From Montalcino, we drove to Pienza. Pienza produced two popes, Pope Pius the II and his nephew Pope Pius the III. It also was used for a few scenes as a “location” in the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” starring Diane Lane. Diane Lane gets divorced, moves to Cortona, Italy and rehabilitates an old villa looking for the answers to life and love. So, we took some photos of the locations used in the movie.
From Pienza, we drove to Montalpulciano. The scenery between these two towns is like a postcard. Unlike northern Tuscany, which is green rolling hills and vineyards; southern Tuscany is brown and green rolling hills with mostly crops of wheat, corn, hay and some scattered vineyards and olive orchards.
Finally, we drove to Cortona to spend the night, but ended up spending two nights. The villa used by Hollywood in the Under the Tuscan Sun movie is located in Cortona and of course we had to take photos of it.