After visiting Montepulciano, we continue our journey twisting around and over vine covered hills. Our next stop is Montalcino for a late lunch and tastings of the famous Brunello.
This hill top Tuscan town lacks the charm of Montepulciano, but makes up for it by being the home of Brunello – one of Italy’s most famous and expensive wines. In the centre of town is a 13th century fortress and all streets leading to it dotted with wine bars. Pick a wine bar, savour some Brunello, and you have done everything thats needs to, in Montalcino.
Next, we’re off to Chianti to taste Chianti Classico.
I recommend the travel guides Lonely Planet Italy and Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany for more details for getting around Italy and Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Audio for anyone that doesn’t speak Italian.