Have you ever watched a movie and spent as much time admiring the scenery as enjoying the plot?
The other night I mentioned I watched Letters to Juliet. It's a sweet movie about an aspiring magazine writer on a trip to Verona where she discovers the fabled house of Juliet--including a wall which bears the letters of lovesick women seeking the advice of Juliet.
Much of the movie takes place on the Tuscan countryside where the main character finds herself on an adventure to find the true love of a woman who wrote Juliet a letter 50 years earlier.
I loved the movie not only for the sweet storyline, but the amazing views of Verona and Tuscany. While E and I didn't have a chance to see Verona on our honeymoon, we spent several days touring the towns of Tuscany and admiring beautiful views, such as this one:
The film even included a scene in Siena's city square:
This view does incredible things to the romantic in anyone
*all photos taken by me on our honeymoon, June '09
Next girls night, pull out this movie and a bottle of chianti--you won't regret it!
(and if it leaves you craving more, Under the Tuscan Sun is another movie that wins in romantic Italian scenery)