WHEN TO GO
The last weekend in May there is the “Mostra del Chianti Wine Market”, festival dedicated to local wine which ends with a show of fireworks from Sonnino park. In June there is the Wild Boar Festival in July and the Festival of Ficattola, a kind of fried bread with local cold cuts. On August 18 is celebrated Sant’Ilicino Martyr, patron of Montespertoli. In November, the weekends are dedicated to the new wine, oil and truffles.
A short distance from Florence (20 km) is located in the countryside between Val di Pesa, Val d’Elsa and Val di Virginio. Montespertoli is a beautiful medieval town situated along the Via Volterrana that connects to the Via Francigena. It is worth visiting for its architectural beauty and wine and food products: DOCG wine, olive and truffle oil, so that together with the nearby Montaione is called “Truffle City”.
You can move by car and if you love cycling you can ride a bike the surrounding areas and the nearby villages of Poppiano, Lucardo, Botinaccio, Montegufoni and Sonnino.
WHAT TO SEE
Here it is above all the beauty of nature and the hills to reign. Nearby it is worth visiting the Castle of Montegufoni, Sonnino and Poppiano. tranquility of the surrounding countryside.
Among the places of interest in the village, the church of San Pietro in Mercato eleventh century, with the bell tower to the side and the Madonna and Child preserved inside. The rectory houses the Sacred Art Museum with reliquaries, paintings and silver. Other churches to see: Church San Biagio, Chiesa dei Santi Martino e Giusto, Church of San Lorenzo.
WHAT TO DO
You can visit wineries and farms to discover the products of the local gastronomy and the Wine Museum, where you can taste wines in combination with other Tuscan delicacies. You can follow the ancient Via di Castiglioni, an educational route that is a true eco-museum open to meet the historical and scenic heritage roads, houses, churches and Roman villas.
Municipality of Montespertoli
Piazza del Popolo, 1
+39 0571 6001