The area of Montalcino is world famous for the excellent quality of its wines, among the Brunello di Montalcino, one of the top ten wines of Italy.
A centuries-old viniculture has contributed to making this area a landscape of exquisite beauty where villas, castles and abbeys are signs of a soft human impact on nature.
FROM MONTALCINO TO S. ANTIMO ABBEY
An fascinating walk in the heart of Tuscany, through the realm of the Brunello di Montalcino! Our starting point is an Etruscan settlement of the 6th Century BC, which is located on hill which dominates the valleys of the Orcia, the Arbia and Ombrone river. Through forests and vineyards, a landscape soaked with history and with stunning views, we reach the Romanesque Abbey of St. Antimo, which according to an old legend, was founded due to a vow of Charlemagne.
Difference in altitude: 300 meters
Duration: 4 hours