Montalcino, Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Montalcino is a small hilltown is located to the west of Pienza, close to Crete Senesi, an area in the surroundings of Siena of picturesque hills and woods.
The small town is renowned for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, made of a grape called Sangioveto Grosso, a clone of Chianti's Sangiovese, carefully handled and extra-aged, a DOC wine since 1966 and among the most famous Italian quality wines.
Population: about 5,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 53024 -- Phone Area Code: 0577
What to see
- Churches with frescoes of the Sienese School
- the Rocca, a ruined castle
- Sant'Antimo, a nearby Benedictine abbey
- Museo del Vetro e della Bottiglia J.F.Mariani in the Castle of Poggio alle Mura, which exhibits a collection of bottles and glasses from the late Roman times to the present, including a large section of English bottles of the 18th century, Murano ancient glasses and art Nouveau silver and glass bottles.
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