The Bees of San Giusto

We’re staying in an Abbey in Italy for a few days as we tour around Tuscania. It’s the Abbazia San Giusto. Here’s what their website has to say:

“Few ever have the chance to sleep in a medieval tower – but at San Giusto you can do just that! The view from the terrace on top of the tower is magnificent, the…”

We don’t have the chance to see the view from the top of the Medieval tower because we’re staying in the servant’s quarters which are less than half the price. At least we can see the view from the bottom of the Medieval tower in the cloister.

Bees - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


There’s a fountain in the cloister which is busy with bees:

Bees - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


They seem to be incredibly thirsty.


There’s a stream of bees to the edge of the fountain:

Bees - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)
Bees - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


I’m fascinated by their reflections and by the sparkling water:


This one seems to want to keep its feet dry:


So do I.

Bees - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


It’s a beautiful place.

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