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Montalcino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Montalcino is a hill town and comune 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. It is 42 km from Siena, 110 km from Florence and 150 km from Pisa. The Monte Amiata is located nearby.

The hill upon which Montalcino sits has probably been settled since Etruscan times. Its first mention in historical documents in 814 AD suggests there was a church here in the 9th century, most likely built by monks associated with the nearby Abbey of Sant'Antimo. The population grew suddenly in the middle of the tenth century, when people fleeing the nearby town of Roselle took up residence in the town.

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Cycling in Italy | The top 5 places to cycle in Tuscany

Cycling in Italy | The top 5 places to cycle in Tuscany | Montalcino.English | Scoop.it

Biking is, hands down, the best way to travel. It allows you to go at your own pace, engage your surroundings with all your senses, and become fully immersed in the minutiae that define a place. But where to ride when you get there can be a challenge, particularly in a place so consistently beautiful as Tuscany. Fortunately, after more than 17 years of cycling here, we’ve found the best the region has to offer, no matter what type of cyclist you are.

MontalcinoPienza and the Val d’OrciaSiena and the Crete SenesiChiantiLucca and the Apuane Mountains

 

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Why is it so cold in Europe? - gulfnews.com

Why is it so cold in Europe? - gulfnews.com | Montalcino.English | Scoop.it
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Last week, on the coast of Tuscany, the beaches were almost empty - unheard of in late May. One tourist said: “Us Brits were the only ones swimming - none of the Italians went anywhere near the sea.
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The sound of the summer: classical music festivals to enjoy this year

The sound of the summer: classical music festivals to enjoy this year | Montalcino.English | Scoop.it

Five +1 other intimate Italian classical music festivals to enjoy this year

 

INCONTRI IN TERRA DI SIENA ITS LA FOCE

A chamber music festival with an eclectic programme featuring internationally-known musicians in the incomparable settings of La Foce and Val d'Orcia. (http://www.itslafoce.org)

1. Trasimeno Music Festival: Umbria, 29 June-5 July

International pianist Angela Hewitt plays and curates a festival of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Messiaen – with talks by Michael Berkeley and Julian Barnes – in Magione, Gubbio and Perugia. Includes a five-star event (http://www.trasimenomusicfestival.com)

2. Sferisterio Opera Festival: Macerata, Le Marche, 19 July-11 August

Verdi's Il Trovatore and Nabucco will be performed in the magnificent Sferisterio (http://www.sferisterio.it)

3. Rossini Opera Festival: Pesaro, Le Marche, 10-23 August
Sun, sea and sand with your music. Rossini was born on the Adriatic at Pesaro, which celebrates its favourite son this year with new productions of William Tell and L'Italiana in Algeri, L'Occasione fa il Ladro, Il Viaggio a Reims and La Donna del Lago (http://www.rossinioperafestival.it)

4. International Chamber Music Festival: Montalcino, Tuscany, 7-12 July
Musicians from the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra play chamber music in the medieval splendour of Montalcino and at Villa di Geggiano, Siena. (http://www.musica-reale.com)

5. Baveno Festival Umberto Giordano: Lake Maggiore, 11-21 July
Dedicated to the Italian composer Umberto Giordano (1867-1948). The programme promises international artists performing on the lake (http://www.festivalgiordano.it)


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Phillip J Noel's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:33 AM

Actually kind of cool, that they are other festivals around the world besides just the EDM phase. Would've have never known there was one that place mostly classical Artist like Beethovan and Bach

 

Pro: There can me more festivals for other genre's, Just the recently annouced Music Fest in Africa.

 

Con: I would have never known about it, because of undergournd it has become.

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Montalcino Wine Tours - Tuscan Style Experiences

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Montalcino Wine Tours is a small boutique tour operator that organizes vacations and other experiences in the land of the Brunello wine. info@montalcinowinetours.com
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