Hats By Katrinka

Kate Brown Pernia is a Milliner on sabbatical in Switzerland. She has been designing hats and teaching millinery under her Katrinka label since the 1980s. Kate is also the founder of Houston Hat Net. View Katrinka hats and hat patterns at www.hatsbykatrinka.com.

Friday, November 24, 2006

On to Montalcino

Our plan was to have a relaxed journey and not try to see all the sights this trip so we moved on to Montalcino. This is Brunello country and this ancient little town is full of Enotecas, many with lush views of the Tuscan countryside. We drank the most expensive and delicious wines of our life together here ... but then we've waited 14 years for this trip. I think we've earned it.

My heavy suitcase proved too much for my husband's back on the stairs at our B&B. His injury curtailed our plans for the rest of our trip. Instead we decided to linger here. This turned out to be a good decision as we couldn't get enough of Montalcino. Florence will just have to be another trip.

Walking the hilly streets we happened on the Museo Civico and wandered through the rooms of the former convent gazing at Gothic art from the 13th to 16th centuries. These beautiful pieces were close enough to touch but of course we didn't. It was lovely to have the place entirely to ourselves. No photos were allowed tho' I suppose I could have sneaked some. On the other hand we were being watched by cameras.

The Fortezza is 14th century and has an Enoteca inside. Since it involved a steep ramp up we opted for another one with a view and internet access.
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