Trip Report: Siena, Italy
Visited: May 2018
We had an amazing trip to Siena, Italy. It was 10 days, end to end, with 5 days of wine education and visits to nearby wine regions. We visited:
- San Gimignano – home of the wonderful white wine Vernaccia
- Montepulciano – Savored Vino di Nobile, a well-aged red
- Chianti – a surprisingly delicate red with strict barreling and aging rules
- Montalcino – the magnificent Brunello di Montacino
Siena was beautiful, historic and I could not get enough. We visited the Piazza Del Campo, where the Palio races are held. It is a hilly town and we got our exercise just walking about. Food was incredible, both the meals in town and those we had while visiting area farms and wineries.