Excursions

05. Poggio alle Mura, Camigliano, Montalcino S. Antimo, S. Angelo in Colle

Sant'Antimo © Michele Ruffaldi SantoriTaking the province road from Monticello towards Paganico you will come after 11km to a turning towards Montalcino. 6km further on you reach Poggio alle Mura, an impressive medieval castle, situated on a hill above the Orcia and Ombrone valley, surrounded by vineyards. a glass museum (private collection), a luxury restaurant. One of the nicest wine shops of the Brunello area makes this place worthwhile visiting.

If one carries on towards Monticello it’s recommended to choose a small side road through Camigliano, a beautiful village which seems to be still like in the old times.

After a few kilometres you reach Montalcino. Already settled by Etruscans it nowadays shows mainly its medieval beauty: the Palazzo dei Priori (13th and 14th century), the castle (1361),the church S.Agostino (14th century).Many wine shops in the town offer a wide variety of the famous Brunello di Montalcino and regional specialities.

10km further south east you come to Abbazia di S.Antimo. According to the legend the monastery was founded by Charles the Great. The church was built by Benedict monks in 1118. Frescos from the 15th century decorate the walls.

At this peaceful place the visitor immerses into a mystic atmosphere, specially on the Sunday mass, when the monks’ chorus is singing Gregorian songs.

A little excursion to the pretty village of S.Angelo in Colle and back on the province road to Monticello.

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