WHEN TO GO
In summer or autumn, the period of festivals and events related to typical products. The first of September is the honey festival, in early October the feast of cockerel, the last week of October there is the famous Festival of the Thrush, an antique fair involving the four quarters of the city of pageants and competitions archery; in February the wine festival.
It is the municipality of the famous Brunello di Montalcino, red wine that makes the city famous. Montalcino is a charming medieval village in the Natural Park of Val d’Orcia. It is surrounded by walls and is dominated by an ancient castle. Here it is also a spa that collects healing waters that flow from the nearby Monte Amiata.
In the historic center you can move on foot, out of using your car, motorcycle, bus and bike.
WHAT TO SEE
The village has remained intact since the sixteenth century, surrounded by hills and the beautiful countryside landscapes. You can visit the old town with its fortress built in 1361 from which to see the beautiful view of the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi. Other buildings worth seeing are the characteristic long, narrow tower Palazo dei Priori overlooking the Piazza del Popolo, the Vescolvile Palace and the churches of S. Agostino, S. Egidio and San Francesco.
You can visit two museums, the Civic and Diocesan of Sacred Art and the Museum of Glass. Minutes from the village there is also the Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
WHAT TO DO
Montalcino is famous for its Brunello, and a winery tour is a must among the wineries in the area and a walk through the village shops. You can take a ride to the city market on Friday to find food and crafts such as ceramics. You can also do nature walks in the nearby countryside or in the villages of Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico, Pienza, Castiglione d’Orcia, Monte Amiata. In Montalcino you are also spas where you can regenerate and the Bagni di San Filippo, only free the surrounding spa area.
Via Costa del Municipio, 1 Montalcino (SI)