Castiglione d’Orcia is located on the northern slopes of Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in Tuscany. The departure from the village of Castiglione d’Orcia will give you great emotions: you cannot fail to visit this imposing tower that overlooks the adjacent village of Rocca d’Orcia and stands out over the entire valley. Climb the Rocca, enjoy the view and then to reach Montalcino you can do so by taking:
- the SP 323, SR 2 and SP 14 towards San Quirico d’Orcia
- the SP 323, SS323 and the SP 5 in the direction of the Abbey of Sant’Antimo
Certainly being a circular route it is worth choosing an option for the outward and one for the return to be able to visit all the beauties that this landscape offers us.
Distance: 46 km
Duration: 3h 20 min
Difficulty: medium – high
For example, start the morning choice as going to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo: take the SP 323, the SS323 and take a nice ride to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo. Take advantage of nature to rest around and meditate in this stupendous abbey: then leave again facing the climb that will leave you again up to the village of Montalcino.
A village that has remained intact since the 16th century, Montalcino will show itself to your eyes in all its beauty: among hills full of vines and olive groves and flowers, here is this fortified village, famous for the most famous Italian wine, Brunello di Montalcino, but not only ! Here you will find churches, museums and many beautiful buildings to visit, without forgetting a stop in some cellar for a nice Brunello tasting! It is worth a visit and a climb up the tower of the mighty Rocca Senese, from which you will have another superlative panoramic glimpse!