Slice of Heaven — Part 2

As mentioned in Slice of Heaven — Part 1, we were able to get out and explore one of the small Tuscan towns that was very close to Ponzano. San Gimignano is a delightful little destination that can be easily covered by foot in just a couple hours. Before we left, Sonny, our host at Ponzano, told us that we must visit a certain gelato shop. “The owner,” he said, “looks like Einstein and makes the best gelato around from his tiny little shop.” Naturally, we took Sonny’s advice and between the two of us, tasted six different flavours including: Vanilla (of course), cinnamon, caramel, coconut, blackberry-lavender, and orange cream! While in the town, we also witnessed a bride and groom emerging from a church as newlyweds– perfectly timed as all the bells in the town began to ring. We also had lunch, did a little shopping, and let Quinn get out of his trusty stroller so he too could stretch his legs and work off some of that gelato!

Here are some parting shots as we were leaving Sunday morning. We were lucky to get Sonny and Alba to sit down for a second so that we could get their picture. Well, Sonny sat and Alba just posed!

If it’s not obvious, Scott and I would highly, HIGHLY recommend Torre di Ponzano to anyone who is planning on spending time in Tuscany!


  1. greyisbeautiful says:

    I love all the pictures of the food! all look delicious minus the pig with bread in his mouth…. I was also going to ask you if you guys had plans to return Ponzano, that’s so cool that you guys went back! Full circle now with Quinn :) How long a drive is from where you guys live? Love all the pics keep them coming ;)

    • It’s about a 3 1/2 hour drive, not too bad. I think we may even try to go one or two more times, we just love it there so much! BTW, forgot to tell you that Sonny and Alba asked about you guys and said to say hello!

  2. I’m really enjoying you posts! Your photos are amazing and it sounds like you guys are taking alot in despite Scott’s hectic school schedule…that’s great! Little Quinn is looking much bigger in these shots…such a cutie:) I look forward to seeing more!!!

  3. Loved all your pictures! I want to go to Ponzano–soon! I’m ready! So sorry to have not connected with you today. Hope you are all surviving. How were the tests, Scott? I love the blog and so does my Alexander Technique teacher! She reads all of them! Love to you all,

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