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  I went with Liz to an Agriturismo farm near San Gimignano in 2003. The farm was Poggiacolle owned by Sefano Bartali, 2km from San Gimignano. A small hill town nearby is Montauto. Monalcino is the small town famous for its Brunello wine.
   
 

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.................... Poggiacolle San Gimignano Montalcino Montauto Tuscany countryside

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.................... Montauto   A hilltop village in sight of Polliacolle
 
  View of Montauto from Polliacolle
 
  Liz's watercolour of Montauto from Poggiacolle  
 
  Montauto church This might be San Gimignano
 
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..................... Montalcino    The home of famous Brunello wine. A small hilltop village South of Siena
 
  Montalcino fortress
 
  Within the fortress
 
  On the fortress walls
 
  View from the walls
 
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..................... Poggiacolle    The home of famous Brunello wine. A small hilltop village South of Siena
 
  The middle farm is Poggiacolle We know we are nearly home when we see this tree
 
  Our home
 
  Breakfast room is in building on the left, Our room 2nd upper window and the games room is in the tower
 
  Poggiacolle from a distance
 
  Perfect
 
  Pool view
 
  San Gimignano seen from the pool
 
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..................... Tuscany countryside    
 
 
   
 
   
 
  Evening Swifts and approaching thunderstorm
 
   
 
TOP   Stefano's olives


..................... San Gimignano    A small mediaeval, walled town halfway between Florence and Siena
 
  A seen on our walk into the town
 
 

In beautiful evening light

 
  Liz and Towers
 
  Towers
 
   
 
  I think this is the town hall
 
   
 
  The church bell in evening light
 
   
 
  Town Hall
 
  A special high point
 
 

Walking down to the main square

 
  In nearby town of Poggibonsi In backstreets of San Gimignano
 
  In cathedral square  
 
     
 
     
 
    The steps of the cathedral
 
  just before the gate into the town

On the edge of town

 
TOP The Cathedral Up steps by town hall