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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