Montalcino (564 m above sea level) is located on the top of a hill overlooking the Orcia, Arbia and Ombrone valleys.

As well as the marvellous views, there are numerous medieval buildings to admire in the town, starting with the Town Hall - ancient seat of Priors - an austere stone construction decorated with coats of arms and topped by a high tower, monumental loggias and Gothic round arches from the 14th and 15th centuries; followed by the neoclassic cathedral, built on a tenth-century parish church, whose Baptistry Chapel houses some interesting sculptures;

the sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso, built in 1600 on the site of a fifteenth century church; the Gothic- Romanesque Sant'Agostino, Sant'Egidio (also known as church of Siena), dating from the early 14th century; San Francesco with its quadrangular tower.

The Museo Civico has a Madonna with Child and Saints John and Peter, terracotta Robbiana from 1507; S. Sebastiano with more terracotta Robbiana from the  15th century. Archaeological Museum - remains from the paleolithic and neolithic eras, bronze age and iron age, cinerary urns and Etruscan vases. Diocesan Museum - early 13th century Romanesque crucifix; part of a polyptych by Luca di Tommè; Madonna and Child from the school of Duccio di Buoninsegna.

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