San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

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I took the train to Poggibonsi from Florence early morning. At Poggibonsi, a bus could have taken me to the renowned San Gimignano, but I chose to hike there to better explore the Tuscany countryside. This was a bad idea, as the path to the small village was a large main road with no sidewalk!

Still, I did get to enjoy the beautiful colors of mid-december Tuscany, which were slowly unveiled by the disappearing morning fog.

Tuscany Forest

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Eventually, I took smaller bifurcating paths which took deeper into the breathtaking forest. In particular, I found the spectacular tree on the right, whose outer leaves had adopted the redness of the fall, while inner leaves had remained beautifully green.

Amazing!

Later, I arrived in San Gimignano. This charming small old village on top of a hill was beautifully decorated with lightbulbs for the coming Christmas.

It was mesmerizing!

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But the bouquet final came with the sun set, as the bright red lights were wonderfully coloring on the beautifully lit village…

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