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Walk from Montalcino to Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo

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  • Views leaving Montalcino
    Views leaving Montalcino
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A linear route from the hilltop town of Montalcino to Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo with constant views over the Crete Senesi.

Strecke 16,3 km
5:00 h
277 hm
522 hm
503 hm
163 hm

Begin by locating the ancient gate of Porta Burelli in Montalcino, where the walk begins and descend into the valley walking past vineyards. Ascend out of the valley, past a winery and up onto a ridge. There are views of Montalcino on the hilltop behind. Pass many farms en route and perhaps run into some sheep being herded. Follow the Via Francigena for a little while before heading into a field and down a dirt track. Ascending once again to the final ridge. The last 3 kms to the agriturismo are flat. On arrival, weather permitting, there’s the chance to relax by the swimming pool.


Alternatively, there is an easier walking option today ‘Walk Montalcino to Buonconvento (alternative shorter walk)’, which is slightly shorter and is a gentle downhill route into Buonconvento village. If you are staying in Buonconvento this evening, then we would recommend taking this option. If you are staying at Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo then please arrange the transfer (from Buonconvento at the end of the walk) the night before.


Shorter walk to Buonconvento: 12kms/7mi Ascent/Descent: 43m/396m


Take a picnic lunch with provisions brought in one of the shops in Montalcino. There are many lovely places to stop and enjoy this enroute today. At the 4.2 kms route note mark there are great views over the countryside. It might be too early to stop here for a picnic, but it is certainly worth pausing to take in the views. Alternatively eat the picnic lunch on arrival beside the swimming pool in Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo.


The Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo is a sprawling property, so when nearing the end of the walk, keep an eye out for the reception sign, so as not to accidently walk pass this.

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There are a few sections of the walk on small country roads and along pavements of busier roads today including a section along a main road for about 600m (at the 8.5 kms mark). There is a fair amount of traffic on this road including trucks and buses so it’s important to be vigilant. Walk behind the metal barrier, if possible, especially where the road curves, or stop and step back from the road to wait for larger vehicles to go past. On smaller roads where there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule for road walking is to walk on the same side as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.


There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock.  Be vigilant and respectful of all animals. At times it’s possible to encounter barking dogs. Most dogs on farms and in the countryside are very territorial so they begin to bark when they hear you coming and do not stop until you are past the property. We recommend just keeping your head down and walking at a normal pace past the house. They were behind a fence, so there was no risk they could escape.


July and August are the hottest months. At that time of year, the temperatures can rise into the 30 degrees Celsius during the day. Always make sure to stay hydrated and carry plenty of water. There aren’t many water fill points along the way. It is also advisable to wear skin protecting clothing and use sun cream/screen. We recommend starting the walk very early in the morning to arrive at the abbey before the heat of the day. We recommend inquiring about the day’s forecasted weather before setting out on the walk. A useful website for climate information specific to towns and countries is or


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Food & Drink

As there is nowhere to purchase a picnic lunch today or any restaurants or cafes enroute it’s necessary to buy provisions in Montalcino before departing for the walk. It’s recommended to explore this lovely town if you haven't already. There are plenty of shops here.


Included Transfer

Please make your transfer arrangements for the walk tomorrow, this evening.



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Montalcino (567 m), with a population of about 5000, is a classical walled Tuscan hill town whose appearance has changed little for 500 years. Its 14th century fortress is well preserved, and you can walk along its parapet to get a panoramic view of the town and the surrounding countryside. Within the fortress walls is an Enoteca, where you buy your ticket to visit the fortress, and where you can sample the Brunello wine for which Montalcino is famous.

You can see most of the sights by walking the town’s length from south to north along the Via S. Saloni, Via Matteotti, and Via Mazzini.  For more views, climb west on Viale Roma to the Madonna del Soccorso church and then turn left to follow to follow the Viale P. Strozzi along the western wall.


Porta Burelli Gate in Montalcino (503 m)
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Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo


*** To help you follow the route with confidence we have provided these route notes. The route is mostly waymarked, but we strongly suggest following the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to have a safe, enjoyable, and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should paper copies be preferred. ***

0.01km – Begin today’s walk at the Porta Burelli Gate (if you are staying at the Hotel Dei Capitani turn right outside the front door and walk 200m to the gate). Walk STRAIGHT ON through the gate and walk down the same road for 400m, ignoring any roads off to the left and right.

0.4km – Just after the stone posts on your right, BEAR RIGHT (signposted to Az. Agri. Molinari Carlo) and walk down this road for just over 2km as it continues to descend to the valley. Ignore any turnings off to the left or right. Lower down you will pass vineyards to your left and right.

2.1km – After crossing the wooden bridge, BEAR RIGHT on the same gravel road, ignoring the gravel road off to the left. 400m further on at the give way sign continue on the same road BEARING RIGHT and ignoring the road going left.

3.0km – At the next give way sign BEAR LEFT on the same road and then 50m later TURN RIGHT at the stop sign towards Montalcino. Walk along the main road for 200m taking care of traffic. Then TURN LEFT following signs to P. Collodi and Torrenieri. Walk up this wide tarmac road which then narrows and begins to ascend and becomes gravel. After a while the road flattens out and you pass a large stone house on your left and the entrance to Agri. Collodi. Walk past the house for a further 200m.

