Should you require information concerning your visit to Palazzina Cesira, Montalcino and the Val d'Orcia, please do not hesitate to contact us.                                     Lucilla                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Palazzina Cesira,  Via Soccorso Saloni  2 Montalcino (SI), Italy -53024                 Telephone: +011-39-0577-846055             E-mail:

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Montalcino is located in the center of the most beautiful and least traveled part of Tuscany. Palazzina Cesira in Montalcino is a great choice as the place to stay while touring Tuscany.
Montalcino is surrounded by a magnificent country side with ancient villages, medieval churches and Abbeys. Roman and Etruscan ruins and the famous 9th Century Abbey of S. Antimo built by Charlemagne and of course there is much, much more.

Although small (1400 inhabitants within the walls) Montalcino has over 220 wineries. It is the home of Italy’s premier wine “Brunello di Montalcino”. Montalcino is also the principal town of the "Parco Artistico e Naturale della Val D’ Orcia”.  Declared by UNESCO as a “WORLD HERITAGE SITE FOR HUMANITY’. The surrounding area of the Val D’ Orcia includes the hill towns of Pienza, San Quirico D’ Orcia, Radicofani and Castiglione D’ Orcia.

There is so much to see and do in Montalcino and its surrounding countryside, that many of our long term guests take the opportunity to use Montalcino as a base for day trips to; Siena, Florence, S. Gimignano, Volterra, Lago Trasimeno, Pitigliano, La Maremma and the Tuscan Coast. Situated at nearly 600 meters above the river valleys of the Ombrone, Orcia and Asso rivers and just 40 km from the Mediterranean Sea, Montalcino’s climate is very gentile, with warm days and cool evenings.

Palazzina Cesira is a beautiful 13th Century residence with a refined and tranquil ambience. An elegant home, located in the historic center of Montalcino. It is a place where you will experience the style and atmosphere of times gone by.

The dignity of the old world with the comforts of our Modern Era creates an inviting and relaxed environment for our guests.

Palazzina Cesira offers lovely en suite Double rooms and Mini-suites, antique furnishings, flat screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi. A beautiful sitting room and private garden to relax in.

Our rooms are air conditioned during the summer (rarely needed) and centrally heated when its cool. A complete breakfast, Continental or American style is served in the dining room or in the garden patio. Our free off street permit parking is located nearby.

After nearly 20 years living in the most beautiful river valley in Tuscany, It is always a pleasure for us to share our knowledge of the area with our guests.  We are happy to help our guests coordinate winery tours and day trips to the nearby villages and towns and to our ancient churches and Abbeys.

While planing your trip to Tuscany. Come to the Heart of Tuscany, to Montalcino and spend a few days here and enjoy a life long experience.


10% Direct Booking Discount

Valid until 15 April                                                                                                                                                                

Lost Worlds Italy - Legendary Trail Tuscany + Tuscany

April 26, 2017

Wednesday   5:00 AM (daily until 30 Apr 2017)

Castiglione d'OrciaSiena

Tuscany Crossing Val d'Orcia 2017

22-Apr-2017 Castiglione d'Orcia, Siena, Italy

Mountains Race 
103KM / 64Miles 
2 Days - 500 Runners   Alternate Distances: 53KM/33M 15KM/9M


MAY 5, 6 and 7 

Spring Festival at Montalcino 2017

23 April to 8 May

Sienese March of Independence

25th April - Siena and Montalcino

Village Fair - 1th May Sant'Angelo Scalo 2017

1th May - Sant’Angelo Scalo


8th May Holiday

May 7th and 8 th - Montalcino

The Festival of the Patron, S.S. Maria del Soccorso,                                                                                                                                                           including the offering of a Votive candle by the quarters (Ruga, Borghetto, Travaglio, Pianello).                                                                                      There is a village fair which features a concert by  Filarmonica G.Puccini, bingo and fireworks from the Fortress.

