Montisi is an ancient medieval village in municipality of Montalcino, home of the fine wine Brunello di Montalcino is located about half way between Rome and Florence, in southern Tuscany. Siena lies to the north while the wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino are about 10 miles away to the south and to the west. The nearest railway station is Sinalunga, and the autostrada A1 passes to the east with an exit at Valdichiana, on the way to Perugia. The village itself is sited on the ridge of hills separating the broad Val di Chiana and the Crete Senesi, a unique landscape of rolling downland.
San Martino is an ideal location for your Tuscany’s explorations!
- Siena is 60 km (50′ drive)
- Perugia is 70 km (1 hour drive)
- Castiglione del lago is 45 km (50′ drive)
- Florence is 118km (1 hour and 30′ drive)
- Rome is 208 km (2 hours and 15′ drive)
What to do in San Martino Montisi
Beside being a very strategic location for your touring in Tuscany or visiting the crowded spaces of Florence and Rome there are dozens activities worth trying right in Montisi. The area is also famous for its fine white truffle.
What San Martino has to offer:
- A characteristic centre!
- Peace and security!
- A very easy access to all Tuscany!
All the events in Montisi
Medieval Joust of Simone
It’s the re-enactment of a medieval joust in which the four districts of Montisi battle: Castle Square, San Martin and Torre. It takes place in the mid-afternoon of the closest Sunday to August 5. To the winner is assigned the “cloth”, a banner painted with the image of the Madonna and the Child.
In November a weekend of gastronomic culture where you can taste the fresh new oil of this corner of the Crete Senesi accompanied by other typical products of this area (white truffle and wine Doc Orcia). You can enjoy food and wine both in the streets and various restaurants.
Festival di Solo Belcanto
Solo Belcanto Festival is born from the passion for music, opera and the bel canto. Set in this beautiful place of theTuscan countryside: the medieval village of Montisi. The theater, is one of the smallest and characteristic of the world: just 60 seats, divided between audience and three stages, a must see and listen.
Other Activities in Montisi
The balloon ride over the valley of Montisi offers a unique experience: each flight takes about an hour and is different every time. Fly over the villages, forests, vineyards and countryside. Visit our website: ballooningintuscany, reviewed!
A professional painter is ready to bring you in to discover the world of painting with courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced, here is her work: Elizabeth Cochrane.
The Piccola Accademia di Montisi was founded to provide a center of inspiration for musicians around the world who have an interest in the harpsichord, his repertoire and its history.
About US in San Martino Montisi
My name is Silvia and with my family I manage and take care of our Farmhouse, I will be your host from reservation to check out. I will help you with tourist tips, itineraries, suggestion about restaurants and gelato places. I am from Tuscany so I can provide you with information about all the above and more!