From the top of the hill Montalcino, declared a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2004, preserves the beauty of a typical medieval town with the old fortified walls and the ramparts of the fortress, the cathedrals, the convents and the frescos in the cloisters. Between the narrow alleys and the squares one could discover small shops with typical local products, wine shops and restaurants.
The patchwork of the climatic and natural micro areas characterizes the variety of the production of Brunello di Montalcino. La Palazzetta is located on the South East side where the unique terroir combines the heat of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea with the driving winds coming from Mount Amiata (ex volcano and sacred mountain for the Etruscans) that protects as a natural barrier from the heavy rains and hailstorms. The ocher soil is a melting pot of clay, sandstone and rich and noble limestone.