4.2km – TURN RIGHT towards Podere San Carlo and the Via Francigena (see brown sign on the right as you turn). Descend up this gravel track for a further 1.5km walking past vineyards and farmhouses en route. There are great views towards Montalcino as you walk. You will also see occasional Via Francigena signs, normally wrapped around posts.

5.7km – Here you pass a large stone farmhouse on the right. 500m later you need to be vigilant as there is a left turning which is very indistinct. At this point the road bears slightly right and descends, but you need to look to your left. You will see a white “Divieto di Cassia” sign just off to your left in the field. TURN LEFT and walk towards it. Next to it on the floor to the right are some concrete slabs, mostly round and a small tree. (This is reassurance that you have walked towards the correct sign). Pass this white sign and head for the next white sign posted at the right hand edge of this field. At the time of writing this field was very overgrown, but keep going and walking down and through the field and at the end of the field pass through wooden posts STRAIGHT ON and then bearing right where the trail becomes more distinct and where, at the bottom of this field you can see a dirt track. Meet the dirt track and continue along it with a small wooded valley to your left and a house surrounded by cypress trees, walk towards it.

7.2km - As you pass the house on your right you may need to step over a metal chain in order to continue STRAIGHT ON. (If there is no metal chain just carry straight on as well). After a few metres BEAR RIGHT, ignoring the sharp right turn leading to the same house you just passed and the trail on the left. Descend on the same road for 300m.

7.5km – At the junction where there is a barn to your left go STRAIGHT ON. 100m later BEAR RIGHT at the fork next to a small pond. Descend on the same road for 1km until you meet a main road.

8.5km – At the main road TURN LEFT. Be very careful of traffic here as it is a busy road and there are occasionally lorries and buses. Please be vigilant and try to walk behind metal barriers and on the grass verge where possible. You need to walk along this main road for 600m.

9.1km – TURN RIGHT at the next right turn and walk up this gravel road ascending.

10.3km – At the fork BEAR LEFT following the direction to S. Guiseppe on the wooden signpost. Continue to walk up the same gravel road for just over a km. At the first cluster of farm buildings here keep STRAIGHT ON.

11.3km – At the T-junction TURN RIGHT, ignoring the sign and trail to the left for San Guiseppe.

11.7km – With the yellow sign to San Guiseppe on your right hand side and pointing in the direction you have just come from TURN LEFT ascending, ignoring the track descending and going straight on. Continue on same gravel track for 1.3km.

13.0km – After passing a house on your right and at the junction where there is a green iron gate to your left, and a gravel road going sharp right leading to the house you just passed go STRAIGHT ON and walk down the same road for 600m.

13.6km – At this junction ignore the trail off to the right signposted to Agriturismo Torricella continue STRAIGHT ON for another 600m.

14.2km – At the next junction TURN LEFT (with signs to S. Guiseppe and Podere Torricella pointing the way you just came).

Keep walking on the same road for a further 2.6km until you come to the Agriturismo Pieve a Salti. Don’t be tempted to stop too soon as there are plenty of other Pieve a Salti  buildings, but keep going until you see a sign for Reception on your right.

16.8km - Where you see the Reception sign on your right and at the fork, BEAR RIGHT and up the Agriturismo Pieve a Salti driveway.

17.0km - The walk finishes at the agriturismo’s front entrance.


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This depends on the time of year; if traveling in the spring or autumn it can be cool in the morning, but it soon heats up in the late morning and afternoon so make sure to bring some layers. During the summer months, the area can be prone to afternoon thunderstorms, so waterproofs or a rain poncho are also essential in case of heavy showers. In the heat of the day, sun cream is essential, and a sunhat is highly recommended.  Whilst there is some shade today, for most of the walk there isn't any, so sun protection is especially important. Otherwise, normal hiking gear in a 25-litre rucksack will suit.


A sturdy pair of well broken-in walking boots are recommended.  Most of today's walk is along gravel roads, which can be tough on the feet.


Walking poles will be a big advantage on the ascents and descents.


A fully charged phone is essential; if in doubt that the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.


It's best to be prepared and bring a picnic lunch and snacks today. It is recommended to drink 0.75 litres of water per hour of walking, so refill filtration bottle/s along the way.


Other essential items are blister treatments and a first aid kit, insect repellent, biodegradable toilet tissue, and a whistle and torch.

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Roslyn Owen
15.10.2019 · Community
Perfect day, glad we had a few clouds. Could be very hot hike on a sunny day.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:03:50 PM
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Ellen McNair
24.09.2019 · Community
9/24/2019 The field had been plowed, no problem there. Also glad we had gps to identify the right path. It rained very hard yesterday, so the 1-2 km walk from the field to the asphalt road was extremely muddy. I was very glad we had walking sticks.
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Walk after field Monalcino to Buonconvento
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John Woolman
17.03.2019 · Community
Beautiful views. Long, but not over demanding hike as few very steep uphill slopes. At one point path disappeared in ploughed field, but sat nav kept us on right route. We could have done with a few more directions at end of walk as we got confused between the Borgo and the Agriturismo
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