Montalcino and Abbazia di Sant’Antimo Day Trip from Siena including Wine-Tasting

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  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5919BRUNELLO
Explore Montalcino, the home of Brunello di Montalcino wine, on a half-day trip from Siena, and visit Abbazia di Sant’Antimo, too! Discover Montalcino’s medieval history from a guide, and then enjoy free time in the town to soak up the views and shop for wine. Visit the Romanesque church, Abbazia di Sant’Antimo, and then tour the vineyard and relax in a local winery, sampling a variety of Tuscan wines as well as the famous Brunello.

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Leave central Siena and travel with your guide to the beautiful Val d’Orcia region in the Tuscan countryside – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prime winemaking territory as well as a beauty spot, the region is home to the medieval hill town of Montalcino where one of the world’s greatest red wines is produced – Brunello di Montalcino.

Hear the history of Montalcino as you travel, learning about its rich wine, and then stop in the town to enjoy roughly one hour of free time. Its enoteche (wine shops with bars) are unrivaled in Tuscany, so, if you’re hoping to buy wine to take home, then this is the place to do it. Alternatively, the town’s views are equally divine, so perhaps pay a visit to its 14th-century Fortezza; entry is at your own expense, but once inside you can climb the ramparts and soak up vistas of the emerald fields that abound. It even has its own enoteca, too.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and travel the short distance to Abbazia di Sant’Antimo – a resplendent Romanesque church, built with local Travertine stone. Set in a gloriously secluded valley, the abbey would have once been a must-visit spot for Christian pilgrims following the Via Francigena – a road that (supposedly) linked Rome to Canterbury in England.

Head inside with your guide to marvel at the abbey’s 15th-century frescoes and the stone animal sculptures that adorn the pillars. Admire the sunlight streaming in through the open windows, bathing the altar in an ethereal glow, and – if you’re lucky when you visit – you might get to hear some Gregorian chanting by the resident monks.

Hop back aboard your coach and travel to a nearby winery to wind your tour up on a high note, sampling Brunello di Montalcino, plus other selected Tuscan wines. Tour the cellars and vineyards, learning about the sangiovese grapes that are grown in the area, and then sit down for a wine-tasting session with your guide.

Travel back to Siena in the early evening, finishing your tour back at the start point.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Piazza Gramsci in central Siena
Departure Time:
1pm: November to March
2pm: April to October
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Montalcino and Abbazia di Sant’Antimo Day Trip from Siena including Wine-Tasting

Abbazia di Sant Antimo

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age for drinking is 18 years
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Vivienne M, June 2014

Such a fantastic afternoon!! Our guide, Marianna was wonderful - and Brunello Wine Tasting was just fantastic! Beautiful setting; a lovely hospitable and fun host in Paulo, whose English was wonderful; and with a setting to die for........The abbey at Sant'Antimo was just beautiful in fabulous surroundings; and Montalcino picture postcard! The only negative for me would be that half an hour isn't really enough time to visit Montalcino........but all in all a hugely enjoyable afternoon; where we met some wonderful people, who will surely remain friends!! x

Reviewed by: Elizabeth W, December 2013

The tour started in Sienna, which gave us the chance to explore the city, which was absolutely wonderful. Our guide picked us up. He was a wonderful man, who knew a lot about the region and shared lots of stories about Sienna and Florence history. We stopped along the way and had lots of photo opportunities. After some driving we got to Abbadia Ardegna, the winery where we walked around the factory and some vineyards. The absolute highlight was the owner of the winery, Mr. Mario. A vivacious and passionate about wine, 80 something year old man who has been working there for the majority of his life. He only speaks Italian, but whether you understand the language or not, you can still understand his passion for his winery and his Brunello de Montalcino wines! Otherwise the guide translates everything perfectly well into English. We tried several wines, which were delicious! After the wine tasting we drove on to Sant'Antimo which is a beautiful abbey. The architecture is sobre and gives space to reflect. On the ride back to Sienna all of us fell asleep in the car. I guess the wine tasting did it's work properly!

Thanks for a very wonderful and unforgettable day! The price and quality are a definite 5 star for us!

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