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:
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.