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Montaione holidays bring you a taste of Tuscany’s beautiful landscapes and rich history. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fragrant citrus orchards, the town is perched on a hillside, overlooking spectacular farmlands and the surrounding villages. Couples will love the opportunity to relax and immerse themselves in the Medieval town’s culture, while adventurers have plenty to keep them entertained in the local area. Take a cooking class and learn to create classic Tuscan dishes using fresh ingredients from the area’s farmlands, hike through the rolling green hillsides or explore pretty towns as you cycle through Tuscany.

Montaione holidays bring you the best of both worlds. Enjoy the rural feel of this sleepy village, tucked away in the centre of Tuscany. Within an hour’s drive away are the historic sights of Pisa, beautiful Siena and artistic Florence. The town itself is home to winding streets which date back to its Medieval past, as well as local cafés, restaurants and bars offering up exquisite cuisine. Head out into the countryside and explore the many Chianti vineyards, perfect for a day spent tasting wines and learning about the processes used to create them.

Explore Montaione like no other

At Citalia we’re the leading Italian holiday specialist. We have 90 years of expertise in providing holidays to Montaione and other Italian destinations, helping you to immerse yourself in this hidden area of Italy.

A holiday in Mantaione provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian culture. Spend your days getting lost among the maze of narrow cobbled streets, stumbling across little piazzas where the locals sit outside to chat, play chess and drink espresso. Order local delicacies or pick up delicious wines grown within walking distance of the town. To see the town at its most lively, visit Piazza Gramsci on a Friday and get lost in the bustle of its vibrant market.

Explore Montaione’s architecture as you wander through its crooked streets. Stop in San Regolo Church, the town’s oldest building, which dates back to the 13th Century. Admire its paintings and simple lines as well as the striking bell tower. Perhaps the main attraction of the town is the Pretorian Palace, which dates back to the 13th Century. Once home to a royal family, it’s now a local library and museum dedicated to the area’s history.  

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Montaione enjoys a prime position on a hilltop in Tuscany. It’s also in the centre of the region, giving you easy access to some of the area’s most celebrated towns and cities. The best way to get around is by hiring a car, with three major train stations just under an hour’s drive from the town, perfect for further exploration.

Pair your Montaione holiday with Pisa and compare the bustling squares and many historic attractions of the city with the rural feel of this little town. Alternatively, Siena is just an hour’s drive away. Here you’ll find warm stone buildings, lively piazzas and artisan shops. Florence, Tuscany’s biggest attraction, is just over an hour away by car. It’s home to some of the area’s most famous sights and galleries, exuding both style and beauty - a perfect add on to your Montaione holidays.

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Montaione Specialities

Sangiovese grapes are grown throughout the region and used to make Chianti wine, with some of the best vineyards to be found around Montaione. One of the most popular Italian red wines to try, it goes well with lighter pasta and pizza dishes, as well as hearty stews and rich meals. This dry red wine can consist of 100% Sangiovese grapes, or for a fruitier bottle it can be combined with 20% Merlot, Cabernet or Syrah. It’s a delicious wine which conjures images of straw baskets and rolling Tuscan hillsides, and a bottle makes the perfect souvenir or gift to take back home.

Pappa al Pomodoro is a versatile soup made throughout the Tuscan region and sold in most of Montaione’s restaurants. Its staple ingredients are Tuscan bread, tomatoes, garlic and basil. Perfect as a starter or a side dish, further herbs can be added for a richer flavour. This inexpensive meal is ideal for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Pair it with succulent local steaks and meats, or combine the soup with salads, breads and fresh local olives for a delicious sharing platter.

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Excursions in and around Montaione

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