Entering Montefollonico thru the main gate, the "Porta del Pianello", a wonderful example of 14th century fortified stone walls.
Looking back at the main gate from inside the walls.
A wonderful restaurant just inside the main gate.
Once you've driven through the main gate you must negotiate some very tight spaces.
The Porta del Triano gate. Originally there were three gates to the town. Only two remain. This is at the end of Via Coppoli.
From inside the walls looking out the Porta del Triano gate with Montepulciano in the distance.
The Porta del Triano.
Chiesa del Triano just beyond the gate. Dates from 1609.
One of several friendly kitty's that seemed to own the town.
The "La Costa" Hotel in Montefollonico
Our arrival at the La Costa, May 16th 2006 around 7:30 PM
Panoramic views from our balcony.
Pretty flowers on the Hotel La Costa's terrace
View from the La Costa
Looking southeast from our balcony.
Breakfast on the hotel terrace.
Flowers on the terrace of the La Costa Hotel.
View from the terrace of the La Costa Hotel.
Another of the town kitty's enjoying the garden at the La Costa.
Looking south from the La Costa Hotel. Via Coppoli, the Triano gate and Montepulcialo in the distance.
Looking north on Via Landucci in Montefollonico.
A pretty doorway in Montefollonico.
A flower filled courtyard in Montefollonico.
Roses climb the balcony.
Doors at the La Costa.
Via Landucci, Montefollonico.
Ancient well near the Church of San Leonardo
Earliest records of the Church of San Leonardo date to 1216.
The church is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in the Siena region.
The monks who founded the church were wool workers. Monte a Follonica means "place where wool is worked."
View from the steps of the Church.
Just a little church that's been around for almost 800 years.....
6:30 PM and these ladies have just left evening mass.