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Travel Blogs from Montalcino
... shortly later, along comes this little sawn-off Orange bus that holds about 15-20 people, and I bolted over to the driver, held up the name and address of the camp and said "Camping...???" with a pleading look on my face....
He began to say something and then changed his mind, and said " Si, Si ....Camping".....
... to be built outside the walls to accommodate travellers who arrived after the town gate was closed each night. It was s great place with a huge breakfast almost entirely comprised of local products--wild boar prosciuotto, house bread, local cheeses, etc. So far on the trip we have tried to enjoy the local food & drink specialty whatever that may be. Now we head to the hill town of Montalcino and that means one thing---vino! Not that there isnt local wine everywhere you ...
... so much he just had to buy a 22 dollar bottle of brunello wine. Then I spent 18 dollars on a delicious bottle of olive oil from the winery that they had let us taste with bread when mom and dad had their tasting and are's :D. I think this was dads favorite place on the trip. And the rest of us did enjoy it because of hot tub and the lovely people. Overall this was one of the nicest stays on the ...
... left at 10:50 for Montalcino was then totally off and I had to wait for well over two hours for the bus since I had taken the first available #3 bus from Valentina's place at 8:20 am, getting to the station about 8:35 am. Then the bus itself did not get into town until noon, so it was another hour and ten minute narrow windy road ride--one of those that can cause nausea if I read or even if I try and take too many photos, etc.
When I got to town, I ...
... taste of the prosciutto and cheese appetizer alone is enough to make you consider the evening a success. But the star of the show is Kaylan's dish of spinach and ricotta ravioli in a silky tomato cream sauce. Indescribable... You know you've found a good place when the owner invites you into his kitchen to show you how he's preparing your food. Their pride is reflected in the quality of each dish we are served.
This has been a very good day!
Other places to stay in Montalcino
\N, 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