Wednesday, October 26, 2016

An Over-flight View on Val D' Orcia

Italy is a little never-ending country. I wrote this last April. This is the post

http://gigliocooking.blogspot.it/2016/04/italy-i-never-ending-little-country.html




here  I am sitting on the terrace of a wine shop in Monticchiello, over-seeing the beautiful landscape of the Val d' Orcia toward Pienza. 


here I am on the roof of the tower of Radicofani, over-seeing the Val d' Orcia from the other side.


This is Radicofani, seen from the tower. 

Each small town has its own history and its own foods, as I mentioned in this other post:

http://gigliocooking.blogspot.it/2016/01/driving-at-random-in-tuscany.html


The ancient populations definetely knew what to do, where to build and HOW. In most of the medieval towers there are the so-called "cugni" inserted: stones shaped in triangles. They had ( and still have have) the function to keep the main walls of the building up in case of earthquake. 


That must be why, up here, I feel so comfortable and...safe. 



In Pienza you will be overwelmed by the profusion of cheese. Do not ask for the Best One. The are BEST ALL. 

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