21 Jun 2013

Going back to the church where we got married five years ago.

Tuscany through my eyes: Week 29

Now that my project about Tuscany over the seasons is over, I have decided to start a new project: Tuscany through my eyes. Well, more or less… I am planning on publishing one or more photos of Tuscany every week, and not just some beautiful photos, but images that “match” the way I see my beautiful region at that time of the year. I will publish photos that I have taken and photos that I have not taken but I wish I had! 52 posts to show you Tuscany the way I see it and feel it. Here are the other posts in the series.

Week 29 – Five years ago today

Five years ago, today we got married. We had not been back  to “our” church since, so we decided it was time for a little “gita”. We packed Liam and went for a drive to Monte Amiata, which remains one of my favorite places in Southern Tuscany.

We went straight to the church where we got married, the pretty Pieve di Santa Maria ad Lamulas.

Pieve ad Lamulas

Since we got married, some of the big trees have been pruned, so the church seems to stand alone in its square. Still very pretty, even though the large chestnut trees used to add something magic to the place.

Inside, everything is still the same, with the gorgeous wooden statue of the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus.

Pieve ad Lamulas

Of course, on the day of our wedding, Lorella of Fiori e Dintorni had made it truly gorgeous!

Pieve ad Lamulas

But after all, we too looked much better then!

Our wedding

True that now we are in better company!

The ancient Fonte del Diavolino (literally, the little devil’s fountain) has been restored and it is now fully accessible, nice and clean.

Fonte del Diavolino

Fonte del Diavolino

If you are in the area, Pieve ad Lamulas and the nearby towns of Castel del Piano and Arcidosso make for a great day trip, especially if you are staying at our Casina di Rosa! 🙂



  1. What a beautiful church! But the “before” and “after” photos are the most fun. We have a rental villa between Acquapendente and Orvieto, and I often suggest that guests head up to Monte Amiata if it gets too hot in Benano. Thanks for these beautiful photos!

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