It took us 22 hours of flying, bus catching, train missing and taxi sharing to make it to our villa for Naomi’s sister’s wedding. After a taxi ride from Siena, which some amazingly generous Australians donated to when we couldn’t make the fare, we arrived at half three in the morning, clambered over the spiked fence and tiptoed around in the dark until we found a bed and collapsed on it, hoping that we were in the right place and weren’t going to be woken by an angry Italian. Thankfully we had found the right villa, and weren’t arrested for breaking and entering.
What followed was a beautiful week in an amazing villa overlooking the Tuscan countryside; swimming, playing (and losing at) tennis, and chilling on the veranda.
The wedding day was welcomed with perfect weather, and filled with great food, dancing and posing for photos. The night ended with a game of never-have-I-ever, where we learnt a bit too much about several family members, and lots of chocolate wedding cake and Disaronno.
After our week in Italy we headed to Granada for a 12 day permaculture design course, mentally preparing ourselves for camping and digging in 40 degrees heat after our relaxing holiday. Thankfully it was more amazing than we imagined – you can read about it here.