Free wine and food tastings and tours July 31 for the Festival of Beato Colombini

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Festival of the Blessed Beato Colombini
Sunday, July 31
all day
Fattoria dei Barbi
Località Podernovi 170
Montalcino (Siena)

The winery will be open all day long for free wine and food tastings and tours of the winery and Brunello museum.

The Taverna dei Barbi, the estate’s classic farmhouse restaurant, will also be offering a prix fixe menu for 29 Euros.

For more info, email or call +39 0577 841111.

About the “Beato Colombini,” the Blessed John Colombini:

The Blessed John Colombini was a Sienese patrician who turned his back on the trappings of aristocratic life during the Middle Ages to embrace a life of poverty and charity.

Check out this entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia on the Blessed John Colombini and for a quicker but also informative read, the Wikipedia entry on his life.

Lastly, see this Wikipedia entry on the order he founded, the Jesuati.

Below: “An Episode in the Life of Blessed John Colombini” by fifteenth-century painter and miniaturist Priamo della Quercia (image via Wikipedia). The panel is found in the Ospedale della Scala in Siena (image via Wikipedia).

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