DISCOVERING MONTALCINO

Montalcino is worldwide famous among wine lovers for the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino but it's worth a visit despite everything.
The medieval village of Montalcino is placed on top of a rocky spur rising up to over 600 meters above sea level and it's completely encircled by fortified walls. Montalcino is placed in Val d'Orcia, a few kilometres from Pienza and the Crete Senesi and not far from Mount Amiata.

Thanks to its strategic position, just in the heart of genuine Tuscany, Montalcino offers the most varied itineraries: wine and food with the finest Brunello and its Sangiovese vineyards, the white truffle of San Giovanni d'Asso, and the Pecorino di Pienza. Naturalistic itineraries with the stunning landscapes of Val d'Orcia (an Unesco heritage site), the Crete Senesi, the hot water springs coming from Amiata

Art and culture of the enchanting villages nearby such as Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagni Vignone, Volterra, San Gimignano until reaching the territories of Chianti and Florence, the historical "rival".
We highly recommend you a wineries and vineyards tour, perhaps on horseback, along the Via Francigena route and a walking among the steep medieval Montalcino streets, leading to the fourteenth-century fortress, until to encircle the historic city gates. Do not miss a visit to the medieval abbey of Sant'Antimo, just outside the walled city.

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EVENTS IN MONTALCINO

Montalcino is all year long dynamic and there are many events you may enjoy during your stay here:

FEBRUARY – BENVENUTO BRUNELLO
presentation and tasting of the prestigious wines of Montalcino 

BRUNELLO CROSSING
walking race through Montalcino vineyards

MAY L’EROICA
leisure ride along the white roads among Val d’Arbia, Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi, passing through Montalcino

JULY – JAZZ & WINE
kermesse of the best Italian and international jazz in the evocative context of the Fortress

AUGUST  APERTURA DELLE CACCE
challenge of Montalcino neighborhoods in an archery competition which summons up the medieval tournaments

SEPTEMBER – THE HONEY WEEK
Montalcino, city of honey, organizes conferences and tastings of the beehive products

OCTOBER – GRANFONDO DEL BRUNELLO
a traditional mountain bike race

SAGRA DEL TORDO
main festival of Montalcino, in which the neighborhoods compete in medieval archery tournaments

FROM MARCH TO DECEMBERTRENO NATURA
experience the most beautiful landscapes of the lands of Siena travelling on a vintage steam train