CITY OF
MONTALCINO

Montalcino old tonw street with caffee

THE CITY

Cesira Guesthouse sits in the most beautiful and least traveled part of Tuscany. The city of Montalcino was first mentioned in documents dated 814 AD. Once a strategic point along the way to Rome, this beautiful city now serves as a perfect starting point for daily trips to Siena, Florence, Lago Trasimeno, the Tuscan coast, and many other beautiful places.

One of Italy's finest red wines, Brunello di Montalcino, also adds fame to this town. The area attracts wine lovers, with over 220 wineries around.

Montalcino area is covered with Mediterranean marshes, grasslands, and forests. The hills and valleys have been full of 'Oaks of Montalcino' since ancient times, sharing their territory with olive trees, chestnut trees, and Montalcino's most famous plants: the Brunello grapevines, also known as Sangiovese Grosso.

DISCOVER LOCAL GEMS

From our guesthouse you can easily get to many local places of interest and tourist attractions. It will not take you longer than 10-15 minutes on foot. There are also many places you can visit within a 30-minute drive.

CITY CENTER

Montalcino Old  Street view

The atmosphere of Montalcino city center, with its narrow medieval streets, stone buildings and pavements, is truly enchanting. The village is a wonderful place to walk among the labyrinth of charming arts and crafts shops, cafes, restaurants and wine bars.

 

The historic center has grown up around the main square, known as Piazza del Popolo, with its slender fourteenth-century Palazzo dei Priori, the city's town hall with a typical Gothic loggia.

ADDITIONAL READING


Our blog posts cover some important information about Italy and Montalcino that might be good to know in advance.