A hill and a wine…Montepulciano, Tuscany – Italy

Bonjour beautiful people! Montepulciano is a medieval town of rare beauty in Tuscany. It is perfect for a stroll, magnificent views and some wine tasting. Montepulciano1Montepulciano2Montepulciano3Montepulciano8.1JPGMontepulciano4Montepulciano5Montepulciano7Montepulciano6Montepulciano10

After a lot of walking around the town we decided to stop by and try some free tasting and the underground visit at the Azienda Agricola Ercolani . The first impression is that the place is touristy. Indeed it is, there is always someone in front of the shop delivering leaflets and inviting people in, nonetheless it is quite good! The tasting includes several wine vintages, including some very good ones. Along with that they offered us bruschetta generously topped with home made sauces (including truffle), delicious! We bought some wine and sauces to bring home, would have taken more if there was space in the car! We did the visit to the underground part on our own, I have the impression that on occasion they do guided ones as well. Happy tasting and visit! 😉

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Montepulciano at Wikipedia.

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The lovely medieval city of Siena, Tuscany – Italy

Hello guys! Today I present to you my pictures of Siena. I enjoyed so much my time there, it was really love at first sight! Siena gives you so much beauty to bring home inside your heart. I suggest you to save some time to just stroll through the streets of the city.

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The city center is closed for traffic, so if you’re planning to arrive by car you’ll still have to walk or use public transport to visit Siena. After all good exercise you deserve a pause for a glass of wine or an espresso! 😉 We enjoyed so much the lovely deli Toscana Golosa. We came to this place based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and it totally lived up to the expectations! We ordered a platter of cold cuts along with some Chianti wine. The platter was generous and so delicious. Pecorino, crudo and a lot more stuff. Satisfying, affordable and friendly. Strongly recommended!

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Hope you visit Siena someday! I already want to come back there!

Love and lights,

Léia

 

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Siena at Wikipedia

 

 

Charming and romantic…this is Pienza, Tuscany-Italy

Hello beautiful people! Today I present you the lovely, the adorable, the cozy village of Pienza in Tuscany…where we enjoyed such a perfect day during this Italy trip. The village is located about 20 kilometers east of Montalcino. Pienza is poetry…This is a quintessential Renaissance town where you can feel part of a postcard full of magnificent landscapes and enjoy the scents and tastes of Tuscany.

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Pienza at Wikipedia

Love and lights,

Léia