Before you get to the wine, spend some time wandering the city and enjoying the architecture. Make a stop at the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, which was built in 814. Visit Pieri Palace, which was formerly a lodging for royalty and is now a top attraction for history buffs and wine lovers. Tour Bibbiano Castle, which was built in the 14th century, take a look at the artwork in the Museum Civico e Diocesano, and make sure to take photos while you explore.
For those who want to experience the wine culture, take a day trip from Montalcino to the Tuscan wine country. Make sure to taste Brunello di Montalcino and Sangiovese reds, which are the most popular wines in the region. Spend some time at Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona vineyard to see one of the best examples of Brunello grape growing, or head over to the Podere Il Cocco region to taste delicious reds and whites. And, if you want to stay local, spend some time at Fortezza di Montalcino, which is a historic building with an onsite winery.
When to Visit in Montalcino
The best time to visit Montalcino is between April and June because the weather isn’t too hot and there is hardly any rain. If you want to experience the colours of fall, make your way to Sarteano between October and November but keep in mind that fall is often the rainy season. Also, note that the seasons with the best weather often attract the most tourists. If you want a trip that’s less crowded and slightly cheaper, consider visiting Montalcino in the offseason.
How to Get to Montalcino
Getting to Montalcino is easiest when travelling from Rome, Florence, and Siena. If coming from Florence or Rome, you can rent a car, take a bus, or hop on a train. From Florence, driving is the cheapest option and takes under two hours. There are no direct bus journeys from Florence so it will take under three hours to reach Montalcino. Driving from Rome is the fastest method of travel to Montalcino, taking under three hours. Since there’s no direct bus from Rome, it will take over four hours to travel to Montalcino.
Where to Stay in Montalcino
Montalcino is full of beautiful accommodations from Italian Breaks. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or some quality time with your family, we’ve got something for you. Grab one of our that overlooks the countryside, or opt for one with a private pool. Families can choose from villas that are equipped for kids and close to the main attractions. No matter which Montalcino villa you choose, you can expect beauty, inspiration, and comfort.
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