This Saturday was a very special day. In Geneva, NY, where I attend school, it’s customary to celebrate your 21st birthday on a wine tour at the local vineyards. Well, my 21st was this weekend, and while I missed out on the Genevan wine tours, I may have topped this tradition. I toured around Montepulciano and Montalcino: two beautiful towns in Tuscany. I had been to Tuscany once before, in December when it was around 40 degrees, and definitely not as enjoyable as this weekend. The day was perfect: 78 degrees, and clear and sunny skies.
There was a group of fifteen, and everyone was in awe by the unbelievable beauty. Acres and acres of vineyards and hills and picturesque hillside towns. Montalcino was the last stop on our tour, and in my opinion, the most beautiful. This town is famous for their Brunello wine. I can honestly say I have a new appreciation for red wine, which I had written out of my mind since I’ve been here. I even ordered it at a restaurant tonight!
We did the tour through the Bus2Alps program–which I highly recommend for future and current students studying abroad! They offer trips all of Europe, leaving from multiple cities all for very reasonable prices.
I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the big 2-1, than being surrounded by friends, great wine, and breathtaking views. This Thursday, I leave for Oktoberfest in Munich (also through Bus2Alps!) Hoping for another amazing weekend in Europe. Talk to you all then!