A quick follow up to yesterday's post with a few timelapses I took of the countryside while staying at Podere Cunina. These were all taken on an iPhone 6.
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One of the last larger towns in near proximity to our lodging (i.e. within about 30 minutes) was Montepulciano. Marcello, the son of family that owned the agriturismo where we stayed, specifically recommended we stop by as it was one of his favorite places to visit for a evening away from home.
After our day long excursion to Siena, we returned to taking shorter trips to other local hill towns. Montalcino was next on our list, famously know worldwide for its Brunello wine, and like most of the other ancient settlements in the region, stems from Etruscan origins. The town has been known for its high-quality leather products since the medieval times, with many tanneries and cobbler shops still lining the streets.
After our first night at our new lodgings, we ventured out to some of the nearby hill towns to explore what the local communities had to offer. Our first stop was at the Town of San Quirico d'Orcia, about 20 kilometers southeast of Buonconvento, which dates back to around 700 AD. The town's fortified walls still stand, intended to protect its citizens from invasion over the centuries.
We picked up a rental car at the Florence airport and headed out of the city bound for our apartment rental further south about halfway between Florence and Siena.
It been a few months since I've been able to post, but rest assured, I have quite a bit of material to cover in the near future. That's because last month I was able to travel internationally for the first time in almost a decade, spending a fantastic week and a half in the Tuscany region of Italy with my wife and parents. This post will be the first of many detailing some of the amazing locations we were able to visit and the images I captured along the way.