Traipsing Through Tuscany- Montefollonico to La Foce

Our day trips from Montepulciano continue.  Today we explore the village of Montefollonico, a small medieval hamlet surrounded by thirteenth century walls of fired bricks. In ancient times the village was called Monte a Fullonico. The Romans called “fullones” people that worked the cloths, so  Montefullonico was the mountain of the cloth workers. The first noted people that lived here settled near the Benedictine Monks Abbey in the 8th Century.  The monks raised sheep and dyed the wool.  These small Tuscan villages give you a variety of views of the Italian countryside and life here.  Enjoy!

The Sheep!

The Sheep!

 

 

Next is one of my favorite spots in Tuscany!  I am showing additional pictures I took of La Foce, the beautiful country estate of the American, Iris Origo, and her family.  Her daughter continues to run the estate, garden, restaurant and B&B. There are tours offered of the estate and multi-layered gardens.  This would be another excellent choice for a home base while touring Tuscany by car. For more about the story of La Foce I have detailed information in the post:  https://cadyluckleedy.com/2013/04/11/war-in-val-d-orcia/.  It is a must read about this heroic woman and her life in Italy! 

For more information about La Foce see:  http://www.lafoce.com

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