We were in Italy for 10 days. It was not nearly long enough to travel this beautiful country. I'm still recuperating from jet lag. So today, because there are literally hundreds of photos, I thought I'd show you photos of our first introduction to Italy. The town in called Montepulciano. It is part of Tuscany and so we stopped here to get our first taste of Italy, no pun intended. We had a tour of a winery.
It was amazing! The winery itself was once an ancient castle. And it was built over the remains of an Etruscan burial site. It was quite an adventure. Going down into the lower levels of the winery and seeing the artifact that have been found there.
Largest of the wine casks
And it all begins here.
The Etruscan burial chamber
Steps to the tomb.
It was amazing to see how the remains of two thousand years of history can be maintained and continued in use at the same time.
Oh, and did I mention the wine? Oh, my goodness! It was just delicious. I also had my first taste of pecorino cheese (cheese made from sheep's milk). It was wonderful.
When we had finished our stop in Montepulciano we were off to some serious touring. . .Florence. I will try to share this adventure in more detail, but right now my head is still spinning!
Thanks be to God!!!