What is there to see in Montalcino?
We only really had a day in Montalcino to see things. So, we started at the top, and worked our way down the hill.
Ok, well, technically started at the hotel. Since there were four of us we rented a little apartment – the price was right too. The hotel was called Albergo il Giglio. The main room was really adorable, and it had a great view over Tuscan rooftops to the countryside.
The breakfast room had an even better view. They serve dinner at night too, and I heard it was really good – unfortunately we didn’t get to try it since we hadn’t reserved in advance. Oh well … maybe the next time.
We wandered through town and took a few pictures … so we could prove that we saw something in the city besides the inside of enotecas.
Some of the enotecas were from specific wineries, so they had free tastings and we bought a bottle or two. Some of them had wine from lots of wineries and they let us taste a few wines and then recommended wines based on what we liked. One of the more commercial ones was the one in this picture. They gave you a card to take around, and you used it in the machines to choose which wines you wanted to taste. Tastings ranged from a Euro to 16 Euro, depending on the quality of the wine. We had fun tasting a selection.