Meandering through Montepulciano, Italy
The weather right now boasts cool mornings and gloriously hot, sunny afternoons, just like Tuscany in late Summer. So today I want to don a favorite sundress and strappy sandals and join you in an amble through the shady streets of Montepulciano, Italy.
Our first stop will be for coffee, of course, thick, dark and strong with luscious crema swirled on top just so. Or perhaps decadent Italian hot chocolate, so thick and lustrous you can spoon it up. We need such fortifying beverages to strengthen us as we climb the steep, cobbled streets.
We will go anywhere we like, turning off down side alleys, some dark and cool, others brilliant with sunshine warming hanging baskets of red geraniums.
I will have to stop at the scarf shop for I cannot leave Tuscany without a soft, beautifully patterned scarf to take with me. Scarves are my memory carriers, the items I turn to on hard days when I need reminders of wonderful moments.
With many stops to catch our breath, we will finally emerge at the summit of Montepulciano and find a cool spot under the trees to take in the stunning vistas of shimmering green hills, cypress spires, and tidy vineyards.
After all that happy wandering, it is high time to rest our bones and do a wine tasting of Montepulcianos finest bottles.
What would you like to do on a day of meandering through a Tuscan town?