Tuscan Countryside

Take a tour of the Tuscan countryside with me.

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Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, a camapnile or free-standing belltower world famous for it’s unintended tilt. Located in the Cathedral Square known as the “Piazza del Duomo” or even Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) alongside the Cathedral and Baptistery which today belongs to the Catholic Church. Construction began in the 12th century.

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Montepulciano

A medieval town located on a hillside in the Tuscan countryside. Famous for their wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Pici thick hand rolled pasta, Cinta Senese pork and Pecorino cheese. 

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From the edges of the town perched on a hill, you have a spectacular view of the tuscan landscape that stretches seemingly endlessly away in all directions.

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Make sure to stop by the Brewery L’Olmaia to sample and purchase beer brewed on site.

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Address: 15 Via delle Robinie Montepulciano, Italy

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Where to Eat

Tour the wine cellars and taste the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano at The Contucci Cantine.

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Cantine Contucci
Address: 1 Via del Teatro Montepulciano, Italy

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Le Logge del Vignola
Address: 6 Via dell’Erbe Montepulciano, Italy
Osteria Aquacheta
Address: 22 Via del Teatro Montepulciano, Italy

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Pienza

imagePienza really took my breath away. The copper hues that color the landscape as the apricot colored sun, falls behind the tuscan hills is something everyone should experience. The olive groves and farmland stretch far away towards the horizon.

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imagePalazzo Piccolomini and The Cathedral

imageTouring the Winding Cobbled-stone streets

 

Caffè

Caffè della Volpe
Address: 7 Via delle Case Nuove, Pienza Italy
Bar Il Casello
Address: 3 Via Del Casello, Pienza Italy
La Taverna di Re Artù Wine Bar
Address: 4 Via della Rosa, Pienza Italy
Enoteca Le Crete
Address: Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Pienza Italy

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