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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. ...


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

Magic holidays between 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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Visit Tuscany's Taste Museums

Learn more about DOC wines, truffles and local products

Tuscany has perfumes and tastes all its own—every corner has something tasty to offer visitors, from the “frizzante” perfumes of its wines to the ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Via Francigena: the Montalcino variant

An alternative route in the Sienese area, stopping to admire the Abbey of Sant’Antimo

The long walk from Canterbury to Rome along the Via Francigena is incredibly tiring. ...

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 ...

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