Montalcino is a well-known place for the production of the Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines, Tuscan excellences that are appreciated all around the world. This splendid village is on top of Mount Amiata, at the end of Val d’Orcia on the administrative border of the province of Grosseto.
Its foundation is probably of Etruscan origin, indeed the actual town presents all the features of the middle ages with wall surrounding the town.
Montalcino is mentioned for the first time in a document dated 29th December 814, when Emperor Ludwig the Pius provided the territory sub monte Lucini (now, Montalcino) to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
This abbey is a unique example of pre-gothic architecture and is places in a marvelous valley from which you can see the view of the countryside.
Pilgrims’ path… and motorbike riding trip!