An Early-Morning Walk Through Malmantile, Italy

Malmantile, Italy is a small village in the Tuscany region, about an hour or so away from Florence. I was lucky enough to visit the area after college graduation, and recently it’s been on my mind. Washington’s climate is very similar to Italy, being of similar latitude, and when it rains in the summertime and birds chirp throughout the day, as if it was a hazy, beautiful, perpetual morning, I feel like I’ve been transported back to the place that I consider to be one of the most beautiful on Earth.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Accessible by a long and winding bus ride, in addition to a train journey, Malmantile was sleepy, tiny and authentic Tuscany. Encompassed by olive groves, vineyards and fields of red poppies, this city was special indeed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It had one of almost everything you’d need; a cheese shop, a place for local meats, cafes, a bakery, and what made the city really special was the castle right in the center of the village!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tiny but incredibly well cared for and sculpted gardens lined the roadway and you could tell these families had been living in the village and growing their gardens for years. This artichoke was poking its head up; almost ready for harvest.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It was early in the morning and the clouds were still hanging heavy and full. The air was wet, yet crisp.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This was one of my favorite places on Earth. Where’s an amazing place you’ve visited?

Photos: Elizabeth Adan

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her site is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “An Early-Morning Walk Through Malmantile, Italy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s