Anyway.. today I headed back to middle of the Tuscany, with anticipation what the Montepulciano medieval and Renaissance hill top town will reviel. Not sure why, but I was looking forward to visit it and was amazed.. Tuscany is definitely at its best in its small historic hill towns..
Fields around this town produce "a violet-scented, orange-speckled ruby" wine called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I read somewhere that Vino Nobile is known as Tuscany’s number-two red because it’s slightly less beefy than Montalcino’s Brunello.
By the way - there is also a Montepulciano grape and It should not be confused with the similarly named wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is made from predominantly Sangiovese (typical no1 Tuscany grape) and is named for the village it is produced in (..like many Italian towns it is the wine that comes from the area that defines them), rather than for containing any Montepulciano grapes in the blend. Confusing, a? :)
After nice rammble through the streets of Montepulciano, wine and cheese tasting in between, I arrived at Bagni Vignoni.
Bagno Vignoni is a small spa (306m) of medieval origin, although it was already know in Roman times, the fascinating tiny village is clustered around a large pool closed on three sides by the town walls, one metre and a half tall with water that flows at 52°.
I have cought another Last Minute deal and this night (to be precise - the afternoon and the night) ended up at Adler Thermae SPA resort. It was a finding! Absolute dream in the middle of the Tuscany fields and hills, just a footstep from the ancient town pool.
My Last minute deal included "Wine experience" - 2 treatments: "Red grape pealing, Brunello wine bath, oil relaxing massage with a wine tasting" and tomorrow will have a "Grape seed face peeling and regenerating treatment". The wine bath was superior experience... I was curious if I will be soaked in a bath of red and will come out blue..or what?.. It turned to be a termal water jacuzzi bath with a 3litres of gorgeous in smell Brunello wine (at least they said it's Brunello).. After the treatment and couple hours in termal pools before - my skin became baby soft.
Having some time before dinner, I have explored a souna areas... very cozy, beautiful places with wonderfull smells. I loved Grotta relax room - made to look like a cave I've been yesterday, with calming waterfall sound and a relaxing music in background.
Place is trully amazing!