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Travel Blogs from Montalcino
... the bus back, and maintenance set about checking the diesel leak. Sure enough it was the lift pump that had failed again. It had only lasted for 6 months and 8,000 miles, that's not very good. Fortunately it's not a big job and didn't take too long. A quick check and yes we were totally leak free, but there was still a strong smell of diesel.
After tea we looked for places to stay close to Florence before settling down for another cold ...
... the back, near the water heater. A second jubilee clip on the leaking joint soon cured that. I spent most of the morning reading and trying to get photographs on to the blog, for some reason it wouldn't put them on in batches only individually, it was very slow and frustrating. The repairs took up most of the day, we took Logan for a walk in the afternoon, enjoying the last of the sunshine. There were quite few dog ...
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 ...
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
11.00 Folk music and dances in Piazza del Popolo
12.00 Drawing of the archers from the four city districts
17.45 Parade from piazza Cavour to Montalcino's fortress
18.30 Archery trial run on the football field (next to the ...
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