An Italian Town in North Georgia
Traveling into the piedmont foothills of northern Georgia, I encountered this magical Italian style village nestled among vine covered slopes.
The vineyard is called Montaluce, and a large winery is florishing there, surrounded by villas and gardens that remind you of Tuscany.
Flower covered meadows and vegetable gardens are scattered over the verdant slopes.
Villas are built along the rows of vines and must follow the Italian style…
Montaluce is located about five miles northwest of Dahlonega, which was the site of the Georgia gold rush of the early 19th century. Today, the gold comes from a different source, the thousands of tourist who flock there every summer and fall to enjoy the history and small town charm of this college town that is the home of the University of North Georgia.
The Dahlonega Town Hall was built in 1836. Today it contains the Gold Museum…