Sunday, August 13, 2017

Trip to Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy (July 2017)

Montepulciano ks another Tuscany hill town built in the medieval times. This town was built on a high ridge of a hill - as high as 800 meter from the valley. This town was naturally fortified against any outside attack.

At the entrance to the town, there was a little park decorated with cute structures. There was a gigantic horse sculpture claimed to be the work of Michelangelo, but it has not been verified.

As you enter the town, there is a central pathway that goes all the way up to the cathedral at the top. In between the entrance and the top, there are alleys and shops along the central road. On the way up, several alleys lead to the edge of the cliffs where you can see the typical Tuscany scenery filled with vineyards, olive trees, houses surrounded by Cyprus trees, green pastures etc. It was quite soothing to see such scenery.

Montepulciano was the last Tuscan hill town we visited in this trip. As you learn and experience, you discover that there are a lot more to be learned. So experience leads to knowledge that in turn leads to realization to learn and experience more. Tuscany was exactly the case. My trip has made this region more appealing and attractive to me even before I had this trip. Next time... It is the hope... - Jeffrey

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