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Montalcino

Montalcino

Flavours and history converge in the Brunello capital of the world

It was made famous by Brunello, one of the world’s best red wines. But Montalcino is also a magnificent city of art which, from its hill, dominates the 3000 hectares of vineyards (1500 for Brunello) that have given it fame and wealth. Straddled between the basins of the Ombrone and the Orcia, the centre is overlooked by the Fortress built in 1361 to consolidate the fact that Montalcino had become a possession of Siena. A second symbol of Montalcino is the slim tower of the Town Hall built between the 13th and 14th centuries. At the foot of the tower Piazza del Popolo and the Gothic Loggia. ...

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A trip through the Val d’Orcia

Discovering Tuscany's beautiful southern lands

In the heart of the lands surrounding Siena, you’ll find perfect, essential landscape with hills, furrows, winding rivers and cypresses. ...

The Eroica: white roads and vintage bicycles

Explore Siena's Chianti, Crete and Val d'Orcia areas

It has become a must for cycle lovers, who want to take part in this truly unique rally in one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. ...

Dive into nature: Tuscany’s outdoor hot baths

Visit the region's hot springs

Tuscany’s volcanic soil in places like Monte Amiata is rich with natural hot springs whose water regenerates body and soul. ...

Land of bold Sienese reds

Trip through Chianti, Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia

Siena Tourist Information Office The province of Siena boasts three of the most notable and acclaimed red Italian wines. ...

Tuscan towns with "Orange Flags"

35 towns receive award by the Touring Club

Tuscany is synonymous with excellence thanks to its amazing historic and artistic treasures that seem to stop time in its tracks. ...

On the transhumance trail in Siena

The best way to see the area is on horseback

The landscape of Siena is a breathing work of art, replete with ancient hamlets, winding streets, picturesque cypress trees, castles and rolling ...

Siena area, Montalcino

Art, nature and beautiful wine

Make your way out of the city of Siena, through the countryside of the Siena Crete and Val d'Orcia, where you will find yourself in the ...

Leg 13: Ponte d’Arbia to San Quirico d’Orcia

In Sigerico's footsteps in the Val d’Orcia

Starting from Ponte d’Arbia, this 27.4 km leg takes about 6 hours to complete. ...

Touring Central-South Tuscany on a motorcycle

Grand tour famous cities, places, foods

This itinerary cuts through central Tuscany and then heads south and ends up on the coast. ...

Motorcycle trip through Siena, Val d'Orcia and Chianti

Paved and dirt roads from Siena to San Casciano dei Bagni

One of the things a great ride must include is a road that is part paved and part dirt road, that takes you through hills, fields, and ...

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