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Recent visitors to Montalcino, Tuscany
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Sep 10, 2007.


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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
London England
Where would you most like to go next?
Lake Como region
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
So far no experience.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
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It is coming.
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What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
I am the one that needs advice.
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
October,2007 to Tuscany will be our first.

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Montalcino, Tuscany

I am in need of some information on Montalcino my wife and I are going there late October 2007. This will be our first Untours trip and we both are looking forward to it. I am certain there many past Untour Travlers that have visited this town and area. It would be helpful to know what to expect about weather and some of the things you enjoyed about the Town on rainy days. Did anyone pick olives,chestnuts,visit a farm? One other thing is there anything to drink other than wine? What were…


Posted on August 6, 2007 at 2:28pm — 5 Comments

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At 9:14am on August 19, 2007, Edward said…
You can read my TripLog at:

We stayed on a agriturismo winery and farm that grew olives, grapes and honey. The olives weren't ripe yet but some fellow untourists helped the host family harvest the grapes - we only drank the fermented results.

Of the two weeks, it only rained on two days and not enough to matter - it is very dry there!

It was much warmer than expected so long sleeves were only worn on cool nights. Heavier cold weather clothes were never worn. You are arriving about two weeks later than us, so you might get it slightly cooler - but I'll bet not much different. Enjoy your trip - it is a wonderful place full of friendly people.

Ed Comer
At 8:37am on August 25, 2007, Joanne said…
I will look thru my travel journal of our trip and come up with other restaurants, markets, etc. for you -- I hope to post pictures soon --
At 6:13pm on August 28, 2007, Bob Young said…
Hello again John . . . F.Y.I our agriturismo near Montalcino, La Canonica, is a working farm with grain crops, olives, and grapes from which they make a really good vino rosso>>. You mentioned the "Lake Como region" as a future destination and I wonder if you are aware that the southern Switzerland (Ticino) Untour is on Lake Maggiore --- a short train ride from Lake Como. That was our first Untour, and we loved being able to hop on trains for day trips over into (or down into) Italy as well as terrific boat rides down to the fabulous Borromeo Islands at Maggiore's southern end. Also there's a funky narrow gauge train from Locarno along through high alpine country down to the south, Italian end of Maggiore. We cruised Lake Como, and also took yellow Swiss Post buses up into very old Alpine stone villages with spectacular mountain scenics.

One other Italian Untour worth considering: Umbria. But that's another story . . . Best, Bob
At 6:25pm on August 28, 2007, Bob Young said…
John, I'd like to see a photo of you and your wife on your page . . . I'm changing my own photo to one of Sally and me in Rome . . .
At 12:43pm on September 1, 2007, Teri Chaves said…
Poggiarellino is the name of the farm where the Coppia apt. is located. It is located between Montalcino and Buonconvento. We visited Montalcino many times because it was just up the hill from our apt. We could actually see it from our window.
At 5:04pm on December 3, 2007, Mary Lou Grier said…
John, Harriet tells me she reminded you that I asked that
you post a picture on the Cafe, when you were at Orientation, and that you said you tried but had a
problem doing it. Ask Kim or Powen to explain how to
do it.
At 8:26pm on October 7, 2009, John B. Green said…
When we were on this trip our apt.was across from city hall and the stage where
parade ends with the Prince and Princess of each quarter has to do with All Saints day and the opening of the hunting season. This Apt. is like the press box for football game. It is very close to bus stop,short walk to COOP Grocery.& three good cafes also a bakery. Only draw back parking about 2 blocks away.

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