Das Bunte Leben

Trip to Tuscany

Wide view over Tuscany. Photo by Johanna Ringe ©2024 www.johannaringe.com

Now that I am back home from our trip to Tuscany, I just want to share some Impressions with you:

Tuscany : view through arrow slit in San Gimignano (photo ©Johanna Ringe 2024) www.johannaringe.com

Tuscany: An etruscan sarcophagus in Volterra photo ©Johanna Ringe 2024 www.johannaringe.com

This View through an arrow slit in the old walls of San Gimignano stands for the little bit you may glimpse of such a rich region of our planet in such a short time…












The hundreds of etruscan sarcophagi in the museum in Volterra were impressive in sheer numbers and at the same time very varied and individually decorated.  Tuscany: Self portrait of Giacomo Balla 1928 (photo ©Johanna Ringe 2024) www.johannaringe.com
I love a Melusine!








Giacomo Balla painted his self portrait in 1928 and called it „Autocaffè“.
Wouldn`t you love to have a coffee with this witty man?
I really enjoyed walking through the many many self portraits in the Uffizi – what a wonderful idea of hanging these pictures! (And how our feet hurt after hours and hours in one of the most important museums in the world…)


The Coffee shop in the Uffizi has a wonderful sight over Florence.

Tuscany: View over Florence from the Uffizi Cafe photo ©Johanna Ringe 2024 www.johannaringe.com

The Duomo in Siena thrones majestically in the middle of that well preserved town from the middle ages.
(On top of a hill, obviously, like every single settlement in Tuscany.)

Tuscany: the Dome in Siena (photo ©Johanna RInge 2024) www.johannaringe.com

Tuscany is well worth any trip, just be sure to bring comfortable sturdy shoes and prepare for some serious stairclimbing in between all the art and history! Oh, and the food… don’t get me started!

Heartfelt, wherever you may be,

Unterschrift Johanna (c) Johanna Ringe 2014 ff. www.dein-buntes-leben.de