03.09.2013 - 04.09.2013 32 °C
Montepulciano was definitely a far cry from the busy streets of Rome. We got there in the early afternoon and right away we were met with what small Tuscan towns are known for - hilly streets. We had trouble finding our hotel which was in a small alleyway off the main road so we traveled up and down those streets for what seemed like forever. The next day it felt like I had walked up the stairs of the CN Tower.
Time to start our own wine production on the condo balcony
When we actually did find our bed and breakfast, it was lovely, as if we had our own little apartment. We went out and did some window shopping and saw the main sites. That night we ate pizza at what seemed like the busiest restaurant in town and then went for a walk. It was as if we had the whole town to ourselves because the tour buses were gone and you could really appreciate the place in a more authentic way. One thing we have yet to figure out - how do these elderly Italians walk up and down these streets??? I felt like asking them to carry me.
Janet's likely passed out on the ground 100m behind
Our B&B included breakfast at a cafe with an outstanding view of the Tuscan countryside which was breathtaking. With that, our time in Montepulciano was complete and we were on the road again to Siena, with stops at Pienza and San Gimignano along the way.
Ahh, that's more like it!