South of Montalcino, an easy-going route, rolls through classic Tuscan landscapes. Just before reaching the delightful town of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, take time to visit the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo, dating back to the 8th century. The monks at the abbey still meet seven times a day, so you may be fortunate to hear the medieval Gregorian chants. Above the abbey, the village of Castelnuovo is a superb stop for lunch. Later in the afternoon, a private transfer will take you on to the Roman spa town of Bagno Vignoni.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: La Locanda Loggiato
Sisters Barbara and Sabrina have been welcoming guests to Bagno Vignoni for almost 20 years. Their 14th-century property has been lovingly restored with all en-suite rooms featuring terracotta flooring and traditional wooden beams. A place of relaxation, not all bedrooms have wi-fi (but it is available in communal areas). La Locanda is the perfect environment to relax in after a visit to the thermal baths just a few minutes away in the main piazza.