Tuscan Hilltowns Road Trip

Let's go!

Friday morning we tossed the last few items into the car—sweaters, sunglasses, maps and cameras. Three doors closed one after the other and we were off on a road trip to the Tuscan hilltowns of Cortona, Montepulciano and Pienza. Our dear friend Scott’s visit inspired this tour—drawn to the allure of the ancient Tuscan countryside. Rolling down the white road from the house, we began our journey with rocks crunching under the tires. The adventure had begun!

Rolling down the white road

A road trip beckons us with the unknown, the promise of surprise, spontaneity, or perhaps just the love of making another memory with friends. When Scott is with us we are filled with anticipation as he always brings magic to the mix and incomparable conversation. We captured our experience on film as we wound our way through the rolling hills and sumptuous springtime valleys. This “Scott-umentary,” as we call it, is our next foray into the ever fresh and engaging “Italian Moments” that have become an integral part of the writing of our new book “Under the Tuscan Thumb.” We can hardly wait!

Today, Sunday, we put the final touches on the video. As we watched it together with Scott, we found ourselves smiling, laughing, shaking our heads in disbelief, and tearing up at the comments and imagery rolling across the screen. Visiting the three brick and stone hilltop towns gave us each new perspectives and understandings of what it means to be here in Tuscany—today. Those shared experiences have changed us forever. Keeping our promise to document the everyday happenings along the way, we offer the following video—a candid glimpse into how our day in those timeless rolling hills unfolded.

You may also enjoy visiting our other websites:

“Ordinary Days” – Music from the video “Tuscan Hilltowns Road Trip”

The Journey – The Ride of a Lifetime

Uncommon Promise Video Channel

Uncommon Promise Story, Music and Art

The UP Side Lowdown by Cheryl

New Music – Virtual CD

In Touch In Tuscany


About cheryl & emerson

The Ride of a Lifetime! After sixteen years of trying to live in Italy as "true Italians," we set out to write a book about our experiences. As it turns out, we ended up doing a lot more than just writing a book because we decided that to capture the essence, we really needed music, poetry, drawings, videos and more. So, that's exactly what we did. You can find our complete body of work at www.uncommonpromise.wordpress.com. We hope you can visit us from time to time—let us know what your personal adventure looks like. Perhaps we can all glean some inspiration to go out and write a new chapter in our own stories! Wishing you the best, Cheryl and Emerson
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4 Responses to Tuscan Hilltowns Road Trip

  1. Marti says:

    Beautiful – I almost felt like I was there with you, walking through the streets, sitting on the lawn, enjoying the conversation, coffee, wine, laughter and smiles. Thank you for sharing this with all of the us.

  2. Garo says:

    Scotty was definitely BEAMED UP! Wonderful to see his special day unfold in so many familiar scenes.

  3. yuri says:

    “reality” is lived experience!
    Your friend Scotty’s joyfulness is infectious, I LOVE HIM and want to go back to italy with him!

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