We had a beautiful day in Montepulciano. The weather cooperated for the most part. Actually, the rain stayed away until about 17:00. We had just been sitting at a table in the grand piazza talking to Jay from Texas, said our good-byes and the drops started. The grand piazza is at the very top of Montepulciano. Our apartment is at the very bottom! We ran down the streets until we got to the coffee shop at Piazza Erbe. We dashed in only to join others who had sought shelter. We were greeted with big smiles and lots of Ciao Ciao Ciao (you aren’t allowed to say it just once) from our barista. We really like this place. They are such sweet people and the espresso is the cheapest in town at 1 euro a cup. Also, they make fantastic hot chocolate! We threw back a quick espresso and waited a few minutes to see if it would let up. Not much luck, so we ran a little further down the street to the wine bar that is right around the corner from the apartment. Yep, we had a lovely glass of the local super Tuscan while we waited for the rain to let up. Finally, we got a reprieve and made it the rest of the way home. Here are some of the hundreds (no exaggeration) of pictures we took today.