experiences in Montalcino

From your base in Montalcino you can explore the beautiful region of Tuscany with its breathtaking landscapes and beautiful nature.  Discover the beautiful medieval villages, visit the vineyards and indulge in wonderful meals. We have and selected exclusive excursions for our guests, our local guides can help you discover Siena with its twice yearly Palio horse race, the val d’Orcia region, visit the renowned wine makers, taste the Tuscan Pecorino and the Cinta Senese, immerse yourself in the woods looking for Truffles or soar high above it all in a hot air balloon.

classical wine tour and tasting at Castiglion Del Bosco

Castiglion del Bosco is one of the oldest wineries in Montalcino, one of the foundators of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino in 1967. The winery offers various types of tours, including the Classic Tour: an excellent opportunity to get to know Brunello, and Montalcino and all the wines of Castiglion del Bosco. The wine experts will guide you through the entire production process “from the vine to the wine” during the visit to the cellar and the aging room.

The tour will end with a guided tasting of four different labels of our production, including Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello Riserva Millecento. During the tasting, the wines will be accompanied by fresh bread or breadsticks, together with our extra virgin olive oil and our own production of honey.

Cancellation policy is 48 hours. Reservation is required.

For enquiries http://wine.castigliondelbosco.com

For further information please contact wine@castigliondelbosco.com or call +3905771913822

 Cultural guided visits (Siena and surrounding area)
 Taste the Tuscan Pecorino and explore the Cinta Senese
 Wine Tasting at a local wine maker with tour of Vineyard and Cellars
 Half a day visit to three winemaker Vineyards and Cellars with wine tasting and lunch
 Truffle hunting in the woods
 Bicycle excursions
 Hiking

We are here to satisfy all your requests with a SI at SI Montalcino Hotel!

the area

Montalcino is the homeland of Brunello, which is known as the “best and most celebrated Italian wine”. Montalcino is situated on a hill from where the beautiful and imposing twelfth century Fortress dominates the countryside below.  The Palazzo Vescovile is a must see, it houses the museum of Montalcino with important paintings by artists from Siena of the thirteenth through fifteenth century such as Bartalo di Fredi, the Sodoma, Bartolomeo Neroni.  The Palazzo Comunale, the Sant’Antimo Crucifix, dating back to mid 1100 and the churches of Sant’Egidio, San Francesco and Sant’Agostino should be seen as well.  You won’t want to miss the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso.

Another beautiful sight in this region is the Abbey of Saint Antimo a former Benedictine monastery dating back to the times of Charlemagne in 781.  Last but not least are the castles surrounding Montalcino, especially the Castello Banfi, known also as Poggio alle Mura, erected in the era of Longobards.

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