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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino

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The Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo is the absolute highlight of this itinerary [1


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Walking from Sant'Antimo to Sant'Angelo in Colle


Podere Santa Pia is a large old rambling Tuscan farmhouse, located on a hill among olive groves, Mediterranean macchia, and vineyards in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma. A winding scenic road, just outside the village of Castiglioncello Bandini, is leading to this former cloister, hidden in a seduced valley.
The surrounding hills, crossed with dirt roads and secret paths are ideal for hiking.

The trail from the Abbey of Sant’Antimo towards Sant’Angelo in Colle is situated north of Podere Santa Pia. Take a walk on the strada bianche or dirt road to Sant’Angelo in Colle and have lunch at Il Pozzo or Il Leccio, or go to Pino in Sant'Angelo Scalo for delicious everyday fare. You can enjoy some exclusive wine tours and tasting experiences in the valleys below the abbey.


The trail

This is an itinerary in the great scenery of Brunello vineyards in the Val d’Orcia between Castelnuovo dell'Abate and Sant'Angelo in Colle. There is no difficulty in following the track.And a visit to the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, one of the highlights of romanesque architecture, is a must.

You are in the midst of some great wineries: Poggio di Sotto, Ciacci Piccolomini (Località Molinello) and Uccelliera Di Cortonesi Andrea (45 Localita' Pod. Uccelliera) are all nearby. Or check out Mastrojanni, owned by the coffee producing Illy family. Plan in advance to arrange a visit to one of these great Brunello wineries in the surroundings of Castelnuovo dell’Abate or on the way to Sant'Angelo in Colle. A map with some of the most particular wineries on the southern slopes of Montalcino can be found here.



Itinerary from the Abbey of Sant'Antimo to Sant'Angelo in Colle | View map on Alltrails Map by poderesantapia | Abbazia Sant'Antimo - Sant'Angelo in Colle


This itinerary starts at the very impressive Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo.

You walk along dirt roads, through vineyards and woodlands to the beautiful walled village of Sant'Angelo in Colle, eventually stopping off along the route to visit wineries like Poggio di Sotto, La Palazzetta, and Uccelliera in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, and Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona, la Cantina Mastrojanni, Sesta di Sopra, Tenuta Collosorbo and Lisini further along the road.

Your walk finishes near the Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo, on the square Piazza Castello where two excellent restaurants offer great lunches. You can have lunch at Il Pozzo or Il Leccio, or a little further at Caffè Sant'Angelo in Sant'Angelo Scalo, simply called da Pino by native Italians.

lenghth 9,70 km | Time almost 2 hours | gpx

Total climb     216 m    |    Total descent    418 m

In Sant'Angelo in Colle you can take a bus back to Montalcino. The bus stop is on Via del Colombaio, next to the Parking.

Check this map for good bus connections | Mappa extraurbano Siena

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Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Map of the Brunello di Montalcino region | Member companies of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino





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The magical moment when the first glimpses of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo appear [1]

Inversed Trail

Sant'Angelo in Colle - Sant'Antimo | 9,78 km | gpx

The advantage (?) of this direction is you walk downhill most of the time. And the magical moment when the first glimpses of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo come into view is unforgettable.
The evocative abbey, hidden in a secluded valley can be visited completely in less than an hour.

lenghth 9,78 km | Time almost 2 hours | gpx

Total climb  151 m    |    Total descent   267 m



Itinerary fromSant'Angelo in Coll to Abbey of Sant'Antimo e | View map on Alltrails| Map by poderesantapia|Sant'Angelo in Colle - Sant'Antimo





Some of the most particular estates of the Brunello di Montalcino territory | Ingrandire mappa

Tenuta Collosorbo


Tenuta Collosorbo is one of the oldest domains in the Montalcino region, and is run by 3 women from the Sutero Sardo family, Giovanna and her daughters Laura and Lucia. Together they run this beautiful wine estate, Laura is the oenologist in charge of vinification and vineyards while Lucia is responsible for sales and marketing and Giovanna is in general charge of the estate. They own 30 hectares of vineyards, on which mainly sangiovese grapes were planted. The wine estate is located on a beautiful strada bianca, that Sant'Angelo in Colle to the abbey of Sant'Antimo.


