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Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it

Tuscany, Italy: through the Crete Senesi and the back roads into Siena

Have you ever been on a ride where you exclaim “this is the most beautiful view I have ever seen” and then your climb another hill, turn a corner and declare, “ok,no, actually this the most beautiful view I have ever seen”, and then you climb a little further, turn another corner and proclaim, “really, this is definitely the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen”. Well, that’s what this bicycle ride from Montalcino to Siena is like, especially the final 11k climb up these challenging hills into Siena. This route takes you along the bare ridges of the Crete Senesi through Asciano and Vescona to Arbia and then follows the timeless back roads up a series of challenging hills to enter Siena in truly evocative fashion. This is a definitely a ride worth taking!

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Carnival celebrations in Montalcino

Carnival celebrations in Montalcino | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it

Carnival celebrations in Montalcino

 

Thursday February 27, 2014 - Quartiere Travaglio 17:00

 

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Town Hall Library at 17:00 Quartiere Ruga

 

Monday, March 3, 2014 - Quartiere Pianello 17.00

 

Tuesday March 4, 2014 - Quartiere Borghetto 17.00

 

Tuesday, March 4th Convention Center 21.00 ADS Montalcino

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Tuscan Holiday

Tuscan Holiday | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it

.With a whoosh of flame, our hot-air balloon rises above the rooftops of the Castello di Casole boutique resort and private residence club. Within the vast view of the rolling Tuscan landscape, the beauty of the golden-hued castle on the highest hilltop dominates the scene. Other elements we spy on our tour (arranged by the resort) that juxtapose old with new are the infinity pool in its garden setting, perfect rows of grapevines and farmhouses dotting the estate, where 200 years ago the occupants tilled the soil. The farmhouses have been lavishly renovated and purchased by members of the Timber Resorts Residence Club, which owns the estate. The private homes are available for rentals. ...

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You & Instagram

La #Fortezza al #Tramonto... i barbari sono lontani #tuscany #montalcino #italy #instaitalia #igerstoscana #sunset #castle #walls #instagramers #scatti_italiani
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Wine

Wine | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it
Types Of Wine/Grapes

The sangiovese vine is the backbone of the region’s production, and is virtually synonymous with the fine wines of Tuscany. It is the sole grape premitted for Brunello di Montalcino and provides the base for Chianti, Montepulciano and most of the SuperTuscans. When used alone it requires much effort to produce a full-flavoured rich wine, so it is most often blended with other grapes – principally cabernet sauvignon.

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Montalcino

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Half day in the splendid town dedicated to the Brunello di Montalcino.

The photo was taken from the fortress that dominates the hill on which the village stands.

To be noted the background, the fog that enveloped the hill.

 

 

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Montalcino

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The top 5 places to cycle in Tuscany.

The top 5 places to cycle in Tuscany. | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it
Biking is, hands down, the best way to travel. It allows you to go at your own pace, engage your surroundings with all your senses, and become fully immersed in the minutiae that define a place. But where to ride when you get there can be a challenge, particularly in a place so consistently beautiful [...]
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Braised in Brunello di Montalcino

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The braised meat is slowly cooked with wine, spices and tomato sauce. In Italy is a typical dish of the north of the peninsula and is often served with polenta: the classic example is braised in Barolo wine.

It is important that the wine has a low acidity, such as Nebbiolo (with whose grapes are made Barolo and Barbaresco) or its clone valtellinese chiavennasca (with which they are made Sassella or Hell).

 

Ingredients for 12 people:

- 2000 G For Braised Beef Meat 
- 6 Cl olive oil 
- Salt 
- Pepper White 
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

 

For The Marinade:

- 2 onions 
- 120 G Carrots 
- 130g Celery 
- 1 Laurel Leaf 
- 15 grains Pepper 
- 1 Bottle Wine Brunello Di Montalcino

 

Procedure:

Clean the vegetables, then slice the onions and carrots and reduce diced celery. Put the meat in a baking dish and cover with a marinade made with wine, vegetables, bay leaf, peppercorns and garlic. Let it stand for 24 hours, then sgocciolatela and dry. In a saucepan with the olive oil brown the meat on all sides, then sprinkle it with the marinade, filtered, and add the drained vegetables, salt and freshly ground pepper necessary. Tutt'assieme Sauté for a few minutes over high heat, then cover the pot and put the pot roast in a preheated oven (180 degrees). Let the meat cook for about two hours and a half. If you prefer, you can cook the pot roast on the stove, sweet fire. When the meat is cooked, transfer to a serving dish and keep warm.Strain the cooking liquid, pressing the vegetables, collect the proceeds into the saucepan and bring to a boil, then season with salt and pepper. Slice the meat, sprinkle with the sauce and prepared with chopped parsley and serve.

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You & Pinterest

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You & Instagram

Arrivato a Montalcino #supertop #montalcino #leblogviaja #leblognatoscana #traveltips #illeccio #vin vemmm @paulagallo
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Ciao Italia / Tuscany

Ciao Italia / Tuscany | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it
Montalcino After our time in Umbria, we headed towards Montalcino. The drive was slightly more than 2 hours via a scenic route. ( you can cut down the drive to 1.5 hours if you go via the motorway....
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Today in Montalcino

Today in Montalcino | Visit Montalcino | Scoop.it

From 17.00 - Piazza del Popolo - Here comes Santa Claus for all the children organized by the District Labor (Quartiere Travaglio)
17:45 - Church of St. Egidio - Vigil in preparation for Christmas animated by the choir interparochial Amiatino
20.00 - Quartiere Travaglio - Dinner of the card with fish menu
20.00 - Quartiere Borghetto - Dinner of the card with music
21.30 - Circolo Arci Montalcino - Racing Brisk ( card games)

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