Sunday lunch in Montone

It was one of the 10 most beautiful days in all eternity yesterday. I’ve never seen it so clear. Temperatures in the 70s F. We had already planned to go to Antica Osteria in Montone for lunch so off we went. Montone is the nearby hill town. It is only about 10 minutes from our house. It is a beautiful stone and brick village which is very tidy and well cared for. They are famous for their annual film festival. It was started by one of the Monte Python people who lives in Montone part of the year. All 800 residents work for a week to put on the festival. They have 4 big screens set up around town and each as it’s own little restaurant and bar manned by the citidine. Anyway, I took a few pictures of the town, of course!

One of many gates into town. We chose to enter through this one.
montone_gate

The clock tower above the main square, which is quite small but still manages to have a restaurant and a bar and a Tabacchi. The bells ring every quarter hour.
clock_tower

View from our outside table in the square.
montone_street

My carpaccio starter.
carpaccio

I think this is the first time I’ve had lamb chops since we moved here. These were good but I like them a bit rarer than they were. Served on arugula salad with tomatoes.
chops

We bumped into friends who ate near us and brought Monte along. He looks bored.
monte

On the way out of town. Pretty vista.
gate3

gate2

And here is the town as we drove past it after we had gone down the hill. Perches right on top of two hills.
hill_town

4 thoughts on “Sunday lunch in Montone

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    It sure was glorious and I bet the Abruzzo with its mountain and sea views was amazing! Finally free of winter and cold!

  2. Raymond Setzer

    It certainly was a gorgeous day. In Abruzzo the mountains were stunning. Turn around, and the clearest view to the Adriatic since we have been here. How did we get so lucky. đŸ™‚

  3. royane mosley

    I am sure we have been there ages ago, not knowing about the film festival and the the Monty P. fella. Let us know when the films are shown maybe we will be here and can make it!

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