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Montalcino

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Montalcino is a quiet hill top village in Tuscany, Italy. It is known above all for its exquisite wine, Brunello.

View of Montalcino

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Montalcino is close to Siena.

You can enter the city through its original fortified wall.

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Abbey of Sant'Antimo
  • Abbey of Sant'Antimo (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo), I - 53024 - Castelnuovo dell'Abate (SI) (if you're coming by car, you must take the Montalcino - Sant'Antimo exit; there are also buses from Montalcino.), . Ancient and still functioning Benedictine abbey. The abbey dates to at least the 9th century.

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  • 1 [dead link] Villa I Cappuccini, Montalcino (3 km from the village), +39 340 6695917, . Check-in: 16:00-18:00, check-out: 10:00. This a 15th-century Franciscan monastery was abandoned by the monastic community in the 18th century. Beautifully and elegantly restored, is now an exclusive vacation retreat for those looking for luxury villa rental. Sleeps 4 to 25 people.

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Nearby is another Tuscan wine town and Montalcino's rival, Montepulciano.

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