Heaven on a hill top is how we describe our week in Monticchiello
|Our home for a week in the autumn of 2006|
|We bought this poster while in Tuscany, it sits on our family room wall to remind us of "heaven on a hilltop."|
|The only entrance to our village|
|We parked the C3 outside the arched door of our villa with anticipation of what was behind the oak doors.|
|The view from our bedroom window over looking the olive grove.|
Monticchiello is nestled between the larger hilltop villages of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza. Siena and the towers of San Gimignano are only day trips away and some villages of Umbria are also close by. There’s so much to see and the week we were there wasn’t enough.
Monticchiello is finally reached – Heaven in a hilltop village.
The colors amaze me. They are so soft that they look like they have been photographed through gauze. That is, except for the setting sun which is soooo orange.
|An evening stroll in the village before coffee and port, and bed.|
Our day finished early after the stresses, highs and lows of leaving Rome early that morning with our driver Fangio. It had been a very long day, highs being Ostica Antica (see last Wednesday’s post) and arriving at Monticchiello.
|After a long day it was time to get a good night's sleep before a week of Tuscan discovery.|