One of the joys of road tripping in Italy’s countryside for us is listening to the local radio. While we try to catch some Italian tunes that match the mood, we often find catchy American songs that we either never get at our local stations for some reason, or they sound a little different (ie explicit to us). It started years ago when we discovered that Bruno Mars actually wanted to be a Billionaire “So fuckin bad”. Who knew?
And so during each trip there’s a point where a particular song emerges as the theme song of the trip. Unlike the previous clear winner (LP – Lost on You) in Sicily, this one required some growing. But by the time we got to our last leg in Umbria, we were all going “Gotta blame it on the Goose (the Grey kind), Gotta blame it on my juice, baby”, until we almost ran into a ditch when I (driver) got carried away a little.
Driving the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany can be dangerous. Its shockingly beautiful. The colors change seasonally, but the gentle rolling hills are fixed and unlike anywhere else in the world. Driving between Pienza and San Quirico especially feels like a National Park, Cypress-Land if you will. Baby Fiats stopping in the middle of the road, wedding shoots, drones flying everywhere. For the landscape freaks, there’s plenty of “Juice”. Pictures below taken with iphone, shaking hands, and deteriorating eyesight. Heck, you can see the difference from 6 years ago. I just dont feel like carrying the big boy camera with me anymore. Click on any of the pictures to enlarge