During the past two days, the Visitation Choir Tour Group has traveled from Umbria to Tuscany and has explored the Tuscan towns of Montelpuciano, Radda, Volpaia, and Volterra, as well as San Gimignano, our base for our three nights in Tuscany. The beautiful hotel in San Gimignano is situated a short walk outside of the city walls with a view of many miles of vineyards, olive groves, and Tuscan hills. The Terrace outside the hotel that overlooks the pool and gardens has provided the base for the group predinner activities each of the last two evenings before a short walk into town for dinner and people watching.
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day for a tour of Chianti, but today looks like it will be overcast as we head into Florence to sing the main 10:30 am Sunday Mass at Santa Maria Novella, one of the main churches in Florence. From there sightseeing in the museums and other churches of Florence before returning to San Gimignano tonight. Keith has uploaded new pictures through Friday - click on the link at the right. We will try to upload videos and more pictures soon.