Montalcino is a small town located near the breathtaking valley d`Orchia in the north of the ancient volcano Monte Amiata. This agricultural region is famous for its wheat, orchards, olive groves and of course winemaking. BRUNELLO wine is produced in Montalcino and is well known in Italy and abroad. This wine of the highest category has the status of DOCG.
The city is also famous for colorful parades during the feast day of the Madonna del Soccorso, the patron saint of the city. Many have heard of Montalcino’s festival of wine and jazz which takes place in June and "Thrush Feast" which takes place in October dedicated to the end of the hunting season. The city is firstly mentioned in the I century when the Emperor Louis the Pious gave these lands to the abbey of Saint Antim, near Montalcino. The city has long been under the power of Siena but after the fall of the Siena republic it was under control of Florence.
The tour to Montalcino starts with the Cathedral built in the name of Savior. Then, we will go to the city's main square Piazza del Popolo. We will visit the ancient fortress where we will see the citadel of Santo Martini, the ancient Basilica of St John and the tower. We will see the wine cellar in the basement. The we will come to the Romanesque church of St. Agostino, which is located next to the Diocesan Museum where yo may enjoy the works by famous artists Lorenzetti and Martini.
Transfer to Montalcino - Florence takes about 1 hour 40 minutes.
The price includes a transfer Florence - Montalcino.
During the tour you will be accomponied with the driver.
The price does not include the cost of tickets to museums and cathedrals, lunch and dinner in the restaurant, service of professional guide.
Service of professional guide must be ordered in advance and paid separately.
You can combine a tour to Montalcino and Siena, which will save your money.
|Tour to Montalcino (5 hours)||190€|
|Tour to Montalcino and Siena (7 hours)||270€|
|Tour to Montalcino - Montepulciano - Siena||350€|
|Tour to Montalcino - Montepulciano - Siena - Valdichiana Outlet Vilage||350€|
By combining a tour of Montalcino with a visit to Siena, you will save 100 €.
The cost of the tour includes a combined maximum of 8 working hours of the driver, each additional hour is paid at the rate of 20 € per hour. Maximum number of people is 7.
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