Discovering Montalcino: one of Val d’Orcia’s jewels

Montalcino is a location in Tuscany, in the center of Italy, recognized as the largest municipality in the province of Siena.

Montalcino stands in the hills of Val d’Orcia, an area rich in history and culture that, over the years, has enabled local wineries to gain worldwide appreciation and is now one of the most exclusive areas in the Tuscan hill countryside.

In fact, it is here that some of the most sought-after villas and country houses in the real estate market were built, now enhanced by renovations by architects and designers.

The history of this prestigious location in Tuscany

It is said that the first settlements in the territory were brought forth by the Etruscans, who expanded into the hilly areas of central Italy.

In literature, the first record of Montalcino, occurs in December 814, when the emperor Ludovico il Pio, granted the territory “sub monte Lucini” to the abbot of the Abbey of Sant’Antimo.

The name Mons Lucinus would derive from the Latin lucus, meaning Sacred Wood.

It is also thought that it was the great proliferation of the Holm Oak plant, very common in these areas and in fact present on the municipality’s coat of arms, that gave the area its name.

A jewel nestled in the green Tuscan countryside, which slowly, has been recognized for its strategic position of being right on the Via Francigena, the main road that connected France with Rome.

A true medieval village, surrounded and protected by walls and dominated by the mighty Rocca (or Castle), which became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Today, Montalcino, placed in the south of Siena and part of the Val d’Orcia, is among the territories recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the summit on which it stands offers a unique view of some of Italy’s most famous vineyards.

Brunello di Montalcino: between taste and culture

It overlooks an evocative hilly territory and is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Tuscany: Montalcino is also known for the production of Brunello, one of the best Italian red wines and among the most appreciated in the world.

Today, as in the past, Montalcino is in fact home to one of the most important grape-growing areas, celebrated for the presence of vineyards of Sangiovese, a variety of black-grape.

Rich in historical as well as eno-gastronomic heritage, this pearl of Val D’Orcia allowed the birth and development of Brunello di Montalcino, thanks to Ferruccio Biondi Santi, a pharmacist and winemaker who in 1888 produced the first vintage of a wine that has established itself in local and international culture.

Traditions and flavors that have been handed down over time and are offered as testimonies of an area immersed in the greenery of Tuscany.

Right here, because of its privileged and much sought-after location, stand some of the most exclusive country villas and farmhouses in the Italian real estate scene.

The luxury of Montalcino: the renovated villa and its view of the Val d’Orcia  

Among the historical and architectural wonders that Val d’Orcia area offers us, there also stands one of the most prestigious country houses, a window on the Tuscan hills overlooking the entire Montalcino area.

The stone cottage for sale is finely renovated, thanks to the collaboration of architects and designers who have carefully maintained the original spirit of the structure, but renewing it in a modern key, with high quality finishes.

The entire villa is completely immersed in the heart of Tuscany, with large French doors offering unique views of the area.

The magnificent property is surrounded by 1 hectare of land and it is here, in the exterior, that the infinity pool over Val d’Orcia extends: an immersive spectacle to fully enjoy the Tuscan air.

Dreamer takes you inside to discover its wonder.

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