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Montalcino; The cradle of Tuscan Wines


Montalcino is a small town in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. It’s known for its wine, and it’s home to many of the best wineries in the world. It also boasts amazing scenery and a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The town has been producing wine since the Middle Ages, and some of its wines can sell for thousands of dollars per bottle.

You’ll know when you’ve arrived in Montalcino because of the famous vineyards surrounding it. These vineyards have been producing wine since Roman times – when Julius Caesar built his villa here! There are also many wineries where tourists can visit and taste some delicious samples of locally made wines. In fact, Montalcino is known as “the cradle of Tuscan wines.”

Getting to Montalcino

There are several ways to get to Montalcino from other parts of Italy. You can fly into Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR). Both airports are about an hour away from Montalcino by car or train, but if you’re traveling by train you’ll need to take a bus from the station in Rome or Florence to get there (it takes about 45 minutes). If you’re driving from the United States to Montalcino via car or bus, then you’ll need to cross into Italy at one of the border crossings on either side of Lake Como: Chiasso/Varese (Switzerland), Como/Lecco (Italy), Lake Como Southeast Side (Italy), Torre Canavese/Ivrea (Italy)

To see

The Castle of Montalcino

Constructed in 1375 by order of Pope Gregory XI as part of his campaign against heretics in southern Tuscany, it was later used as a prison until being abandoned after World War II. Today it is open to visitors who can tour its three floors and see its courtyard garden where prisoners once worked in chains during their incarceration.

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

The Abbey of Sant’Antimo, Italian: Abbazia di Sant’Antimo, is a former Benedictine monastery in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the municipality of Montalcino, Tuscany, central Italy. About 10 km from Montalcino and 9 km from Via Francigena, the Roman pilgrimage route.

Cathedrale Satissimo Salvatore

Santissimo Salvatore Cathedral, also known as Montalcino Cathedral, is one of the most important religious buildings in the old town. It dates back to 1000, but was declared a cathedral by Pope Pius II some 450 years later. The neoclassical style dates back to the 19th century, when the cathedral was almost completely renovated between 1818 and 1832. A nice little park surrounds the square with a picturesque view over the rooftops of the old town.

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