We are in Tuscany for Easter, at an agriturismo near Montepulciano with friends. Just wonderful. It is raining today, but we had a glorious say yesterday with lunch in Montepulciano.
Montepulciano is famous for wine, especially the vino nobile di Montepulciano….
…and the Brunello di Montepulciano are also amazing.
We had lunch here, at La bottega del Nobile.
Crostini, with carciofi, tartufo, fegato, garlic and spicy tomato. Lovely.
We had gorgeous pasta: pici con ragu di cinghiale, pici con ragu di anatra, and ravioloni with pork. Then cantucci with vin santo, and a wonderful Sambuca to finish. After wine and Sambuca shopping, we wandered up the hill for coffee at Polizano.
It is touristy, but so pretty! And you can find olive wood cutlery…
… Tacky fridge magnets….
Old masonry, set into a wall….
An Easter-yellow Vespa
Signs welcoming the bishop
And this on top of a tower.
Then we headed out to our agriturismo, among vineyards and cypresses. Wonderful day!