Castello di Velona
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... are also done if the beautiful hand painted and written books on display in glass cabinets dating from the fifteenth century.
Next we went to the museum, inside were some wonderful paintings, the highlight was the wooden panels that made up a screen for the cathedrals alter depicting the Passion if Christ. From this museum we climbed the 80 or so steps to the viewing gallery, there were great views across the rooftops.
... all the dogs here are well looked after, we haven't seen any strays wandering about. We have also noticed a lot of women in Italy wear real fur coats, it's something we don't see any more in the UK. I have to admit that they do look very classy, but I would never wear one. When we started the engine to charge the batteries up we noticed a smell of diesel, Les thinks it might be the fuel pump again, if you remember ...
... into the buildings there are courtyards, some have wells in them and others are decorative, on many street corners there are plaques with dedications carved into marble or religious paintings covered over with glass The large square of Plazza de Campo has been the civic and social centre for 600 years, at the top is the Happy Fountain, it then slopes down to the 14th century Town Hall with a 102 meter high bell tower, next door is another grand ...
... Montalcino is home to the world famous Brunello. So of course we must stick to our "local consumption" plan. The town is filled with wine bars & tasting rooms and there are surprisingly few visitors about. While staying in Monalcino, we get in the car to discover the surrounding area. We stop in at Castiglioni d'orcia, with its impressive tower built on a limestone promontory offering 360 degree views across the countryside. The tower dates from the 12th century ...
... can hear the song, he is ecstatic. It turns out that the man in the apron is the owner and he is so happy that someone knows the song he has been humming, that he gives Kat a glass of house Rosso Montalcino. While Lynda and I are watching this spectacle, we are getting more and more hungry until they bring out three plates of crostina. Some of the crusted bread is covered with chicken liver pate, while others have ...