Our first day in Tuscany we visited the town of Montalcino near Siena. Montalcino is famous for the production of the Brunello wine, one of the best in the world. On what has been the coldest day of our trip so far we travelled to this little windy hill town to see what there was to see, and taste the wine.
We spent several hours wandering the town looking at the shops. Mom and dad stopped in a wine bar to do a wine tasting and I saw these.......I hope this is some good wine for 320 Euros a bottle.
We also spent some time in the town fortress, which was built in 1361 to protect the town from the Medici in Florence. Tuscany has many castles which reflect the warring history of the region.
Only a few of us (including Augustin) decided the view from the ramparts was worth the steep clinm and stiff winds.