A Fairy Tale
From Montepulciano, the most impressive Tuscan hill town, head to Pienza (the most romantic hill town). Continue on to San Quirico though the bucolic landscape, and be sure to savor each curve and view. Take old road from San Quirico to Torrenieri, then east to San Giovanni D’Asso. Head on to Montisi on a wonderful ridge road, then to Castelmuzio—my favorite Tuscan village. Have lunch in the piazza (five tables, great soups); then drift to Petroio and walk its corkscrew streets. Stop in Montefollonico, then head back to Montepulciano.