Visit of Montalcino
It is difficult to believe that Montalcino, one of the prettiest hill towns in Tuscany, was once used as a pawn in the warring struggle for power between its neighbors that initiated a centuries long decline, ended only by the creation of the world class wine Brunello di Montalcino.
Despite its stormy past the town, founded in the early 10th century, remains un-spoiled and rich in history. Located south of Siena in the isolated and steep countryside, nestled inside a protective wall, Montalcino maintains its pict uresque charm. From the avenues that skirt the walls, to its art-inspiring scenic views and the piazzas set among small, to its narrow streets, lush gardens, rows of olive trees and gaggle of precious grape vines responsible for the towns rebirth, Montalcino is almost perfect!