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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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Follow the tracks of DOC wine in Tuscany

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

Throughout the world Tuscany brings to mind the sun, sea, nature and, in particular, a unique and romantic succession of rolling hills covered ...

New Year's in the cellar: wines for toasting the holidays

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

The magical atmosphere of the holiday season dedicated to the flavours of the territories where the excellent wines of Tuscany are grown. ...

A biking tour of the Sienese countryside - Giro delle Terre Sienese

An inspiring and evocative itinerary

Point of departure and arrival: Poggibonsi Distance: 395 km Total climb: 7,010 metres Type of road: mostly asphalt Type of bike: hybrid, road ...

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. ...

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. ...

Art and culture of Val d'Orcia

Discover hills, hamlets and monuments of extraordinary charm

Val d'Orcia, this fascinating oasis of nature and culture, is set among acres of olive groves, oak forests and vineyards. ...

Cycling in the heart of the Val d’Orcia

Be enchanted by unique and unforgettable landscapes

Type of road surface: tarmac; rough, beaten track Type of bicycle: mountain bike, hybrid Ideal for: biking tourists, cycling enthusiasts ...

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. ...

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 ...

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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