Montone Weather Update


For all of our friends who follow the doings in Montone….we are freezing!  Two afternoons ago, a fierce wind blew in a storm front and within 10 or 15 minutes, we had a huge temperature drop. There has been hail storms, and SNOW on some of the surrounding hills.  Carla Benzina (she runs the little gas station in town, and no, her last name in not really Benizina) all of her flowers have died because of the frost.  We thought we were about to have a tornado last night! High winds, rain, tree branches down everywhere. We’ve had to bring in all of our potted plants at the restaurant.
I’m really worried about the grape harvest as this comes at a critical time and could be a disaster for the local vintners. First Piemonte gets pounded with rain, and now we get this incredible cold snap.  Very crazy weather!


  1. amy hunsinger on September 6, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    wow! crazy weather. hope you were safe and dry inside. love hearing about what is going on in montone though! i recognize that arch. makes me homesick for your town! next time we will definitely bring the kiddos. thanks for the invite! ok, i have a post idea. if you ever get a chance, would love to see some pics of your home in montone! it would be so fun to see some glimpses of a (home, apartment, what would it be called there?) in an italian historic town! 🙂

  2. Judith Klinger on September 7, 2007 at 3:29 am

    Really strange weather…it’s still cold. I hate it when we have to close the windows because then we can’t hear the bells ring, and then I have no idea what time it is!
    OK, I’ll post some photos of our house (and our kitties).

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