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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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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