, I’ve gotta take my dad on that, he’ll rave nonstop at when he was a wee lad and the Novara train still was steam and blah blah blah…

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      2. “Me vese” – did you prematurely finish Slovenian “pleased to meet you”? It’s “Me veseli”. 🙂 Or it might be something Italian… 😮 In any case, pleased to meet you indeed, Fabrizio. And I’d say definitely take your father. Amore just fished out a price 35 EUR for person. There is a diesel and a steam train. It’s a round trip from Siena. Destinations not clear, might be Val d’Orcia, a bit more to the south. Have a look yourself: http://www.ferrovieturistiche.it/it/fvo/

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      3. awtytravels says:

        Argh, damn Google translate 😦 Thanks for the find, Manja!

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  6. Maggie C says:

    Now that’s green! I could look at that all day!

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    1. Oh, yes, Maggie, me too. And I think it’s just a short time that it’s this green. Soon browns start to come in.

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  7. Martina says:

    Thanks for mentioning me in your post 🙂 Wonderful photos! I’m so glad you liked this place! Can’t wait to read about your next trip 🙂

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    1. Yeah! You’re welcome, Martina, I’m glad you saw it. Oh yes, trips coming up with the next visitors. Thank you for the follow!


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