What to do in Montalcino

They truly are unique monuments and activities to do in Montalcino!

A 20-minute drive from the Relais Osteria dell’Orcia, Montalcino is a fairytale medieval village that has remained alike since the 16th century.

Famous capital of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wine, it is now recognized all over the world for its beauty and typicality. At the top of a hill, it dominates the surrounding area offering an amazing view. The panorama of winding roads on the hills dotted with cypresses, ancient olive groves and, of course, fantastic vineyards is worthy of a postcard and will amaze photographers.

What to see in Montalcino

The streets of Montalcino are truly enchanting. Take a stroll among art and crafts shops, cafes, delicious traditional Tuscan restaurants and wine bars. The perfect opportunity to breathe a medieval atmosphere with the confort of modern times.

The fortress

This impressive construction has dominated the city since 1361. It has been a precious refuge for the inhabitants and for the Republic of Siena after their defeat against the Duchy of Florence during the famous battle of Scannagallo in 1554 (also know as the battle of Marciano).

Today the massive walls welcome festive events such as the traditional Jazz & Wine Festival which takes place in the fortress garden every year in July.

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Museums in Montalcino

The Civic and Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art exhibits paintings and sculptures. The Glass Museum traces the history of the birth of glass. Located inside the castle of Poggio alle Mura, the museum houses an interesting collection of tools for working glass used by the Egyptians up to the Romans but also by the great Venetian masters.

Wine tasting in Montalcino

The wines of the lands of Montalcino are famous all over the world and the “Brunello di Montalcino” is a perfect example of wine excellence of our country. Read our recommendations!

Viewpoints in Montalcino

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Making the tour of the Ancient Walls you can walk 4km. An easy panoramic walk of less than 2 hours.
Points of interest on the map: 14 – 16 – 18 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 6 – 7 – 13

With the internal path instead it will take you for an artistic, historical and panoramic tour of Montalcino.
Points of Interest on the map: 2 – 19 – 1 – 3 – 22 – 4 – 5 – 23 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 15 – 17 – 18

With the “Gradini e le 10 Piagge” route you will make a 1km long tour.
Points of Interest on the map: 10 – 8 – 9 – 4 – 20 – 18 – 21 – 12 – 13 – 19

Historic buildings in Montalcino

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The characteristic and famous narrow tower of the Palazzo dei Priori overlooks the main square. All around the main square, known as Piazza del Popolo, you will find beautiful shops of local artisan products but also wine bars where you can taste the finest nectars of the area.

Also worth visiting are the churches of Sant ‘Agostino, Sant’ Egidio and San Francesco but also the Palazzo Vescovile.

A few minutes by car, the splendid Abbazia Sant’Antimo awaits you.

Guide to Brunello & Rosso di Montalcino.

Read our guide and find out everything you need to know about these wines recognized worldwide for their qualities.

You will have understand that their is much to do in Montalcino for example the discovery of the white truffle, during the festival par excellence held in San Giovanni d’Asso, a few minutes from Montalcino. Alone, with your love one or with your family we are sure the city will delight you and provide you with a truly Italian holiday experience.

Before visiting Montalcino do not forget to take a look at the weather, in order to better organize outdoor visits and the various tastings that this beautiful country gives you.

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