Tuscan Village - Chiusure, Province of Siena, Italy

Wandering throughout the countryside of Tuscany is a wonderful experience. The landscape of the region is simply beautiful with rolling hills, cypress trees lining the road, and small Tuscan villages that are often situated on the top of hills. We visited a lot of these villages and each had their own special character and feel to them. One evening we headed to the town of Chiusure for dinner. The sun was setting and bathing the buildings with beautiful golden light. As I walked to the restaurant, I just had to take a few photos that showed the interplay between the light and the shadow on the scene. Chiusure is known for its artichoke festival and we were treated with a wonderful dinner featuring artichokes.