Brunello Region

Montalcino is a beautiful medieval city surrounded a magnificent countryside and located to the south of Siena on a hill at more than 500 meters above sea level.

This is the production area of the Brunello di Montalcino

This position with other aspects, gives this wine some different flavours and aromas that during the years has become one of the most famous and expensive wines in the world.

Excellent wine? Genuine food? Not too touristy area? Tiny medieval villages?....if you want all of these you have only one answer : the Brunello region!

The historical centre of this town is dominated by a medieval fortress “la Rocca”, from its walls you can admire nature and landscape of the Val d’Orcia area, the Crete Senesi and the hills of Maremma.

Red wine, grappa, extra virgin olive oil, wineries, villages, walls, fortresses, home made fresh pasta, cheese, agriturismo and a lot of fun are only some of the “ingredients” that you absolutely cannot miss!

Some places to visit:

San Quirico-
It is a charming walled town on the northern edge of the Val d’Orcia. It still conserves beautiful buildings such as the Collegiata, a magnificent example of Romanesque art in sandstone and travertine, the Magistrate’s Palace and amazing Italian gardens, the Horti Leonini.
The town, full of workshops where artisans still craft the local products, is timeless.

Bagno Vignoni-
On the Cassia road lies this small town, famous since medieval times, for its hot springs resort. There it still remains a thermal water basin in travertine in the middle of the main square.
Nowadays Bagno Vignoni is well-known and appreciated the world over as an esteemed thermal location situated in the heart of the Val d’Orcia.

Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore-
This Abbey is located in Crete Senesi surrounded by the thick forest that overlooks all this area below. The entrance is through a cypress avenue that leads to the impressive austere late-gothic church with its own cloisters, gardens and library.

Val d’Orcia-
 Located in the southern part of Siena, the Val d’Orcia enjoys a splendid view of nature such as stretching hills covered with vegetation crisscrossed by rows of cypress trees linked to small towns of Medieval and Renaissance origin.
This harmony has brought the Val d’Orcia to be honourably recognized by Unesco World Heritage Site of Humanity in July 2004