Under the Tuscan …… Rain?

After reading several travel blogs, websites, and trip-guides on “bests” to see in Tuscany, we decided to chip off the final two sites: Cortona and Montepulciano.  Cortona is the lesser-known of the two, but is famous in America as the setting of the film “Under the Tuscan Sun.”  Unfortunately for us, there was no sun to speak of on our Sunday trip.  Despite the rain, we couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the landscape.  Yes, I said mesmerized.  It is that gorgeous; the photos simply don’t do it justice. Cortona is one of the few Italian cities I have down as “must-sees” for a second time.  (The next time, we’ll be visiting in the summer!)  Montepulciano is pretty well-known for its wine.  Vino Nobile, Rosso di Montepuciano, and even a type of grappa is made there.  We spent the rest of the rainy day at an enoteca, where the nice employee spent a couple hours explaining all about wine from the region. … [Read More]