... and then joined the crowds and the queues in and around the mesmerisingly striped cathedral, the Duomo, which still exudes a kind of modernness that we recognised when we last visited it as students in the 1980s.
We travelled around rural Tuscany in our hire car, finding rivers to swim in, village bars in which to rehydrate and shelter from the sun, and quiet, out-of-the-way restaurants. Most people, it became apparent, had headed to the coast.
We were well back before the news came of the earthquake in central Italy, for which the death toll continues to rise. We send our thoughts and best wishes to those who have been affected by it.
There are more Tuscan drawings on my blog, found here.