Montalcino and Brunello Wine Tour
Montalcino is a strikingly beautiful medieval city sitting at top of a hill at more than 500 meters above sea level looking at the Orcia Valley that offers some of the best scenery in Tuscany. The soft rolling hills are punctuated by medieval hilltop towns , olive groves , vineyards and roads lined with cypress trees that create one picture postcard image after the other. Still surrounded by medieval walls, Montalcino is a very quiet town were you can relax yourself walking through the narrow, winding and steep streets and visiting some of the tipical shops where you can by the excellent BRUNELLO.
This is the perfect tour for the wine lovers who want to learn more about Brunello, Italy’s most famous wine. Go straight to the source to learn the secrets of winemaking in Montalcino, the ultimate experience for any Italian wine lovers. In our tours in fact, we stop in a top winery of the area: the Altesino castle wine estate , where you enjoy the visit of the wine cellar followed by a wine tasting of their best wines , from the Rosso di Montalcino to the high end Brunello .
A short drive through the beautiful hills will take us to the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo over a thousand years old. This church is currently managed by a small Benedictine congregation which is known for their Gregorian Chanting. Sant’Antimo is one of the most famous buildings along the Via Francigena, the Pilgrims road of Medieval times linking Roma and France.
Don’t forget to take your own picture of the most photographed row of cypress trees in the world before you commence your relaxing drive through the undulating hills back to your