When in Pisa …

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I have a good excuse for my absence for the past week: I have been eating and drinking my way through Tuscany courtesy of my friend Stefano Maccianti, whose second novel is about to be published in Italy (more on that soon), and whose parents happen to own – yes, you guessed it – a Tuscan villa. So when the opportunity arose to stay in said country house for a few days, and to take a wine tour of the region with a local … well, it would have been rude not to, wouldn’t it?

First stop was Pisa Airport, just 20 minutes’ drive from the famous leaning Tower, above. I joined almost every other tourist there by posing for this trompe l’Å“il. More posts and photos to follow. Although with another side trip on Monday afternoon – this time to Bilbao, in Basque country in the far north of Spain – I’m not sure when I’ll find the time …

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