It happened to rain on the day I visited San Gimignano in Tuscany. Since this is always a possibility on a trip, I came to Italy prepared for any kind of weather. So I wore a poncho and carried an umbrella. Since it wasn’t windy, the umbrella didn’t blow inside out! When I wanted to take a picture I stood under an awning or near a building entrance. I thought the town looked pretty in the rain and I accepted it as something that happens when you travel.
But a few hours later the rain started to let up. The clouds thinned out and there was a hint of blue sky, and later the sun appeared. After that I enjoyed the rest of the day even more because I was happy that the weather had improved so much. And the drops of water on the ground made everything sparkle. So on that day I was able to see the contrast of rain and sun. And San Gimignano was beautiful either way.
You can see sun and shade later in the day: