Day 13 – More Montepulciano

We had a beautiful day in Montepulciano.  The weather cooperated for the most part.  Actually, the rain stayed away until about 17:00.  We had just been sitting at a table in the grand piazza talking to Jay from Texas, said our good-byes and the drops started.  The grand piazza is at the very top of Montepulciano.  Our apartment is at the very bottom!  We ran down the streets until we got to the coffee shop at Piazza Erbe.  We dashed in only to join others who had sought shelter.  We were greeted with big smiles and lots of Ciao Ciao Ciao (you aren’t allowed to say it just once) from our barista.  We really like this place.  They are such sweet people and the espresso is the cheapest in town at 1 euro a cup.  Also, they make fantastic hot chocolate!  We threw back a quick espresso and waited a few minutes to see if it would let up.  Not much luck, so we ran a little further down the street to the wine bar that is right around the corner from the apartment.  Yep, we had a lovely glass of the local super Tuscan while we waited for the rain to let up.  Finally, we got a reprieve and made it the rest of the way home.  Here are some of the hundreds (no exaggeration) of pictures we took today.

I love the flowers in the windows
I love the flowers in the windows
the beautiful texture of old
the beautiful texture of old
the grand bell tower
the grand bell tower
would you want that face watching you go in and out?
would you want that face watching you go in and out?
more flowers in the window and we can't get enough
more flowers in the window and we can’t get enough
notice the window on the left is painted on.  This building on the main street is for sale...
notice the window on the left is painted on. This building on the main street is for sale…
see the date?
see the date?
one of the openings in the old town wall
one of the openings in the old town wall

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ceiling of the temple of san biagio...currently having some kind of restoration done
ceiling of the temple of san biagio…currently having some kind of restoration done
the grand piazza
the grand piazza
the flowers of Montepulciano
the flowers of Montepulciano
taking a break on the church steps
taking a break on the church steps
more...more...more
more…more…more
more window flowers
more window flowers
another one of the locals
another one of the locals
someone had stucco'd over it
someone had stucco’d over it
store display on the main street
store display on the main street
One of the local characters
One of the local characters
what is she thinking when she turns back to look at him?
what is she thinking when she turns back to look at him?
he is quite the lady's man
he is quite the lady’s man
Found this fresco on the ceiling of a building that has been divided into apartments
Found this fresco on the ceiling of a building that has been divided into apartments
simple beauty
simple beauty
yep, they make and use these brooms.  it's not just a decoration
yep, they make and use these brooms. it’s not just a decoration
the beautiful texture of time
the beautiful texture of time
Worn beauty
Worn beauty

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