Plan a wine tour around the hill-top town that has given its name to one of Italy's best known wines. Here's our guide on where to visit, eat and stay...

Montalcino travel guide: Restaurants and shops

Re di Macchià, Montalcino

It’s pici pasta all the way at this local favourite in the middle of Montalcino. Reasonably priced. +39 0577 846 116

Trattoria Il Leccio

Just a 15-minute drive south of Montalcino, and on the way to Sant’Antimo, this Sant’Angelo in Colle trattoria serves up homemade pasta dishes in an old farmhouse.

Montalcino wine tour

Osticcio. Credit:

Osteria Osticcio, Montalcino

Think cured meat platters and hearty ribollita at this well-stocked wine bar in the centre of town.

Franci Bio, Montalcino

Natural wine and organic products are all you’ll find at this attractive shop in the town’s historic centre.

Montalcino travel guide: Hotels

Villa San Giuseppe, Stella di Campalto

Fall asleep beneath the terracotta tiles of this family-run boutique winery south of Montalcino.

Podere Brizio

Expect country chic at its best at this winemaking gem near the Banfi estate, southwest of Montalcino.

Montalcino wine tour, Castiglion del Bosco

Castiglion del Bosco. Credit: Castiglion del Bosco

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, this five-star Tuscan village resort near Montalcino has sophisticated suites, a golf course, a winery, spa and two restaurants.

Helen Farrell is editor-in-chief of The Florentine. Edited for by Ellie Douglas. 

This first appeared as part of a feature in Decanter magazine. Subscribe to Decanter here. 

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