Welcome to Montisi

An enchanting village in the heart of Tuscany

Welcome to our new website all about Montisi.

Montisi is a very beautiful medieval hilltop village in the heart of Southern Tuscany. Now part of the Comune of Montalcino, where Italy's very famous Brunello wine comes from, Montisi makes the perfect base for a holiday in the countryside of Southern Tuscany.

Montisi itself is a tiny village with fewer than 400 inhabitants and yet it is vibrant, exciting and welcoming to all who visit. With its winding streets beautifully decorated with flowers and often with the flags of the Contrade (districts) flying, it presents an inspiring insight into real Italian life. Unsurprisingly it is known in the area as ‘vivace’ or lively.

Montisi offers you the opportunity to have an entire Italian experience within a beautiful village, perched on top of a hill and looking out over the olive groves, the cypress trees, the vineyards and the stunning countryside of Southern Tuscany. You can find everything you need -  places to staya handful of shops, restaurants, lots of fun and activities to enjoy.

If you venture further afield there are a myriad of beautiful towns and villages to visit within easy reach - Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico d'Orcia and Siena - to name but a few.

And if you are like many of our other visitors, you won't want to leave!

Montisi flags

Where to Stay

La Capanna

La Capanna is a self-contained guest house built in local stone, perfect for a couple or small...

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Casa Valerio

Casa Valerio is a  4 bed/5 bath town house in the centre of the village which has been beautifully...

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Where to Shop


Where to Eat


Where to visit


So close to Montisi, a visit to Siena, the major city in our province, is a must. Set in a...

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Events in the Area

  1. Exhibition “Carta in Canta” Montalcino

    September 2 - October 24
  2. Montalcino in October

    Montalcino in October

    October 1 - October 29
  3. Olive Oil Festival Trequanda

    October 21 - October 22
  4. Cena con Scascagnata

    A Chestnut Dinner!

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Sagra del Tordo

    Sagra del Tordo

    October 27 - October 29
  6. Olive Oil festival

    Olive Oil Festival Montisi 2017

    October 28 @ 9:00 am - November 1 @ 10:00 pm
  7. Teatro in Montisi

    Theatre in Montisi 30 October

    October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Teatro in Montisi

    Theatre in Montisi 31 October

    October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  9. Umbria Winter Jazz Festival

    Umbria Winter Jazz Festival 2018

    December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Montisi News

  • ‘Made in Montisi…’
    For those British readers who are fans of the popular E4 TV show ‘Made in Chelsea’ one of the episodes in the next series has actually […]
  • Spettacolo‘Spettacolo’ – a documentary about Monticchiello
    Very close to Montisi there is a tiny little village called Monticchiello. It is between Pienza and Montepulciano. A documentary has just been made […]
  • Our successful new website!
    We are delighted by the success of our new website. We have had some wonderful feedback from our visitors including this today: I wanted to let you […]
  • Helicopter over CastelmuzioMore fires near Montisi
    There have been more ‘forest’ fires near Montisi and it is very worrying because everywhere is so dry. It has hardly rained here since […]
  • Cookery ClassesTuscan Chef Little Kitchen opens in Montisi
    We are delighted to announce the opening of Tuscan Chef Little Kitchen on Saturday September 9th here in the centre of the village of Montisi. […]