MONTALCINO AND THE ABBEY OF ST. ANTIMO
Montalcino is a medieval town perched on top of a hill in a dominant position over the surrounding territory. This determined the history of this site: Montalcino in fact was a natural outpost for the Republic of Siena throughout the Middle Ages. The Fortress represents the most important evidence of that history.
Montalcino is famous all over the world for its red wine, the Brunello, one of the best wines in the world.
For art lovers it is possible to visit the beautiful Municipal Museum.
We will then move to the Abbey of St. Antimo.
In the Middle Ages the Francigena route connected northern Europe to Rome and thousands of pilgrims travelled this way to St. Peters’ Tomb. The marvelous Abbazia di St. Antimo situated along that route is still a silent witness of that devotion.
It is possible to end the tour visiting a Brunello wine producer admiring its cellars and tasting wine.
(Paid visit upon reservation)
December 16, 2015