Paloma, has company, being parked on what is a fairly rare thing, with neighbours, a few Italian motorhomes at a sosta in Montefiascone (N42.53324 E12.04264). Why so much company in October?
More on the wine later ….
From the Sosta we climb the hill uptowards the old town that dominates the skyline.
Another town which is a maze of small medieval streets,
Wine was very important in the life of the Romans, it was a religious offering to the gods, as well as a daily staple on patrician and plebeian (that’s you and me) tables alike.
According to the legend, this name was born around 1111 when a German bishop on his way to Rome for Henry V’s coronation asked his servant to scout out inns and to write “Est!” on the walls of those serving his favourite wines.
When the servant sampled the white wines of Montefiascone, his enthusiasm knew no bounds and he wrote Est! Est!! Est!!! on the wall.
Bonus pic time …..