This village is considered one of the most picturesque and evocative of Tuscany. Surrounded by its double ringed wall and dotted with towers (of which 13 are still intact), it dominates the Val d'Elsa area by retaining its old medieval atmosphere.
Però che, come in su la cerchia tonda
Monteriggion di torri si corona...
(Dante Alighieri, Inferno Canto XXXI)
Today it is still as if it were in the age of Dante; with the encompassing walls which overlook and dominate the plains, the towers, two gates, the small square with the well.
Worldwide known for its vineyards and its famous Brunello , Montalcino has maintained its charming medieval setting where you can enjoy incredible views from the hilltop.
ABBAZIA DI SANT'ANTIMO :
This magnificent architectural complex dating back to eleventh century Roman times, is a place of reflection and prayer. The Abbey fascinates the traveler with the mystical peace and serenity that surrounds it.
ABBAZIA DI MONTE OLIVETO:
Set on a Crete Senesi hilltop in a grove of cypress trees, oaks and pines, it is one of the most important monuments of Tuscany; for both its territorial-historical importance, as for the large number of works of art it contains.
At the heart of Val d'Orcia , transformed and enriched by Pope Pius Piccolomini II, it is still an outstanding example of urban renaissance.
And of course there are the famous FIRENZE, PISA, CHIANTI, SAN GALGANO, BUONCONVENTO, SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA, MASSA MARITTIMA, MONTEPULCIANO, CRETE SENESI, TERME, MAREMMA...