Where to visit

Montisi is situated in the heart of southern Tuscany and is an excellent base for either touring the region or as a stop on a grand tour of Italy!  Here are a selection of just a few places really worth visiting to get you started!

 

San Quirico d’Orcia

Just half an hour from Montisi, off the beaten track and well worth a visit is San Quirico d’Orcia. Often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours, Pienza and Montalcino, San Quirico is a very special place. Situated on the Via Francigena, the old pilgrim...

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Siena

So close to Montisi, a visit to Siena, the major city in our province, is a must. Set in a beautiful position on three hills it has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Indeed on a clear day the city’s two towers, the campanile of the Duomo and Torre del...

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Bagno Vignoni

Bagno Vignoni is another historic stop on the ancient Via Francigena, the pilgrims route to Rome. Famous for its wonderful thermal baths which have been in use since Roman times this small town is just a half hour drive from Montisi. It makes a lovely half day outing...

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Take 5 Villages!

Whilst we believe Montisi is the best, a short drive will take you on a journey to a small selection of magical villages in Southern Tuscany rarely visited by tourists yet full of wonderful vistas, pretty corners and charming people. San Giovanni d'Asso Head off first...

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Three Abbeys, Three Architectural Styles

All within easy reach of Montisi, some a day trip, some shorter, these abbeys will give you an insight into three of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Southern Tuscany. All in different architectural styles, they will inspire you with their beauty,...

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Let’s go to the River Merse

Holidays usually involve the seaside, especially if you have children. The Tuscan coast is within reach from Montisi but it could make for a long day and there is a wonderful alternative closer by if you are looking for things to do and places to visit whilst you are...

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Arezzo

Arezzo is famous for many things, but uniquely in Southern Tuscany it holds a wonderful antiques and collectors’ market. Held on the weekend containing the first Sunday of each month, it is situated throughout the old part of the city. Full of stunning architecture...

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Montepulciano

In Montepulciano, a walk is a work-out - from the gracious elegance of San Biagio at the bottom of the hill to the Piazza Grande at the top. You will improve your fitness as well as being able to enjoy some of the best views in Southern Tuscany. If the Terrazza...

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San Giovanni d’Asso

Just down the road is San Giovanni d’Asso, famous for truffles. Pay a visit to the truffle museum, admire the castle and take a walk in the splendid gardens, ‘Il Bosco della Ragnaia, recent winners of a European Garden Award. In November, San Giovanni d'Asso plays...

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Pienza

Pienza, one of Italy’s most beautiful towns, is situated in the middle of the Val D’Orcia. It is about 15 minutes drive from Montisi and within easy reach of Montalcino and Montepulciano. History In 1996 UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage site and in 2004, the...

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Montalcino

Montalcino, the major town in our Comune, is just 20 minutes drive from Montisi. It is rich in history and situated high on a hill overlooking several beautiful valleys, crowned with a splendid fortress built in 1361. Whilst most of the history of Montalcino is...

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Events in the Area

  1. Umbria Winter Jazz Festival

    Umbria Winter Jazz Festival 2018

    December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018

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