Tenuta Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino riserva DOCG, Collosorbo Rosso di Montalcino, Super Tuscan Lula Rosso di Toscana IGT Tenuta Collosorbo, Tenuta di Collosorbo Rosso Toscana IGT, Tenuta di Collosorbo Le Due Gemme' Sant'Antimo Rosso, Tenuta di Collosorbo Sant'Antimo DOC Rosso.


Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona



Tenuta Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, located in the southeast of the municipality of Montalcino, extends in the immediate vicinity of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, a medieval-looking village near the famous Romanesque abbey of S. Antimo. Located between the Poggio d'Arna and the river Orcia that borders its southern borders, it offers a unique panorama bounded by the iconic silhouette of Monte Amiata.
The estate dates back to the 17th century with a palazzo built in 1672 by Fabius de’ Vecchis, Bishop of Montalcino and Abbot of Sant’Antimo. It was bought by the Ciacci family in 1877, but the story of the wine doesn’t start until 1985, and the current owners, brother and sister Paolo and Lucia Bianchini, are only second-generation wine producers.



Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna di Pianrosso, Riserva Santa Caterina d'Oro, Rosso di Montalcino DOC Rossofonte, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Sant'Antimo DOC
Fabivs, Sant'Antimo DOC Ateo, IGT Toscana Rosso, Grappa di Brunello Riserva Pianrosso.



Brunello di Montalcino, Tenuta Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino, Tenuta Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Montalcino

Ciacci Piccolomini
Località Molinello, 53024 Montalcino SI - Italia



Montalcino and Brunello Vineyards


Montalcino, Panorama   Montalcino vineyard - panoramio   Brunello di Montalcino vineyards




Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, Montalcino



Some of the most particular estates of the Brunello di Montalcino territory


Photo album Abbey of Sant'Antimo


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Castelnuovo dell'Abate



L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (Montalcino) [1]



Anello Abbazia di Sant'Antimo



Abbazia di Sant'Antimo,  L'altare maggiore e il crocifisso visti dal matroneo   Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Il presbiterio visto dal matroneo   Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 43 - Archi del matroneo

L'altare maggiore e il crocifisso visti dal matroneo



Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 42 - Il presbiterio visto dal matroneo



L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Archi del matroneo [1]


Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, capitello con daniele nella fossa dei leoni del Maestro di Cabestan   Sant Antimo Kreuz   L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, giochi di luce sul soffitto

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, capitello con San Daniele nella fossa dei leoni,i del Maestro di Cabestany [2]



L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, giochi di luce sul soffitto


Frazioni Montalcino, Sant'Angelo in Colle


Panorama of Sant’Angelo in Colle, hamlet of Montalcino   Sant'Angelo in Colle   Pieve San Michele Arcangelo Sant'Angelo in Colle

Panorama Sant’Angelo in Colle, Montalcino



Sant'Angelo in Colle



 Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, situata a Sant'Angelo in Colle


[1] Photo by By Peter K Burian, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Montalcino WALKING TRAILS | The best trials in the Val d'Orcia

Walking in the Val d'Orcia |
The best hiking trails in and around Montalcino

Anello Abbey of Sant'Antimo | 7,53 km

Anello Montalcino - Abbey of Sant'Antimo | 24,07 km

Walking around Montalcino through the famous Brunello vineyards | 8,61 km

Walking from Montalcino to Sant'Antimo | 10,92 km

Walking from Sant'Antimo to Sant'Angelo Scalo | 12,50 km

The best Val d'Orcia WALKING TRAILS

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Holiday accomodation in Tuscany

Podere Santa Pia is a large Tuscan country house sitting on a hill dominating the Ombrone and Orcia Valleys, two of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany, 70 km south of Siena. This part of southern Tuscany, known as the Maremma, is a wonderfully peaceful and very beautiful unspoilt area, ideal for a quiet holiday.
Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini. The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Maremma hills.

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