Homeland of "Brunello di Montalcino"
68 km from Cortona
This area is famous for its wine called Brunello. The hill on which Montalcino is based, was already inhabited during the Etruscan age.
Things to see: The Santissmo Salvatore Cathedral, which was built in place of the ancient San Salvatore Pieve (built on 1000); the Astrusi Theatre, built in 1766
Events throughout the year: Jazz & Wine in July; The international Festival of Montalcino, born in 1996 as a cultural itinerary.
Every year there are spectacular events such as street shows, music, theater, dance and Art Film festivals in the squares, castles, churches.