After the enthusiastic response to the beauties of Toscana, I share with you today some more pictures from this blessed part of Italy.
I start with Montalcino, the famous town of the best Brunello on Earth.
The medieval center is floating on the early morning mist.
Just so that you get a feeling for the geography and the wines, I borrowed from the Wine Spectator the Tuscany wine map that you see next.
The small village of Castelnuovo dell’ Abate is 5 km south of Montalcino.
It is famous for Abbazzia San Antimo,
and for the wine drinkers, for the Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona wine maker.And when you go hungry, Bassomondo is a family run osteria where you can forget the toils of life and enjoy the good side of it!Moving on to the medieval town of Pienza, a relatively unknown jewel a few kilometers away from Montalcino.The square of Pienza takes you back to the medieval times. You can easily forget time and abandon yourself to the miraculous effect of the beautifully preserved surroundings.
The whole town is a brilliant example of what you can do when you respect your past and create a product for international tourism that sells quality and respect for civilization. And in case you get hungry, you do not need to go far, the Enoteca of “Marusco e Maria” will take care of you.
And then you find yourself in the subliminally quiet town of Monte Amiata.
And the railway station to take you away.