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Located in a secluded location to the west, and elevated with respect to the central road axis of Montalcino, the cathedral features an unusual neoclassical shape. In fact, designed by Agostino Fantastici (1782-1845), it replaced the pre-existing Romanesque church starting from 1818. - Picture of Centro Storico di Montalcino

Photo: Located in a secluded location to the west, and elevated with respect to the central road axis of Montalcino, the cathedral features an unusual neoclassical shape. In fact, designed by Agostino Fantastici (1782-1845), it replaced the pre-existing Romanesque church starting from 1818.

Located in a secluded location to the west, and elevated with respect to the central road axis of Montalcino, the cathedral features an unusual neoclassical shape. In fact, designed by Agostino Fantastici (1782-1845), it replaced the pre-existing Romanesque church starting from 1818.
Via S. Saloni, starting from the center towards the south, ends at one of the six well-preserved gates of the medieval city, "Porta Cerbaia".
The central Piazza del Popolo, the heart of the old town, is dominated on the south side by the narrow and high "Palazzo dei Priori", symbol of the independence of the ancient Municipality; although it ended early, with the takeover of the Sienese domination in 1260.
Via Giuseppe Mazzini - which heads north from the central Piazza del Popolo - is one of the central axes of the medieval city
The church and the former San Francesco convent ((now home to public health facilities) seen from the heart of the historic center of Montalcino.
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Brun066 wrote a review Jun 2021
Florence, Italy10,180 contributions1,064 helpful vote
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Most of those for whom Montalcino is famous know it for its wines (Brunello, Rosso…), which however are substantially recent “invention” (mid 19th century); moreover, much less than for wine and almost only in Italy - indeed in Tuscany - the town is known for being the last
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Date of experience: June 2021
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