Montalcino, from a height of 567 meters, known medieval village perched high on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside and on which stands the imposing fourteenth-century fortress.
In the maze of alleys, craft shops, small cafes and resales of typical food products (in addition to the famous wine is honey and local biscuits called “dead bones”) you can find many historical buildings of great artistic and cultural value, such as the beautiful Palazzo Comunale, the Bishop’s Palace which houses the museums of Montalcino and the churches of St. Augustine, and St. Francis Sant’Egidio, in addition to the sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso.
Montalcino undoubtedly lives of many souls. Symbol of the Sienese since, in 1555, offered the Republican government the last refuge against the empire of Charles V, is, by contrast, the extreme offshoot of the soil before the Sienese Maremma forests and steep Amiatine and you can not silence of the soul of wine making Montalcino, home of Brunello that has been called the best and most famous Italian wine known around the world.
Just outside town, near Castelnuovo Abbot, in the valley of Starcia is the Romanesque abbey of Sant ‘Antimo, founded by Charlemagne in 781, wrapped in an atmosphere almost enchanted.