Wine, Olive Oil, and Beautiful Views in Monteriggioni
Monteriggioni is a tiny walled town populated by a handful of shops and restaurants. But, in its day, it was front line defence for Siena from the rival Florentines. In fact, it was so important that the town was even mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy. The views from the castle walls are splendid—rolling hills and wineries, as far as the eye can see. From here, it’s easy to see why Monteriggioni was a strategic lookout point. But the best thing about Monteriggioni is the local wine, Monte Chiaro, which you can taste at the nearby winery. Monte Chiaro offers a range of wines, from bright whites to the richest of reds. They are all superb but the 345 Chianti, the Brunello di Montalcino, and the Primum Vinum all found their way home with us. The shop also stocks local olive oil, honey, and other tasty regional treats.
By Alison Cornford-Matheson, AFAR Local Expert
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