Friday, February 17, 2012

A winter wonderland in Montalcino

Upon our arrival in Montalcino we were excited to find a winter wonderland of beautiful snow.

We are told that this is not a regular occurrence and many winters will be without snow 

Whilst difficult for local business and traffic the scenery was just spectacular

Looking over the Val D'Orcia. Normally the view is a patchwork of green vineyards, olive groves and ploughed fields

Looking toward Pienza and Montepulciano


Yes these are vineyards.

The snow in the last week has been very intense.


The beautiful Val D'Orcia
We expect the snow to be gone within the week and primavera (spring) to emerge

Ciao e baci a tutti

Carolyna e Alan