To the south of Siena is a classic fairytale hilltop town, set within a full circle of fortified walls and watched over by a mighty castle of medieval perfection.

Montalcino,is a beautiful village immersed in the breathtaking Val d’Orcia, renowned all over the world for the production of its precious Brunello Red wine.
The town has scarcely changed in appearance since the 16th century. Once you get up to the town, a magnificent spectacle unfolds for your eyes:
rolling sunny hills dotted with flowers, ancient oak trees, olive groves, scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards and isolated cypress trees atop hills.The town has been made incredibly rich and famous by its Brunello wine, one of the world’s best and most appreciated Italian wines.
Montalcino was already well-known for its fine red wines during the 15th century.

The historical center is dominated by the mighty and imposing Rocca or fortress built in 1361 to mark the passage of Montalcino under the domination of Siena.

The views from its ramparts are spectacular, stretching towards Monte Amiata, across the Crete to Siena, and across all of the Valdorcia and the hills of Maremma.