Castiglion Del Bosco
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... for 6 weeks of the year. Another postcard is attached to give you some idea of the grandeur. There are a few Michelangelo statues in this church. It continues to amaze me that there can be so many churches that look like this in one country. And I haven't even been to St Peter's Basilica in Rome yet! Another important church in Siena is San Domenico. On the right side of the church, there is a nave that contains the head of St Catherine of Siena who along with St Francis ...
... what others have said about the beauty of this region.
A little information on the most famous product of the area, Brunello de Montalcino. To be classified as a Brunello, the wineries most comply with 53 regulations about where, how, when, and how long the wine must be produced. Your scribe is, as he writes this, enjoying a bottle of Fanti Vallocchio purchased on our excursion into town today. Actually I lost track of whether Montalcino has more churches ...
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For our break, we all trooped over to a nearby bar for a colazionne in celebration of Giulia's birthday. We sang "Buon Compleanno a te" to the same tune as we sing our own happy birthday and wished her 100 days of Auguri, which I am not quite sure what it translates exactly to but is essentially well wishes for 100 days--I think!
Leaving for the Station and Siena, I Find All Bike Taxis have Disappeared!
... In fact, San Giovanni d' Asso is home to the White Truffle Museum. This is also the land of the broom plant, which floods the rural landscape with its dazzling yellow blossoms. The scenery is breath-taking!
Our leisurely drive continues on toward Montalcino where we're planning to stop for lunch. Montalcino is very much like the other hill towns we've visited, especially with its spectacular vistas of the Orcia and Asso river valleys to ...
... everything with no crowds - like a private tour. At 2 pm we met a driver and six others to take a Brunello wine tour. It stopped at a working abbey, the town of Montalcino, and one other smaller town and gave us a chance to explore which was great. Most importantly of course, it stopped at a winery. We were immediately greeted with a glass of Bianca di Abbadia D.O.C. a white table wine. After a really interesting tour and overview of how ...