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Montalcino Travel Guide: 92 reviews and 337 photos
Quite impressive approaching Montalcino from the North or West. Crowning some of the most picturesque, Classic, Tuscan countryside - though not a lot of sites in the small town center, it's a nice stop for grabing a bite and of course sampling and buying vino from the world-class vineyards that surround the town. A few really great enotecca's in town will satisfy these desires.
On our visit, I found the suroundings of Montalcino more impressive than the town itself. I'm talking the views of countryside/rolling hills, vinyards, olive orchards, and the very special Abbazia di San Antimo. This historic Abbey, with it's tranquil Tuscan setting, is one of the most captivating spots in the Country.
See our travelogue below for some photos.
Home to Italy's king of the Vineyard, Brunello Di Montalcino. Arguably the countrys "best" and costliest wine. Also try Rosso di Montalcino, and on a good year, the potentially comparable Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (though for the full effect, head west to the actual town of Montepulciano and sample it there…)
Hey, in this region, you can hardly go wrong with the 3 euro a litre vino di casa, house wine.
- Pros:wonderful area of tuscany
- In a nutshell:checkout Montepulciano-more substance, Pienza-more charm
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