What to do

There is always something happening in Montisi, our very lively village. You may be lucky enough to be here during one of our festivals or you may just enjoy want to enjoy some of our local activities. Don’t forget to check Events for all the latest information.


Cooking Classes

While you are in or near Montisi, why not enjoy a cooking class with Alessandro? Tuscan chef Alessandro Piccinini offers a number of options including cooking classes and dinner delivery to your Villa or apartment upon arrival. He can also prepare delicious catered...

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Giostra di Simone

The Giostra di Simone takes place in Montisi to celebrate the Madonna delle Nevi, the patron saint of Montisi. It is the premier festival in the village and is held every year on the Sunday closest to the 5th August. For the actual day itself the four districts or...

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Licensed Tour Guide

Antonella Piredda lives here in Montisi and can show you the real Tuscany. Town and Countryside tours As a licensed tour guide for Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, she will devise an itinerary to match your interests. Antonella will...

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Wine tours and tastings

Do you love the idea of wine tours and tastings? For those who love their wine the choices are endless. Close to Montisi, on the way to Trequanda is Fattoria Le Colle, a lovely winery owned by Donatella Cinelli Columbini.  Here you can taste both Chianti and Val...

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Painting Lessons

Liz Cochrane is a delightful English woman and has been living in Montisi for many years. She is a great painter and gives painting lessons in and around Montisi. Lessons are mainly in watercolour but feel free to enquire about sketching and about oils. Liz also has a...

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A Walking Tour around Montisi

Take a walking tour of our beautiful village of Montisi and enjoy learning a little about the major buildings and monuments. You won't find famous works of art or outstanding architecture but you will gain an understanding and appreciation of a typical small hill town...

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Truffle Hunting

There are lots of truffles around the Montisi area and our neighbour San Giovanni d'Asso hosts a wonderful truffle festival in November each year. Here in Montisi, you can go truffle hunting throughout the year and hunt for black truffles in the summer months and...

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Music in Montisi

Montisi is the centre for the world renowned Piccola Accademia School of Music for the harpsichord. Every year concerts by both students and visiting professors are held in the churches of Montisi and around.   For further information see Events or...

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Festival of the new Olive oil

Another major event in the social calendar for Montisi is our festival celebrating the Extra Virgin Olive oil harvest at the end of October/beginning of November. Each contrada or district will be cooking a series of fantastic lunches and dinners based around the...

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Ballooning in Tuscany

Hot air balloon rides in Tuscany offer an unforgettable adventure in the skies over this stunning part of Italy. Ballooning in Tuscany has been taking you up, up and away on spectacular balloon rides in Tuscany for almost 30 years. Relax and float as the wind takes...

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Events in the Area

  1. Teatro in Torrenieri

    February 24 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  2. Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia 2018

    June 23 - June 30

Montisi News

  • The Banner – Giostra di Simone 2018
    XLVIII Giostra di Simone 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Proloco of Simone Giostra Montisi has opened up the opportunity to submit the Banner […]
  • Carnevale in Montisi!
    The Pro Loco Giostra Simone invites everyone to the Carnival of Montisi 2018. On Sunday, February 11th, the four Contrade of Montisi will be involved […]
  • Italian Pizza gains UNESCO World Heritage status
    UNESCO has just announced that it will recognise the art of Neapolitan pizza as deserving of World Heritage status on the the Intangible Cultural […]

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