Montalcino is known for some of the most spectacular wines found in Italy, Brunello di Montalcino. From Porta Burelli you follow the Strada Comunale del Canalicchio, passing the vineyards of La Gerla, ParaVal di Cava, Podere Collodini, Podere Viti, Comunità Incontro.
At km 9 you cross the Via Cassia, turn left and after 300 meters turn right, in the direction of Chiusure and the Abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore. You pass by Podere Monte Landi, Podere Capannone, Podere Poggioli until you reach the Strada Provinciale di Pieve a Salti where you turn left. Val di Cava, Podere Collodini and Podere Casella.
At km 9 you cross the Via Cassia, turn left and after 300 meters turn right, in the direction of Chiusure and the Abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore. You pass by Podere Monte Landi, Podere Capannone, Podere Poggioli until you reach the Strada Provinciale di Pieve a Salti where you turn left. At km 17,5, with Poggio dell’Amore on your left, you turn right. You walk along the typical unpaved white roads until you cross the famous Strada Bianca di Pieve a Salti (Strada Provinciale 75) that connects San Giovanni d'Asso with Buonconvento (km 15).
Turning left you walk on this dirt road for about 2,5 kms where you turn right.
Halfway this stretch, at km 16, you walk through the borgo Pieve a Salti where you could consider a lunch at Ristorante Podere Caprili (lunch: 12.30 - 14.00; dinner: 19.00 - 21.00 (open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, bridges and public holidays and summer period June-September).
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Lenghth: 16 km | 3 hours circa
Total climb 340 m
Total descent 611 m
You can also consider expanding your walk to a longer itinerary, and continue to the Abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore. [Buonconvento - Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore | Download gpx tracks here - Lenghth: 11.60 km | 2,5 hours circa].
From Buonconvento you can take a bus back to Montalcino. Timetable here.
Being so close to Buonconvento, a visit to this picturesque medieval village is a must. Via Soccini is the main shopping street in the historic center, where you find most restaurants, café's, the church, the town hall and other palaces and civic buildings. The local museum of Sacred art is one of the best in the area, and houses works by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pietro Lorenzetti, Andrea di Bartolo, Matteo di Giovanni and other Tuscan painters.
Ufficio turistico comunale | via Soccini 18
Weekly market is outside Buonconvento’s walls every Saturday on Piazza Antonio Gramsci (8:00 -13:00).
Museum of Religious Art - Museo di arte sacra della Val d'Arbia | Via Soccini, 17 | Opening time: Tues. to Sat. 10-12 and 15-17, Sun. 10-12 (winter). Tues. to Sat. 10-12 and 16-19, Sun. 10-12 (summer) • closed on Monday