Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
Mom and Dad have arrived! Shockingly, they were 3 hours late, but their plane left late, baggage took forever and then they had to pick up the car, but impressively, they did not get lost. They had my Garmin, but an impressive feat nonetheless – especially since they didn't have sound. My mom like many great moms is the least computer …
Breakfast at the Hotel dei Capitani was the usual -- bread, yogurt, fresh melon, ham. We miss eggs ... fried and scrambled eggs. It's a little thing but we talk about it every morning. After breakfast and checking out we took a stroll up the back way to the fortress. And by up, I mean up. These hilly towns are built on some seriously steep slopes. …
On to Montepulciano -- yet another walled medieval city and driving into them is such a challenge. We stopped at the first wine/cheese/olive oil tasting place we found, Cantina Medici, to get our bearings and reward ourselves for arriving. We picked the right place, too. There were a dozen bottles open for free tasting the vast majority of which …
Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... tiny peas) and tomato
Meatloaf (beef) and fried potatoes
Insalata with fennel, cos lettuce, olive oil and citrus (?grapefruit)
Two torte - one with cream and pastry, the other a cream cake
We toasted the birthday boy "Chin chin" with Proscetto and drank red wine with our meal. Some had a Venezuelan rum (neat) to finish off with. It was a very pleasant evening and the family made me feel very welcome. Grazie mille.