Montalcino, famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, is a hill town in Tuscany, Italy. The town is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d’Orcia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Siena, 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Florence and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Pisa. The medieval quarter in Montalcino is denominated as the centro storico (historical center) a jewel of architecture. Montalcino is home to one of the rare pentangle fortresses, which, in all the wars between Firenze (Florence) and Siena, was never taken. Tours to visit this hilltop city as well as some surounding towns like Pienza where the Pecorino cheese comes from and the beautiful Montepulciano can be booked from Florence they take one hole day and cost around 65 Euros including some wine tasting.