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Black Friday in Tuscany

Black Friday in Tuscany

By Cameron Hewitt

Fortunately, “Black Friday” in Tuscany is pure pleasure. Work crews were just setting up the town Christmas decorations, and the golden-stone lanes were ours alone. And my wife and her sister enjoyed the sales clerk’s undivided attention as they tried on some shoes…a perfect early Christmas present for each other. World-famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wines, this town can be a little intimidating for low-end-intermediate wine-lovers like us. Enjoying a stand-up slice of pizza overlooking Montalcino’s main square — not missing stateside strip malls and food courts one bit — we decided we’d had enough shopping for this Black Friday.