Hotel dei Capitani
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A beautiful hotel in the heart of Montalcino accessible to all the tourist attractions.
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After a satisfying breakfast, we commenced our walk no later than 8.30am.
Leaving Bagno Vignoni we descend to the Orcia river and follow old dirt tracks shaded by a woody tree area. We climbed to a ridge dominated by a castle Ripa d'Orcia (15th Century), before descending. Unfortunately we were told not to visit this castle as it was not …
We leave Bagno Vignoni and head towards Sant'Antimo and are shuttled to Montalcino
A hard but enjoyable day following dry riverbeds through a fairly wild environment brings us to St Antimo, an isolated abbey situated in a pastoral landscape.
The architecture dates from the early 12th century and shows French and Lombard influences.
One of the highlights of the trip so far was our morning ballooning with Chris and Claire from "Ballooning in Tuscany". We had an early start (5am) to be down at the launch field for 5.40am and then we took off at about 6.30-6.45am on a beautifully sunny morning with fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside - the pictures hopefully do it more justice than any description I can ...
... town of Montepulciano. As we walk through the town he is pointing out the historical sites, as well as ducking into a wine shop to say hi to his friend and show us the very old cave they have used for centuries, then to a coppersmith (the last one is the region), and finally to a mosaic title maker's shop. It is a whirlwind tour but well worth it. After that we are back to to the hotel to prepare for dinner and tomorrow's departure for Radda.
... banners which carried the image of a snail. We were in the neighborhood of the snails! As we passed deeper towards the town center we passed through the neighborhoods of the turtles and the whales. Each contrata sponsors a horse and jockey to compete in the race. When we entered the main square of town we could walk on the dirt track set up for the race next weekend.
We lunched at a quiet restaurant called La Taverna di ...