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Travel Blogs from Montalcino
... patron saint of iItaly. Not sure why her head is separate from her body, which is located in her old family home not far from where her head is. The whole thing is weird to me. I also do not understand why she does not have a church named after her in Siena. Ended the day in Siena by having my first taste of gelato which is Italy's version of ice cream, just not quite frozen. There are stores selling it every block and it is very popular. There are a gazillion flavors. It was ...
... in a quiet corner with a beautiful view of the hills. The lunch is amazing in both presentation and taste.
After lunch we rejoin our driver and are off to the Avignonesi Winery in other main wine area: Montepulciano. This tour is very interesting as we get into the vineyards where our guide, Irena, explains how they are planting new vineyards trying different techniques. One practice we have not seen before is a pruning ...
... I stayed just outside this town and I loved it. I remember a lot more shops though and I know there were whole areas I was before that we couldn't find this time. And that pretty much sums up Tuscan towns. I feel like you'd have to be in a town for a few days to really find everything. They all have a main square where most things are, but then there are these mazes of little streets. Montalcino isn't very large but it is SO hilly. Steep steep hills. "Contemplate how much ...
... a grassy turnoff but Lynda and Kat are running to avoid being squished. The driver’s attention is on keeping the truck on the road and I’m not even sure he even sees us. It’s a funny story that night when we are talking about the adventure in the pool at our hotel Casa Lemmi (San Qirico d’Orcia) but for a few minutes there was real danger involved, even for two women who have spent several years in Iraq and ...
... would add an egg on top for good measure (and probably just because they could afford it!).
After the warm bread dish, whose name I forget, we had Pinci, a very popular pasta in this region that resembles fat spaghetti. The Pinci had mushrooms and garlic and oil on it, I think and was delicious.
Next came one meat and one fish dish, of which I only took the meat. I am not sure what meat it was, though it may have been boar. This, I am told ...
Other places to stay in Montalcino
Montalcino | 4 star hotelfrom $479
Via Lapini 6, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $120
Poggio Alle Mura, Montalcino | 5 star hotelfrom $711
Via Soccorso Saloni 5, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $126
- Montalcino gem
Porta Cerbaia, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $163
Loc. Le Ragnaie, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $135
Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $79
Via Osticcio 19, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $24
Via Giuseppe Mazzini 65, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $76