GUIDED VISIT TO MONTALCINO'S HIDDEN TREASURES: 29th of December 2013

Siena's tour guide association heads for once out of town to propose a visit to Montalcino's lesser known sights. The guided walk will take you via some of the wine town's churches to Montalcino's medieval hospital. Inside the hospital the Scrittoio or Studiolo (little office) has been frescoed by San Gimignano born painter Vincenzo Tamagni.



Montalcino's hospital and San Francesco church
San Francesco church and hospital (on the left) seen from Montalcino's town center

Tamagni (1492 - 1530) was a pupil of Renaissance painter Sodoma, with whom he worked on the frescoes in the cloister of the Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey near Buonconvento. Apart of his works in various Tuscan towns, Tamagni later collaborated with Raphael in Rome on the famous Logge at the Vatican.  

GUIDED VISIT TO MONTALCINO: SUNDAY 29th of DECEMBER, 2013
Meeting point in front of the fortress at 3 pm. Cost of the guided tour is 6 € per person. The visit is in Italian, but it's well worth walking along for English speakers as the studiolo is normally not accessible by the public and the guide or participants are normally happy to translate the salient points to interested visitors. 
Reservation: +39 0577 43 273 info@guidesiena.it





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