Montepulciano Travel Blog› entry 25 of 53 › view all entries
Another long drive only to find on arrival we hadn't printed the final page of the booking and didn't have the directions from town. We made a quick call on the dying phone and Ugo came and met us on the corner so we could follow him home. Pizza for dinner and early to bed. The two bedroom villa on a hill overlooking Montepulciano is great.
31 Dec. We walked around the mountaintop village of Montepulciano. It is fantastic and well worth a visit. Looked in the local shops and tried some Grappa and wine and cheese and salami. We also bought some wine, cheese and salami. Looked through a couple of cellars and then had some lunch. Lunch was hilarious. Granddad took our order and then slowly threw our food onto the table for us. Including the slice of bread with olive oil and garlic on a plastic plate. Then a set of plastic knife and fork for our pasta whoch was served still in its straight from the freezer to the oven 'Lean Cuisine' style plastic tray. Not a good start to Italian Eating.
We headed home for a beautiful home cooked pasta by KL and then back into town for New Years Celebrations. After the slow 30 odd minute walk to teh top of the town square we sat on the church steps and watched the live duo singing and the huge burning centre fire. Fire crackers were exploding all around us. Nick took some video but it still doesn,t show how large some of these were. Ashley enjoyed it all and even had a little sleep during the explosions. Unbelievable! New years struck and them home we went.
01 Jan - Just a quick drive around the area. Drove through a few more little villages and Perugia a larger town nearby. Siena and Outlet shops tmw.