The city of Montalcino has become rich and famous thanks to Brunello, one of the best Italian wines and among the most appreciated in the world. The village was already renowned for its red wines in the 15th century.
Montalcino at 72 km. Montalcino is mentioned for the first time in a document dated 29 December 814, when the emperor Ludovico il Pio granted the territory sub Monte Lucini to the Abbot of the nearby Abbey of Sant'Antimo.The first residential nucleus is believed to date back to the tenth century. Thanks to the position of the city, dominating the top of a hill, the view from its avenues can range over the valleys of the Asso Ombronee. The town is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary production of the precious Brunello di Montalcino wine. To see the Palazzo dei Priori, the Bishop's Palace, the Churches of Sant'Agostino, Sant'Egidio and San Francesco, the Civic and Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the Glass Museum, the Rocca, the Walls and the splendid Abbey of Sant 'Antimo .
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