Agriturismo La Crociona is located along the road that connects Montalcino to the magnificent Sant'Antimo Abbey in Castelnuovo dell'Abate. Montalcino owes almost everything to it´s forest including the name "Monte Ilcinus" (Mount Ilcinus) and its coat of arms (a holm oak on six reddish mountains). The name is mentioned in the manuscript as sub Monte Lucinii in 814, Montalcino in 1181 and Monte Ilcino in 1214.
Montalcino owes almost everything to its wood, including the name "Monte Ilcinus" (mountain of holm oaks) and the coat of arms (an holm oak on six reddish mountains). The toponym is mentioned in the manuscripts as sub Monte Lucinii in 814, Montalcino in 1181 and Monte Ilcino in 1214.
Located at 564 meters above sea level between the valleys Ombrone in the North-West, Orcia to the South and Asso to the East, Montalcino has an extension of 24,000 hectares (ACRES). The territory is part of Parco Artistico Naturale e Culturale della Val d'Orcia that since 2005 has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage and is world famous for its excellent wines, among which the renowned the Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.