Tuscany, Italy

Our farmhouse in Tuscany was on the edge of a tiny village. There were only about 10 houses clustered together, with pigs roaming the streets and deer in the forest. We visited the famous medieval town of San Gimignano and climbed 14th Century towers, we drove past the rolling Tuscan hills full of Chianti grapes, swam in hot springs and visited an old abbey without a roof. The girls climbed countless trees, played with baby pigs on our pig farm and enjoyed rural life. It was cold at night and we spent hours collecting sticks for the fire and trying to keep warm.

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