Montalcino

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A hilltop town with a charming medieval center, known for its surrounding landscape, nearby vineyards, and famed Brunello wine.

Montalcino is a hill town and commune in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. The town is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d'Orcia. The first walls of the town were built in the 13th century. The fortress, built in 1361 atop the highest point of the town, was designed with a pentagonal layout. The narrow, short street leads down from the main gate of the fortress to the Chiesa di Sant'Agostino with its simple 13th-century, Romanesque facade. Adjacent to the church is the former convent, now the Musei Riuniti, both a civic and diocesan museum.
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