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Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Montalcino is a town located on a hilltop in Tuscany, Italy. Its 14th century fortress is one of the most visited places in the town. There also other interesting buildings including San Salvatore Cathedral and Palazzo Comunale. Not far from the town you can find beautiful Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (the Abbey of Sant'Antimo).


Parking in Montalcino

We park the car in the parking lot (GPS: 43.055948, 11.488419) located in front of the fortress of Montalcino. In case of a problem with the free places, you can try to park in another parking lot (GPS: 43.058757, 11.486308), located on the north-west side of town.


Visiting the Old Town

Since the castle of Montalcino is located next to the parking lot, so naturally first we should visit it. The building itself (A; GPS: 43.056315, 11.489633) impresses with its walls and defensive towers. You can also walk the walls - this attraction is however paid (4€). Then we go down the Via Ricasoli into the Old Town, passing on the right side the church Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (B; GPS: 43.057843, 11.489092). Then we move onto the street Via Spagni, where we find the Cathedral of San Salvatore (C; GPS: 43.058776, 11.487898). Going farther we reach the northern borders of the town, where was built the church Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso (D; GPS: 43.060644, 11.486869). You can return to the parking lot using other way through the Piazza del Popolo (E; GPS: 43.058412, 11.490026). If you are a wine connoisseur, you should definitely be interested in dry wine Brunello and its younger "branch" - wine Rosso di Montalcino. Stores with these wines are available in the whole Montalcino.


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