Tag: Montalcino

Monticchiello

The entrance to Monticchiello is from Porta Sant’Agata, with the two defending towers on the side, which still display the emblem of Siena. The urban structure is unusually spacious, without the usual oppressive narrow alleys, with plenty of large squares paved with stone. Every summer is on stage the “Teatro Povero” (literally: Poor Theatre) written, directed and interpreted by the… Read more →

Pienza

Pienza is located in the Val d’Orcia and is most famous for the cheese made from sheep’s milk: the pecorino cheese. This cheese is possible to test it in the stores that you find in the village and is fantastic and famous around the world. Pecorino is also possible to test it in the local restaurants that combine with pasta… Read more →

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Montepulciano

Does the name ‘Montepulciano’ reminds you anything? Have you ever heard about its famous red wine, the ‘Nobile di Montepulciano’? A wine fit for the tables of nobleman for its qualities, perfect in both winter and summer, aromatic, fleshy, and never sour. And that’s not all.   Montepulciano is a medieval town perched on top a rocky hill, that is… Read more →

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Montalcino

The birth of Montalcino can be traced around the tenth century, although there is a previous document (715), signed by the Lombard king Liutprand, in which he cites the dispute between the Diocese of Siena and Arezzo for the possession of some churches existing in the territory of Montalcino. Itself thanks to its strategic location, Montalcino in 1110 became a… Read more →