Last of the Summer Vines
Romance novel releasing June 2018
Montalcino is a hill town and comune in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine.. The town is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d'Orcia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Siena, 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Florence and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Pisa. The Monte Amiata is located nearby.
The Tuscany landscape, recognisable as the background of countless Renaissance Madonnas, remains relatively unspoiled, dotted with ancient farmhouses which have been beautifully restored. Medieval hill-top villages such as Montalcino and Pienza seem completely untouched by time. Foodies will rejoice at the superlative Tuscan food and wine on offer in the many restaurants and wine bars. It is the perfect landscape for exploring, particularly outside of the hot and crowded summer months.