Serenity – My Idea of Heaven

I think the closest I’ve been to Serenity, is when my Philosophy Class and I visited Tuscany a few years ago. I’ll never forget the Independence House we lived in, in the hills near Lucca. It has to be one of the most peaceful, serene and beautiful experiences I’ve ever had. The scenery from the hills was stunning, you could ‘hear’ the silence. In the morning we would meditate, then have breakfast. If you were an early bird, you could practice Yoga before the meditation, I didn’t quite make that but it was a lovely start to the day. We visited the ancient mountain village of Volterra, with it’s rustic beauty, San Gimignano an ancient medieval town (which bears a striking resemblance to the streets in the Pinnochio film), and the stunning towns of Lucca, Siena and Florence. As you can imagine, the warm October days spent in stunning cathedrals/museums left us

Serenity - A Glass of Red and this view - Ahh! Chillax :)

Serenity – A Glass of Red and this view – Ahh! Chillax 🙂 

over-awed and in just the right mood for savouring the local pasta’s and delectable wines.

In Lucca we attended a ‘mini’ Puccini concert with a taste of his most famous opera’s. It was truly amazing ❤

The days we spent in the Independence House and substantial gardens were magical.Every day at mid-day the Cathedral bell would ring. A single peal at intervals for a couple of minutes reverberated through the town and surrounding hills. I remember sitting in the garden, looking out over rolling hills and cypress trees and thinking; if ever I imagined what heaven would be like – this must be pretty close to it. Ah Serenity at it’s best!

Oh and the Ice-Cream was amazing too! 🙂


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. noplainjanie
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 02:46:10

    I loved Tuscany

    Liked by 1 person


    • allychat
      Jan 20, 2015 @ 02:49:16

      One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to – I think I could live there…O’ Sole Miaow (been told I sound like a cat’s choir when I sing, lol) 🙂



  2. Faraday's Candle
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 12:45:52

    This sounds heavenly! It sounds like such a beautiful place!



  3. Elle Knowles
    Jan 21, 2015 @ 03:38:15

    Ally, your description makes me want to visit! ~Elle



  4. lightwalker1
    Jan 25, 2015 @ 05:11:23

    Hello Allychat:
    I enjoy your blog and your unique perspective so much I nominated you for The Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award. Good work deserves recognition.
    Please see the details here.
    Happy Blogging. Cheryle



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