Alberese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma



Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

        Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

        Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

        Walking in the crete senesi



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata

         Walking on Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena

Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala



Val d'Elsa


          San Gimignano

          Colle di Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone









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City Gates in Montalcino | Fortezza di Montalcino, Porta al Cassero [1]


Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
The walls of Montalcino | The Gates of Montalcino

Within the old walls of Montalcino, there are still six gates visible:
Porta Cerbara (Cervara), Porta al Cassero, Porta al Cornio, embedded in the Church of the Madonna del Soccorso, Porta Burelli o Murelli, Porta Castellana and Porta Gattoli.

Porta al Cassero
Porta al Cassero, Montalcino

Porta al Cassero, Montalcino [2]


The walls of Montalcino were built in the thirteenth century, while the fortress was built by Sienese architects in 1361 atop the highest point of the town. The fortrress was designed with a pentagonal layout by the Sienese architects Mino Foresi and Domenico di Feo and incorporates some of the pre-existing southern walls. Though the town itself was eventually conquered, the fortress itself never submitted, an admirable feat, considering the size of the Sienese and Florentine forces that besieged Montalcino at varying intervals. The Fortezza was consequently used for four years as a capital structure by Siena during the last years of the Senese Republic, following the fall of Siena to the Florentines in 1555.



Mappa Gates of Montalcino | Ingrandire mappa

Montalcino Porta Gattoli   Fortezza di montalcino 06 porta   Montalcino Porta Burelli

Porta Gattoli



Fortezza di Montalcino, Porta al Cassero


Porta Burelli

Montalcino, Porta Castellana   Il Santuario di Santa Maria del Soccorso - panoramio (1)   Porta Cerbara (Cervara)

Porta Castellana



Porta al Cornio, embedded in the Church of the Madonna del Soccorso



Porta Cerbara (Cervara)

Galleria immagini Montalcino


Palazzo dei Priori a Montalcino   La chiesa di San Francesco si trova alla fine di via Ricci, Montalcino   La chiesa di Sant'Antonio, Montalcino, vista dal Viale Strozzi

Palazzo dei Priori a Montalcino



La chiesa di San Francesco, alla fine di via Ricci



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


Podere Santa Pia is located in a strategic position, only a short distance from a large number of sites of historical and cultural interest. Numerous towns and villages offer a treasure trove of history and art waiting to be discovered. Drive through the magnificent hills of the Montecucco wineregion all the way to Montalcino, and enjoy the beauty of villages and hamlets along the way. With roughly 250 wineries producing Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and other Tuscan DOC wines, a wine tour is always a good idea. Also the bordering Montecucco DOC and Morellino di Scansano regions offer plenty of wine tasting opportunities. Podere Santa Pia can organize a trip to taste a great selection of top Tuscan red wines and have lunch in one of those famous cellars. Hikes and walks through the vineyards are accompanied by stunning views of the rolling hills, small vilages and churches.

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The property of Podere Santa Pia lies on the hills overlooking the Valle d’Ombrone, a beautiful and miraculously intact valley in Southern Tuscany.
The views are breath-taking from every angle.





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Podere Santa Pia, con una vista indimenticabile sulla Maremma Toscana


[1] Photo by Sailko, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
[2] Photo byMarco Varisco, published under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license.