I wanted to share with you my most memorable moments!!

 I was traveling for a whole week in Toscana and  I felt really blessed for having my visual journal with me.

It was almost like a close friend that helped me to reflect on everything that I saw.

It helped me to slow down and not rush from one activity to the next.

This is a visual summary of my vacation…

For each day I have chosen my most memorable moment.

I hope you enjoy it!


Day 1- Florence & the Ponte Vecchio bridge

That is definitely the most beautiful bridge I ever saw with these small houses all over it.

I couldn’t stop looking at it and imagining how it looked in the old days.

This is what I wrote in my Diary

“Such a full day of Renaissance art from the great masters like Botticelli, Caravaggio, Donatello, Michelangelo and many more…but what I really loved is wandering around this small beautiful city and looking at it from different positions. Sitting in small coffee places and working in my journal. In the Duomo tour I learned that Brunelleschi discovered the concept of perspective, and that is how the Renaissance started..so today my prompt was-we all need to have some “perspective” in our lives”


Day 2-Piazella Michelangelo

The view from Piazella Michaelangelo was really breath taking!

I recommend spending there a few hours of drawing the beautiful scenery. 


Day 3- Pisa

A very busy day of traveling between Florence and Sienna through Pisa and San Gimignano..the word that kept coming to my mind was-proportions..
Here I worked with brochures I got in the streets.


Day 4- Siena

Siena is such a beautiful place that I took maybe 200 photos today.. We climbed the Torre del mangia tower and watched over the crazy streets with so many houses build on each other.


Day 5- Tuscany Villages

Today we changed the atmosphere to  small villages..my favorite was Pienza with so many cute places and serene views of green hills and cypress trees. In my house I have 3 of them hanging out in front of my house, so I felt at home.


Day 6- The Tarot Garden

The tarot garden of Niki de saint phases is one of the most beautiful, inspiring and imaginative places I saw!
The artist that created it was inspired by Gaudi’s Parc Guell in Barcelona. She designed and created it in 22 years. Every statue represents one of the tarot of the major arcana ( the 22 steps of the fool’s journey).
As a tarot lover, I had such an amazing time exploring each of them.
The pictures don’t show how amazing this experience was.. it’s a true gem that Niki de Saint Phalle gave us ( She died in 2002 when the garden was completed)
I’m going to try and express it in my journal in the next few days so keep an eye for my next posts about this incredible place!!
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