Montefollonico, a fortified village in Tuscany, lies on a hill in a strategic position between the Val di Chiana and the Val d'Orcia.
Montefollonico is certified with the Orange Flag, the Touring Club Italiano quality seal.
Places of interest
The village is home to the Church S. Leonardo (1216), the Oratory of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, the ex-Palazzo della Giustizia and some cylindrical towers and tower of Cassero (1277). A brief circular walk brings you through lush farmlands and vino nobile vineyards, to the beautiful ruins of the Monastery of Santa Maria (1170) and the hiddden secret of Montefollonico, the unique garden of Il Tondo.
Bar Sport on Via Pianelli is a good spot for a coffee or a refreshing drink. Here the locals watch tourists passing by. In front of Bar Sport you can enter the historical mediaeval center of Montefollonica through Porta del Pianello. A lunch in one of the exellent restaurants in Montefollonico is recommended (see the list below).
The specialty of Montefollonico is the Grande Vecchio di Montefollonico, a slightly spicy pasteurized ewes' milk cheese with a maturation period of about a year. The locally served pasta in a hollowed out wheel of pecorino is an attraction itself.