Our itinerary begins in Montalcino, winding through the heart of the historic village, visiting its 13th-century walls, Santo Martini keep, fortress and San Giovanni tower. Brunello di Montalcino is produced in this unparalleled scenery in the Siena countryside, nestled between the pains of Monte Amiata and the forests of the Maremma. The most famous Italian red wine in the world, bestowed with a strong aroma and structured, balanced flavour, is a unique pleasure sip after sip. This elegant wine pairs perfectly with traditional Tuscan cuisine of meat, mushrooms and truffles.
If you decide to visit Montalcino, note that the town hosts Benvenuto Brunello in the winter, an event that offers journalists, experts and curious wine lovers the chance to taste local wines.
With a glass of Brunello in one hand and a plate of local cheeses in theother, you’ll be ready to continue on to the next stop: Montepulciano!