Just a few kilometres from Torrita di Siena, tucked into the hills between Valdichiana and the Val d’Orcia lies Montefollonico, a characteristic medieval town surrounded by 13th century walls made from terracotta and “pietra spenta”. With its winding, narrow streets and small, rustic houses, the town is the perfect genuine glimpse into Tuscany.
The seasons transform the town day by day—silver in the winter, brilliant and vital in the spring, hot and enshrouded in autumn, and dazzling in the summer thanks to the high wheat shafts. Outdoor excursion and hiking are the best ways to truly discover this unique town. It is an area rich in everything from culture, to ecology, archaeology, nature and more.
The town is known as the “Borgo del Vin Santo”, the most famous liquor-wine in the world, which pairs fantastically with another Tuscan speciality: cantucci (biscotti-like almond cookies). It is an area filled with genuine products, tradition and flavours that mix and mingle in perfect harmony. Wandering around the town you will have numerous occasions to find rustic osterie, old farmhouses, mills or cellars turned into centers seeking to create the perfect blend of the traditional vin santo and the area’s rich history. The local cuisine is simple and boasts bread as its primary staple. Here visitors can delight in bread in thousands of shapes and flavors.
The perfect place to easily reach other wonderful treasures in the area: take a break in the thermal pools in Chianciano Terme or discover secrets of the fascinating Etruscan civilization in the hidden areas of Cetona and Chiusi.
Source: Comune di Torrita di Siena