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Montalcino

Il Santuario di Santa Maria del Soccorso a Montalcino

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Il Santuario di Santa Maria del Soccorsoi a Montalcino [1]

 

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Montalcino, situated 25 km north of Podere Santa Pia, is a particularly well-preserved medieval town in the heart of one of the most important wine regions of Italy. The most beautiful church of Montalcino is located south of the city, in Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The Abbey of Sant'Antimo is known to be one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings in Italy.
But also some beautiful buildings can be seen within the city walls. Near the fortezza is the Chiesa di Sant'Agostino in which the Museo Civico e arte sacrale is housed. At the highest point of the city stands the Duomo, the Concattedrale di San Salvatore, and on the northern side of the city, we find the Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso.

Visit Montalcino preferably outside the high season, and if possible in the early hours.
Parking is easy on Via Pietra Strozzi (Parcheggio Viale Strozzi). At the end of Via Pietra Strozzi is the Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso. Behind the church, there is a small square with a marvelous view over the Val d'Orcia in the direction of Siena.

 

 

   
   

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The Madonna or Santa Maria del Soccorso is a Roman Catholic Co-cathedral church or Sanctuary located at Via Spagni in Montalcino. The church was erected across the centuries and thus erected in multiple styles, including a renaissance layout, baroque interiors, and a neoclassical facade.

History

The church was initially built at the site of a chapel set against the walls of the town, with a frescoed Madonna and Child. A church build around this icon was consecrated in 1330. In 1553, it gained the title of Santa Maria del Soccorso after a repulse of besieging landsknechts of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Among the interior artworks is a Crucifixion by Francesco Vanni[2] and a Virgin surrounded by Angelic musicians with Saints Sebastian and Roch (circa 1527) by Vicenzo da San Gimignano. This latter painting was originally found in the Oratory of St Roch in the town.[3]

The bell-tower was added in 1625, and the facade was not completed til the early 19th-century. In 1913, the Madonna del Soccorso was named patron of the Diocese and city, and a festival is held in her honor on May 8, with a special celebration every 25 years.[4]


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Il Santuario di Santa Maria del Soccorso a Montalcino

 

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Even more than because of its historical heritage, Montalcino is known for its famous Brunello di Montalcino wines. That makes Montalcino a busy town. But in the early hours, when the locals prepare everything for the incoming crowds, it is pleasant to stay there. Enjoy a caffè on one of the terraces on the main square, Piazza del Popolo, and join the locals in the early hours of a working day.


Terraces Piazza del Popolo

Caffè Fiaschetteria Italiana, Piazza del Popolo, 6 (the prices here are terribly high, but the location and the interior of this café are very nice).

Alle Logge di Piazza,Via Giacomo Matteotti, 1 (in warm weather there is good shade here).

Restaurants in Montalcino


There are good restaurants in Montalcino. The best restaurants are located outside the city in Sant'Angelo in Colle and Sant'Angelo Scalo, frazioni or boroughs of Montalcino.
A good selection of restaurants can be found here.

Our favorites are:

Re di Macchia

Via Soccorso Saloni 21, Montalcino
Tel: 0577-846116 email: redimacchia@tiscalinet.it
Closed: Thursday
Authentic Tuscan cuisine.
Website facebook: www.facebook.com


Locanda Demetra

Locanda Demetra
Address: Podere La Buca, 221, 53024 Montalcino
Open : Van maandag tot zaterdag, 12.00 - 15.00
Phone: +39 0577 150 3199
Website: montalcinocookingschool.com


Caffè Sant’Angelo

Osteria Caffè Sant’Angelo
Via Grossetana, 8
 | Sant'Angelo Scalo, 53024Montalcino


Ristorante Il Leccio

Ristorante Il Leccio | www.trattoriailleccio.it
S. Angelo in Colle, Via Costa Castellare
Telefono 0577. 844 175


Trattoria Il Pozzo

Trattoria Il Pozzo |www.trattoriailpozzo.com
S. Angelo in Colle, Piazza del Pozzo
Telefono 0577 844015



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Palazzo dei Priori a Montalcino

 

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Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino

 

 

La chiesa di Sant'Antonio, Montalcino, vista dal Viale Strozzi

 

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Frazioni Montalcino

 

Panorama of Sant’Angelo in Colle, hamlet of Montalcino
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Panorama Sant’Angelo in Colle, Montalcino

 

 

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Torrenieri, between Montalcino and San Giovanni d'Asso   Pieve Santa Restituta, Montalcino   Castelnuovo dell'abate, veduta
Torrenieri, between Montalcino and San Giovanni d'Asso

 

 

Pieve Santa Restituta, Montalcino   Castelbuovo dell'Abate



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[1] Photo by Rein Ergo.
[2] Viae Siena, website of religious itineraries around Siena, La Via Della Santa 2011.
[3] Opere: secondo le migliori stampe e con alcuni scritti inediti, by Giorgio Vasari, with notes by A. Racheli, (1857) page 587.
[4] Viae Siena website.

 


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