Montalcino is set on a charming hill 564 m above sea level and retains its charm as an ancient medieval village. Its territory, part of the Natural and Cultural Artistic Park of the Val d'Orcia, is covered with vine cultivations from which the famous high-value Brunello wine is made.
Our itinerary will take us into the heart of these incredible vistas, where the vineyards fade into the distance and the mass of Mount Amiata stands out on the horizon as does the nearby Val d'Orcia. We will pass through Mediterranean-type forests and cultivated fields with typical Tuscan farms until we reach the architectural masterpiece of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo.
With a variant route, we will arrive on the main road that will take us straight into the heart of Montalcino.An experience not to be missed, at the center of the characteristic Tuscan Landscape.
Something to know:
The Abbey of Sant'Antimo represents the most important Romanesque monument in southern Tuscany. Built of splendid travertine, it stands strikingly isolated on a clearing surrounded by ancient trees and beautiful wheat fields. Founded in 781 by Charlemagne the abbey is documented as early as the second decade of the 9th century, a period to which a small building known as a chapel seems referable. The church as we know it today, on the other hand, can be traced back to a construction that began in 1118, the date is recorded in an inscription carved into the steps and shelf of the high altar.
The highlights we will visit in this proposal:
- The Territory Farms and the Brunello vineyards
- The views of Monte Amiata
- Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (the Saint Antimo Abbey)
The tour will take place on Sunday, November 6 at 9:00 am.