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Oct 9, 2012 - Monteriggioni

We woke as the rain started so decided to have a quiet day and explore somewhere local. We headed off to Monteriggioni, which looked like it could be interesting. It was less than a hours drive, considering it was only 38 klms away that may seem slow but with the twists & turns of the road the average spead around here is quite slow. As we turned off the highway we could see the castle/fort silouetted against the sky, it even had a flag flying. The keep was built in the early 1200's and has been maintained since. It looked impressive as you...

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Mar 19, 2012 - First major wine purchase

Back in the car after a quick stop at Monteriggione, a beautiful castle on a hill built in the 13th century. About 40 people still live there and there are little shops and restaurants. There was a wine shop with tastings of wine made in the town and it was good...and reasonably priced...so we had some shipped home. Hopefully it still tastes good in Dublin, OH. Now we're headed to a more official wine tasting near San Gimignano. If the wine is anything like the scenery, it will be spectacular!

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Sep 22, 2010 - Tuscany - Monteriggioni

September 22 - Tuscany Today began with a look at a medieval church, and then a walk on an old pilgrimage trail to Monteriggioni - a pretty hefty hike. The town is small and uncrowded, and we had lunch there before driving on to see an 80-year old engraver of crystal who was amazing - steady hands and excellent eyesight still. A further drive took us to the farm of a sheepherder who showed us his cheesemaking process, which was particularly fascinating to Anne who makes cheese back home. Of course, we had a sampling and some his...

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Jul 17, 2007 - Under the Tuscan Sun

Saturday morning we picked up our rental car, a tiny Mercedes diesel hatchback, in Florence and after some misturns, we drove out of Florence into the Tuscany countryside. Arrived at our hotel, Castel Bigozzi, near the quaint hill town of Monteriggioni. Drove up to the town for lunch at a beautiful garden restaurant. Town was gearing up for a medieval festival. More on that later. After enjoying our villa and the glorious view, we returned to Monteriggione had lunch at a garden restaurant and saw that the locals were preparing for a...

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