The Italians, it would seem, love beauty, and that includes the botanical variety as well as the other, more famous kinds. I couldn't turn my head on my recent trip there and not find something lovely to behold. As you might imagine, my camera and I were tip-toeing, squatting, bending, stretching, holding our collective breath and sighing all the time. I think the most common phrase I uttered was "isn't that beautiful!?".
In this quick view I am sharing the botanical beauty from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano and into Venice. Enjoy!