Took a walk around Siena to locate out starting point for the afternoon tour to Chianti region then headed backwards to the Duomo piazza to go to Santa Maria Della Scalia . It was excellent especially the Pilgrims hall with frescoes of the medical/ hospital work which was done there- very interesting.
There are so many tourists in Siena!
This was a delightful guide with faltering but good English. Superb weather for our drive through the Tuscan countryside. First stop – Castellina de Chianti – very pretty town . Walking with a tour group is NOT us – you don’t have time to take it in. We did chat to a nice Perth couple
Second stop – San Gimignano – a gorgeous hilltop town but totally packed with tourist even though it was 4.30 in the afternoon- mainly sat and tried the local wine.
Third stop – Cantine Tuscans Vineyard. The wines were very good – went through from white to big reds and a dessert wine accompanied by bread, biscuits, salami, cheese, special oils olive and truffle and balsamic vinegar- some interesting chat with Americans on our table