The Wine Route
If you are a lover of wine and want to drive through the best zone for wine tasting, this trip is for you. From Montalcino head to Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Visit the radiant travertine and alabaster church of Sant’Antimo, where the daily mass includes haunting Gregorian chants. Head east to hidden Seggiano, then Castel del Piano, then Arcidosso. Lunch at La Tagliola, a tiny restaurant at the end of nowhere, with porcini mushrooms cooked ten different ways. Continue on to Monticello Amiata, Cinigiano, and Castel Porrona; then head back to Montalcino for sunset.