: Punta Ala
: Punta Ala
Situated on the top of a hill at 564 metres above sea level, Montalcino has preserved its charm of an untouched medieval village. Its territory, which is part of the Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park of the Val d’Orcia, is covered with vineyards (whose grapes produce prestigious Brunello di Montalcino) olive trees and woods consisting prevalently of holm oak trees.
The street that leads to Montalcino will allow for an appreciation of the true beauty of the place. Having arrived at the summit the eyes can behold the splendour of an ample and varied panorama from the Senese hills to the mountains of Amiata.
Montalcino is in a very good position to visit many beautiful Tuscan spots such as Bagno Vignoni, Siena, S. Giminiano, Cortona, S. Quirico d'Orcia, Punta Ala, Argentario. Florence is a very nice day trip from Montlacino and also many great outlets are close.
Montalcino is also known worldwide for its Brunello: tasting Brunello and visiting one of the wine producers is a must-do and a unique opportunity while staying in Montalcino. Having lived Montalcino now for many years I am very pleased to organise site visits and wine tasting in the best wine cellars.
I fell in love with Montalcino and Il Poggiarello almost 15 years ago and I have to say that everytime I go back, regardless of the season, I look at the view from the terrace of Il Poggiarello and I think that paradise must look like this!