Tiny Torrenieri Tumbling Down a Tuscan Hillside

Tiny Torrenieri Tumbling Down a Tuscan Hillside

The village of Torrenieri, which lies just across a valley from larger Montalcino, had its beginnings between the ninth and tenth centuries when the castle of Torrenier was built. The village is situated on the right bank of the Asso River and along the Via Francigena, the ancient medieval trail that takes pilgrims on an epic journey from Canterbury, England; across the channel to France and through Switzerland before crossing Italy on their way to Rome.

Tuscany is so full of history and beauty – you meet wonders of art and architecture on almost every corner. But I love the region’s homier aspects: the special sweetness of the tomatoes, the soft mozzarella, the heady scents of basil and garlic everywhere. ___Trudie Styler

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. How intriguing! Beautiful views.

  2. I would love to see more of Tuscany!

  3. The view is splendid. Via Francigena is on my list of trails to hike some day… Did you hike some?

    1. No hiking for us this time, though we met several hikers during our exploration of the area.

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