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Stop At: Montalcino 564, Piazza del Popolo 36, 53024, Montalcino Italy
Montalcino is a characteristic medieval village known for its wine and its vineyards. We will arrive along narrow and steep roads, but once we reach the top the views are wonderful! It is thanks to these splendid views that Montalcino, along with the whole valley, was recognized in 2004 as a World Heritage Site. Montalcino is also famous for its prized wine production, starting with that of Brunello.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: San Quirico d'Orcia Italy
San Quirico d’Orcia is located in the heart of the Val d’Orcia and is an ancient village of probable Etruscan origin, immersed in a landscape made of olive groves, vineyards and ancient oak woods. It is a territory where one can admire with wonder the perfect balance achieved over the centuries between natural landscape and the work of man.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino Italy
The abbey of Sant’Antimo is a monumental Romanesque structure from the 12th century. and one of the highest examples of Romanesque-French in Italy. According to legend the abbey was founded by Charlemagne in 781. The king and his army stopped here on the way back from Rome because the soldiers were plagued by an unknown pestilence. An angel appeared to Charlemagne telling him to make his soldiers drink an infusion prepared with local grass. The cure worked and the army was saved, so the king decided to build the church as a sign of thanks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Fortress of Tentennano, Near Rocca d'Orcia, 53023, Castiglione D'Orcia Italy
From the first glance we will understand the reasons that led to the construction of the Rocca: from the great rock of limestone that hosts it it was in fact possible to control the path of the underlying Via Francigena and the access to the Gorges of the Orcia through which the communication routes passed towards and from the Maremma. A virtually impregnable location. The first records that attest to the existence of a settlement called Tintinnano date back to the year 853. La Rocca is also famous for having hosted Saint Catherine of Siena in 1377, who according to legend learned here to read and write thanks to a miracle.
Duration: 40 minutes