Montalcino

13th-century Palazzo dei Priori was modeled on Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico

13th-century Palazzo dei Priori was modeled on Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico

We swung through tiny Montalcino to visit a winery and have dinner. It was a quick, but rewarding trip.

A quiet town

A quiet town

The town is on a steep hill overlooking the Orcia valley, full of vineyards, orchards and olive groves, surrounded by walls and overlooked by a castle.

Looking up a street

Looking up a street

The many enoteches offer tastings and will sell you as many bottles as you want.

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