Siena is a beautiful city which hosts a horse race every year called the Pallio. There are no rules except the rider must finish. Although the race had been run for this year, we visited the square where the race is run and could not believe a horse race could be held at such a small location. It is a very small venue, particularly when it is packed with spectators.
From Siena, we drove to four mountain top villages. The first was Montalcino, which is known for the famous Brunello di Montalcino red wines. These are first class Italian wines.