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Travel Blogs from Montalcino
... becomes a little scary. So we found a tourist information center that helped lead us in the right direction and we showed the bus driver the address of the hostel and he yelled out to us when we needed to get off. So we were close, but we still weren't there yet. So started to walk, we walked for about 200 meters and then turned around and walked 400 meters the other way. After about 20 minutes of walking I went into a hotel and asked, we were going the right way the ...
... early as I didn’t want to miss it or get lost on the way to the meeting point. We crept out of our accommodation and walked through the dark streets of Montisi to get to our takeoff point. We found it easily and I was beside myself. Never it my wildest dreams could I imagine this.
It was dark and really cold and once again, I wasn’t dressed for the occasion…. Oh well. There was Saacha and I and a ...
... and 2 pretty neat pizzerias/come bars. I would like to stay here for a few days.
We had a early pasta in a garden overlooking the valley and there were a lot of American’s around. I couldn’t work out why, but the world cycling is about to start from Lucca so maybe they were lycra’s and training up and down the hills during the day.
What a beautiful surprise it had been finding this little place. Very very ...
... to the bus itself by 9 am. Any steps to make this simpler is my preference in any case.
I am thinking of doing a day trip Sunday from Montalcino to the neighboring towns of Pienza and Montepulciano. We will see how that goes.
Tonight I want to catch up on projects I am behind on so I will continue writing later as this weekend unfolds.
Arriving in Siena, I meet my host after getting Montalcino and Bus Tickets
I did make it ...
... to the town of Castelnuovo dell' Abate, passing more vineyards and olive groves along the way. For our next tasting, the sommelier at Poggio Antico suggested we try Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. We are so glad he pointed us in this direction. The first Brunello that we taste is excellent, quite different from those we had tasted earlier. Keep in mind that most of the factors from the first winery to the second are quite similar - same vintage, ...
Other places to stay in Montalcino
Localita Velona, Montalcino | 4 star hotelfrom $482
Via Lapini 6, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Poggio Alle Mura, Montalcino | 5 star hotelfrom $670
Via S. Saloni 5, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $70
Porta Cerbaia, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $111
Loc. Le Ragnaie, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $130
Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $79
Via Mazzini 65, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $72