Do you love wine, beautiful countryside views, earthy foods, and friendly people? If so, you likely already know about Montalcino which is a town and wine region near Siena in Tuscany. I love Montalcino and have visited countless times. Here are my recommendations of where to stay in Montalcino including the best hotels.
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Where to Stay in Montalcino Including Hotels, Agriturismi, & Vineyards!
Montalcino is both a town and a wine region which makes it a little complicated to plan out where you should stay. Luckily you found our article and we are not only local experts for Montalcino but experts at organizing online content to make your decision-making processes easier. We’ve broken it down between staying in the village of Montalcino and in the countryside.
How long should you stay in Montalcino? I personally try and limit my visit to Montalcino to 2 nights. Why? If I stay any longer, I’ll spend all my money on wine. Also, you basically drink the entire time you are there which can be taxing more than a couple of days. Here’s how we broke down the areas you should stay in Montalcino.
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Hotels in The Village of Montalcino
Part of the draw to Italy are these mountaintop medieval towns that appear to be built on the same foundation. This is part of the reason Montalcino is such an attractive place to stay, but more so than that is the amazing wine producers in the area who create Brunello di Montalcino. It is an earthy wine that is dark and rich with flavor.
If you are looking to visit, you probably already know that. The town itself is gorgeous, walkable, and fun. If you are looking for inexpensive accommodation and lots of options, staying in Montalcino is likely for you. The key to a great stay is a great view, which is admittedly difficult to avoid. The hotel recommendations I have here are mostly focused on just that.
Why I love Montalcino Village
- People go to Montalcino to drink so it is nice to have many walkable restaurant and bar choices instead of driving.
- You can wake up and get breakfast at a local bar which I prefer over a hotel breakfast (cafe, fresh orange juice, e cornetto).
- Lots of hotel and acccommodation choices.
- Fortress of Montalcino (has a cool restaurant)
- Palazzo dei Priori
- Belvedere di Montalcino
Best Restaurants in Montalcino
- Boccon Divino (Personal favorite – amazing views)
- Osticcio (Incredible)
- Alle Logge di Piazza (great food & low key)
- Taverna del Grappolo Blu
- Il Gallo Stuzzicheria (Sandwiches and street food)
Best Hotels in Montalcino
Scalette di Piazza B&B
B&B | € | Central Location
Bed & Breakfasts are a great option in the Italian countryside because they are normally comfortable, clean, and characteristic of the area. This one is in the city center with exposed beams and all the great things you’ll appreciate in wine country!
Casanova di Neri Relais Hotel
€€€ | Montalcino Countryside | Must Rent a Car | Pool
Casanova di Neri is one of Montalcino’s premier wine producers and one of my personal favorites. It is not in the city of Montalcino, but a 2-minute drive away. A great option if you want to be close to Montalcino town, but in the countryside on a vineyard!
Hotel Vecchia Oliviera
3 Stars | €€ | Great Views | Pool
This is a great hotel on the edge of town with a pool which can be a delight after a day of wine tasting. decent prices with great views. There is a small hill to get into town, but no problem for any in reasonably good shape.
Hotel dei Capitani
3 Stars | €€ | Great Views | Pool
This is another great option, similar to Vecchia Oliviera, but on the other side of town. This hotel is close to all the action, has a great pool, and has great prices. Another great option.
€ | Montalcino Countryside | Rustic Apartments | Must Rent a Car | Pool
Le Chiuse is one of my favorite vineyards in all of Montalcino. The estate is quaint and rustic. You can rent an apartment for 90€ – 100€ per night pay in cash at arrival. The apartments mostly have two bedrooms but you can see the details on their website. It’s not in “Montalcino town” but about a 15-minute drive away.
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Montalcino Countryside and Vineyard Accommodations
Montalcino isn’t a large town, but you might still prefer to stay in the countryside. After all, it’s Tuscany! Here are my favorite recommendations for places to stay in the countryside of Montalcino, including several vineyards.
Why I love Montalcino’s Countryside
- Fresh air, great views, and characteristic accoommodation
- Possibility to stay on a vineyard!
- Abbey of Sant’Antimo
- Tons of Vineyards!
Best Hotels outside of Montalcino
€€€ | North of Montalcino | Great Views | Luxury | Pool
Capanna is a larger producer of wines in Montalcino who has done very well in the past decades. With open minds and ambitious goals, they built one of Montalcino’s most luxurious places to rest your head. It features an epic pool, restaurants, an outdoor deck overlooking wine country, and of course endless reserves of their wine.
Castello di Velona
€€€€ | Super Luxurious | Pools | Views | The Works!
If you are looking for an amazing experience, Castello di Velona is a great option. It’s a castle overlooking vineyards as far as the eye can see with tons of amenities. If you have the money it is a no-brainer!
I Due Cipressi
€ | 3 Star | Torrenieri | Quaint
Looking for a quaint and inexpensive countryside stay characteristic of Tuscany? You found it!
Castello Banfi Il Borgo
€€€€ | Montalcino Countryside (SW) | 5 Star Accommodation | Michelin Dining | Epic Pool
Castello Banfi is by far the largest producer of Brunello wines on the planet as they own the most territory. Their grounds are absolutely immaculate and their structure is beautiful. A famous line of cypress trees lines their kilometer or so long driveway into their estate.
Villa Le Prata Wine Resort
€€€€ | Luxury Residence | Pool | Epic Views
Looking for a zen-like vineyard with a hotel on site? Villa le Prata is a great choice for anyone looking to relax comfortably in a pristine setting. It is a special place for a lack of better words.
Borrgo Canaliccchio di Sopra Relais
€€€ | 5 Star | Pool
This is a beautiful property that is tranquil and luxuriouos in a low-key Tuscan way. The hotel is as curated and perfect as the vineyards themselves. A great choice.
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