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Montalcino in TuscanyMontalcino is known all around the world, especially thanks to its wine, the famous "Brunello di Montalcino".
The town, which takes its name from the many oaks (Montalcino = mountain of oaks) widespread in the area and represented in the coat of arms, is located between the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Orcia, close to Pienza and Monte Amiata.

Probably founded by Etruscans, it was a Abbey of Sant'Antimo possession first and an independent comune after, Montalcino grown a lot thanks to long periods of peace and prosperity, interrupted by episodes of war. Among them the long war between Florence and Siena, where Montalcino acted as a satellite of Siena or the internecine war between Ghibellines and Guelphs, until the victory of Florence over Siena in 1554, when Montalcino resisted for 4 years before to fell under the Florentines and 3 centuries later annexed with them to the Kingdom of Italy.

To visit in Montalcino: The castle of Montalcino, that is practically intact to this day, the Civic Museum, with its important collection of Sienese paintings.

Visit Montalcino, TuscanyFestivity: the last weekend of October there's the Montalcino Sagra del Tordo - Festival of the Thrush
a feast dedicated to the hunting tradition, with a costume parade on Saturday and a feast at the Montalcino castle on Sunday.
The four areas of Montalcino - Pianello, Travaglio, Ruga and Borghetto - compete in an archery tournament.

A similar feast is the "Tournament for the Opening of the Hunting Season" on August, for the starting of hunting season.

Montalcino is famous also for its "Jazz and Wine" festival in July, with many famous Italian and international jazz artists.

In September there's the "Honey Week", a honey and beehive products show market.

We can't miss to mention the Brunello of Montalcino, one of the famoust Italian red wine, made with Montalcino Sangiovese grapes. It's reknowed all around the world for it's dark color, close to black, that's why its name "Brunello" that means "Nice dark one". Read also Wine of Siena.

How to reach Montalcino: from Siena take to Buonconvento (SS2) and then for Montalcino.

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Book your hotel in MontepulcianoMontalcino offers many opportunities to those who want to spend their holidays there.
You can stay in a hotel, in a bed & breakfast or guesthouse, or you can rent a residence or an apartment, depending on your needs.

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