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... but wait till they're married to have sex, no profanity, no (real-life) violence, no perversion, drugs or depravity. They characters are awesome and the story gripping. So, what's not to love, right? So refreshingly different, and, like I said, good clean fun. Now. With that out of the way, I will begin with a huge paean for my wonderful husband: Throughout our lives and travels, he has not only indulged my interests in books and movies WAY ...
This is why you hear people talk of spending their entire vacation in Tuscany, the area in the central mountains of north-west central Italy, north of Rome and south of Florence.
If you like rolling vistas over miles of countryside, this is the place for you.
After eating our last breakfast on our porch with the beautiful Tuscan view, we packed up and headed towards Montepulciano. Tom had made a reservation for a tour of the Avignonesi winery and a wine lover's lunch. It was an interesting tour. They are an organic vineyard and we learned how they put cow manure into cow horns and bury them for one year, then use it as fertilizer for the grapes. We learned how they planted some grapes in different ...
... a Romanesque style castle that towers over the city. According to our tour book, while the city was eventually captured by Florence, the castle never fell to an invading force. We climb a very unsteady wooden staircase to reach the top of the castle and admire the beautiful vistas from the castle walls. After the castle, we wander around town visiting a number of ...
... general public (by appointment) including Banfi and Frescobaldi´s Castelgiocondo estate.
La Fortezza- the 14th century defence castle in Montalcino is fairy tale quality and almost perfectly intact. You can see the ancient walls and towers and the basilica, and inside the castle is a fabulous little wine shop where you can taste and buy the best wines from the region including Brunello, of course.
Sant Antimo Abbey- about 6 miles from ...
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