The scenery was excellent
but the climb up to Castiglione got to us. It was long
and steep. On the way up we could see a tower that we
assumed marked the top.
We were relieved when we reached it, but the road continued
to climb for another 2km by which time the tower was
well below us. Harsh words were spoken.
Happily the climb up to Montalcino was a lot easier
than we expected. The accommodation was outside the
walls and had a pleasant view.
After settling in and scrubbing up, we walked the
500 metes to the town and had a truly excellent dinner
at the Lonely Planet recommended Re di Macchia.