Described by Dante in the Divine Comedy with “come in su la cerchia londa Monteriggioni di torri si corona” (As with circling round of turrets, Monteriggioni crowns his walls),
towers and defensive walls are the most famous features of this historical village.
Driving in Tuscany, stopping by local producers of wine and cheese
Lane in Montalcino, Tuscany
This small, very pleasant square is the heart of Montalcino.
The tiny Tuscan village is famous for its Brunello, a delicious and tasty red wine.
Abbazia di Sant’Antimo (St. Antimo Abbey), Tuscany
The only place I have ever seen where the main square is made of water.
Specifically, thermal water, known since 6th century BC.
One of the most renowned places in Tuscany, Pienza is an historic village famous for being the birthplace of Pope Pius II. The name “Pienza” itself comes from the Pope’s name.
UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d’Orcia, was included on the UNESCO’s list.
Medieval hill town world-famous for the “Vino Nobile” produced here, considered to be among
Italy’s best red wines.