My lens captured a cross-section of Monticchiello, Tuscany, Italy, in this panoramic mosaic. At its heart, a stone staircase beckoned, ascending to a charming apartment within the medieval village. On either side, inviting pathways wound deeper into the heart of the past, where cobblestone streets and ancient walls whispered tales of centuries gone by. This image embodies the essence of Monticchiello, a place where time seems to stand still, and every corner reveals a fragment of history. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.