I have a few minutes before class begins, so I will tell you more about hill towns. First, have I told you these towns are beautiful? Oh, yes, I do believe I have said that ad nauseum, but I can never get enough of the views from every angle.

Montepulciano is not as high elevation as I first thought. This hill town sits at about 2000 feet above sea level. We do get the nice mountain breezes and the spectacular lightning, thunder and 10 minute rains storms. During the day there are many tourists, but at night it is so very quiet. Only the church bells and our own bell ringer, Il Pulcinello, who is still one hour ahead of time.

Friday we took a field trip to another hill town nearby, Montalcino. This town is known for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, which is very good wine, but also very expensive, as it is, by necessity, only made in small batches and only in Montalcino.

By Dolly Goolsby – Full Story at Purple Roofs | Tuscany Gay Travel Resources

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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