It was made famous by Brunello, one of the world’s best red wines. But Montalcino is also a magnificent city of art which, from its hill, dominates the 3000 hectares of vineyards (1500 for Brunello) that have given it fame and wealth.
Straddled between the basins of the Ombrone and the Orcia, the centre is overlooked by the Fortress built in 1361 to consolidate the fact that Montalcino had become a possession of Siena. A second symbol of Montalcino is the slim tower of the Town Hallbuilt between the 13th and 14th centuries. At the foot of the tower Piazza del Popolo and the Gothic Loggia.
In the historic centre the churches of Sant’Agostino and Sant’Egidio (14th century) are worth a visit, as is the Civic and Diocese Museum which houses Della Robbia terracotta works and paintings and sculptures from the 14th to the 20th century.
Roads winding among vineyards lead to Torrenieri , Sant’Angelo in Colle e Poggio alle Mura . From Castelnuovo dell’Abate you reach the abbey of Sant’Antimo, one of Italy’s Romanesque masterpieces.
The relais is situated in the south-west side of Montalcino, five minutes away from the centre. The residence offers an exquisite hospitality in its nineteenth-century structure which has been recently restored, close to the cellar where the renowned Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino are refined and bottled. The residence is immersed in a large olive grove, has a tennis court, and a the pool with a lovely amphitheater surrounding it.
The 6 double rooms have their own bath, and are embellished with pieces of antique country tuscan furniture, attractive reading halls, and luxury which grants comfort.
The house can be rent as an unique villa with 6 double bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, salon, dining room, kitchen
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no pets allowed
After having reached Montalcino you should see the roundabout facing the Fortress, follow the signs directing towards S.Angelo Scalo, Grosseto. After 4 km, turn right at the bifurcation following the signs which indicate Tavernelle, Camigliano. After 500 m turn left and head straight on for 1-2 km; Tenuta Friggiali will come up on your right.
Olga Pelusocharming B&B among Brunello vineyards
Relais Tenuta Friggiali
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