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Montalcino to Pieve a Salti

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A linear route from the hill top town of Montalcino to the Pieve a Salti Agriturismo with constant views of the Crete Senesi.

Distance 16,9 km
5:00 h.
274 m
531 m
503 m
163 m

Begin by locating the ancient gate of Porta Burelli in Montalcino, where your walk begins and descend into the valley walking past vineyards. Then ascend out of the valley, past a winery so that you are on a ridge and can see Montalcino on the hill top behind you. Pass many farms en route and perhaps run into some sheep being herded and follow the Via Francigena for a little while before heading into a field and down a dirt track before ascending again to the final ridge. The final 3 km are flat as you walk to your agriturismo where, weather permitting, you can relax by the swimming pool.

Note de l'auteur

Take a picnic lunch with you today. You can find provisions in one of the shops in Montalcino. There are many lovely places to stop and enjoy a picnic today. During the 4.2km route note mark there are great views over the countryside. It maybe too early to stop here for a picnic but it is certainly worth pausing here to take in the views. Or alternatively you can eat your picnic lunch by the swimming pool in Pieve a Salti Agriturismo.

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Sally Thompson
Mise à jour: 14.09.2022
Point le plus élevé
503 m
Point le plus bas
163 m
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Type de chemin

Chemin 1,27%Inconnu 98,73%
0,2 km
16,7 km
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Consignes de sécurité

There is a section of this walk where you have to walk along a main road for 600m (at 8.5km). There is a fair amount of traffic on this road including trucks and buses so you will need to be vigilant. Walk behind the metal barrier if you can where the road curves and perhaps stop and step back from the road to wait for larger vehicles to go past.

At times you will encounter barking dogs which can be very territorial. they bark loudly but seem harmless and usually behind a fence or gate.


Conseils et recommandations supplémentaires


Food & Drink ...

As there is nowhere to purchase a picnic lunch today or any restaurants, cafes en route you will need to buy provisions in Montalcino before you depart on your walk today. Since it is recommended to explore this lovely town if you haven't already you will likely find somewhere to buy items for a picnic as there are plenty of shops here.


Transport ...

Please make your shuttle arrangements for your walk tomorrow with the hotel reception 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.


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Porta Burelli Gate in Montalcino (503 m)
Coordonnées :
43.061595, 11.490579
43°03'41.7"N 11°29'26.1"E
32T 702804 4770665
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Pieve a Salti Agriturismo


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.


Toutes les notes sur les zones naturelles


43.061595, 11.490579
43°03'41.7"N 11°29'26.1"E
32T 702804 4770665
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If it's a hot day it is recommended to wear a sun hat as whilst there is some shade but most of the time there isn't any. Don't forget your sturdy walking boots/shoes as the gravel roads can be hard on the feet. Take plenty of water with you.

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Roslyn Owen
15.10.2019 · Communauté
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 · Communauté
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
Crédit photo : Ellen McNair, Community
John Woolman
17.03.2019 · Communauté
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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274 m
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503 m
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163 m
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