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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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Discovering the countryside around Siena

An ocean of rolling landscapes

A journey through the Siena countryside must be undertaken with the same spirit of those who embarked on the journey of the Grand Tour. ...

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 ...

Spiritual journeys in Val d'Orcia

A tour through the important Cathedrals of the region

Chianciano Terme is located on a ridge between the wild Val d'Orcia – declared a human patrimony by UNESCO – and the fertile Val di Chiana. ...

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 ...

Florence to Siena along the wine trail

Enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful area south of Florence

If you enjoy camping and want to see the wine country south of Florence, here is a wonderful itinerary for you. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Nature, history and wine in the Terre Senesi

The Val d'Orcia and the Val d'Elsa: enjoying Tuscany in the open air

Chianti is not the only area of Tuscany renown for its fine wines. Further south, between Chiana and the Val d’Orcia is a Renaissance gem, the ...

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