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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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Siena area, Montalcino

Art, nature and beautiful wine

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A trip through the Val d’Orcia

Discovering Tuscany's beautiful southern lands

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Follow the tracks of DOC wine in Tuscany

The cellars of Tuscany are open to delight the public with their wines

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New Year's holidays amongst the excellence of Tuscan wine: fine wines and the best taverns

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Exploring the Brunello legacy

An itinerary to taste the best wine in the world

There's no other place in Tuscany to find such world-class and internationally renowned wine than right here - in Siena. ...

Discover 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. ...

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