Travel Blogs from Montalcino
... Palmina worked at). It was the oldest winery in Italy which originally invented the famous Chianti wine. We went up to the Castello de Brolio The owners castle where we walked around the grounds and had panoramic views of the valleys below. Then we set off down to the huge winery to taste the wares. After we got home Sue had a little nap before dinner and we had our tucker in one of the local restaurants. The food was delicious but they are not so good at taking and delivering what we ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... facial growth on my arrival in Rome. St Peter had a beard and I still like the idea of having one, too.
I went to 11am Mass at the Duomo this morning. It is as magnificent inside as it is from the outside. I hope the photos I will attach to this blog entry will give you an idea of what I mean. The frescoes and intricate floor tiled images are especially noteworthy. It's at times like this, I am only too painfully aware of my inadequate ...
... not the usual rows which helps in the growing process of the grapes. Notice the picture of individual vines.
After the tour, we had a wonderful lunch in the restaurant where we got to try some of their different wines paired with foods.
After lunch we began driving back to Rome so we could turn in our car at the airport. We then took a local train to Termini, the main train station in Rome. We had to wait several hours ...
... including the Duomo di Montalcino, Cathedral of San Salvatore. This church, last reconstructed in 1832 contains a beautiful statute of Christ in the front of the church lit with natural light through the stain glass windows. We also visit the Madonna del Soccorso which is down the hill from the Cathedral. After that….shopping. It seems to me like it takes an eternity ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Bellaria Montalcino
Other places to stay in Montalcino
Localita Velona, Montalcino | 4 star hotelfrom $479
Via Lapini 6, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $120
Poggio Alle Mura, Montalcino | 5 star hotelfrom $711
Via S. Saloni 5, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $126
Porta Cerbaia, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $163
Loc. Le Ragnaie, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $135
Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $79
Via Mazzini 65, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $76