Italy: Tuscany

Montalcino and Montepulciano

Heartland for classic reds from Sangiovese
By Michèle Shah

This Guide was last updated on 28 April 2011
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We have selected a one day itinerary around each of these beautiful towns, however, the two can be quite easily combined into a two-day trip.

Ideal One-Day Itinerary Around Montalcino

Visit 1: Baricci
Visit 2: Fattoria dei Barbi
Lunch at Fattoria dei Barbi

Visit 3: Fattoria Poggio di Sotto
Visit 4: Castello di Argiano
Dinner: at il Giglio Hotel and overnight there


Ideal One-Day Itinerary Around Montepulciano

Visit 1: Podere Boscarelli
Visit 2: Poliziano
Lunch at Avignonesi or back to Montepulciano for a quick ‘panino’ (sandwich and coffee) and it is well-worth visiting the historic town right up to the beautiful Piazza Grande.

Visit 3: Avignonesi
Visit 4: Valdipiatta
Dinner: Osteria Acquacheta and overnight at Terre di Nano


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