|More steps of the up-kind.|
|Finally some decending!!!!|
|The steps always reward you with a view that makes it all worthwhile.|
After sampling and buying some wine, we ambled on to the fortress which reminded me a little of the one on the shores of Lago Trasimino in Umbria. I think we could have sat there for ages if I had a good book to read. It was so tranquil.
|Photo and text from Wikipedia|
The first medieval walls were built in the 13th century. The fortress was built at the highest point of the town in 1361, on a pentagonal plan designed by the Sienese architects, Mino Foresi and Domenico di Feo. The fortress incorporates some of the pre-existing southern walls, the pre-existing structures including the keep of Santo Martini, the San Giovanni tower and an ancient basilica which now serves as the fortress chapel.
|It really is a nice village, isn't it Leon - can we come back some time?|
|We leave you with this lovely wall of painted pottery.|