10% Direct Booking Discount 30-03-2017


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Lost Worlds Italy - Legendary Trail Tuscany + Tuscany 30-03-2017


Legendary Trail Tuscany  - Overview Run the trails, back alleys and pathways that linked ancient towns, villages, and outlying fortifications in the the region of Tuscany that were in use a thousand years ago - some hardly known in modern days and some forgotten altogether. Description An exclusive trail circuit/series designed for groups of trail runners and trekkers. Participants run to and through some of the most beautiful and ancient towns and villages of Italy and will have an opportunity to then spend time each day exploring those villages, eating local food, and spending nights in comfortable lodging at each village. A passage through time back to a simpler and more authentic way of life among the local Pastore (shepherds) and towns people who welcome travelers cheerfully to the tavernas, pensiones, agrotourismos, restaurants and homes. Many tourists go to Rome, Florence or Venice but this is a opportunity to see many of the timeless areas and eternal trails of Italy in a way that most never get to see or know. Legendary Trails trips are designed exclusively for Lost Worlds Travel and will be scheduled before both Lost Worlds races. Amalfi Coast Crossing and Tuscany Crossing in Italy so that you can enjoy doing what you love: racing and exploring the country by trail. These trails and villages will be in the regions of Tuscany.. Trail distances of 5k-20k PROGRAM - April 25 - 30, 2017   More info here:  If interested book right away.  *Included in this 6 - day adventure holiday - airport transfers, all accommodations, all scheduled runs activities, trip guide(s), event transportation, breakfasts, some dinners and race registration for Tuscany Crossing. **** Cancellation/Refund Policy - any booking fees are 100% refundable within 30 days of placing booking.   Lost Worlds Travel     our philosophy is simple. Set ambitious travel goals and experience wondrous places. We work with people who are passionate about travel  and providing authentic, immersive experiences that are well researched, well executed  and difficult to replicate. Our staff and trip guides will be available or with you the entire time to assist you in any way.   Our clients are runners who like travel and travelers who like to run. With Lost Worlds Travel we have gone beyond offering an incredible race and have put together a well tailored, multi-layered and memorable running holiday, nuanced and thought out...and all the while building up to Race Day. Each trip will be 5-7 days in duration, including race day.   Our team has been looking after runners at the destination races we dream up for over 10 years. We believe that this approach of keeping our groups small in size - 10-12 guests each outing  - will allow us to prepare and manage a truly remarkable and singularly rewarding experience for each group. As well as having interesting program of daily excursions we will have optional running tours of 5-10k  scheduled to keep you legs moving and ready to race. We will also have plenty of free time to allow you to strike out and explore the area on your own.   We invite you to join us for a one of a kind trip with your friends or on your own. You'll find good company here. - Lost Worlds Travel   TUSCANY CROSSING   Join us for the 4th edition of Tuscany Crossing and the Lost Worlds Trail Series in April 2016. Lost Worlds Racing will again host a race in the heart of Tuscany in what is arguably one of the most beautiful and memorable race locations in the series! With 300 - 400 participants in the last two years we anticipate an even larger turn out this year.  Interest in the race location is already very high and we will be limited to 200 international entries due to permit restrictions. Join us at the  Tuscany Crossing in 2016 but make sure to reserve a space soon! With it's winding hills, mild climate, rugged trails and timeless backdrop of castles, villages and medieval fortifications it is a perfect venue to run a challenging and unforgettable 100k/50k. WHATS INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION:  Included in this 6 - day adventure holiday - airport transfers, all accommodations, all scheduled runs/treks, trip guide(s), event transportation, breakfasts, dinners and race registration for Tuscany Crossing. This is an international trail ultra that takes trail runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty in the areas of Val d' Orcia and Montalcino. There is a choice of 103k, 53k or 15k. The 103k awards 3 UTMB points and the 53k offers 1 point. Click on links below for more info: TRAVEL. GETTING TO THE RACE: PICK UP/DROP OFF FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS All participants who are using our scheduled transfers should fly to Rome. Our pick up will be at Rome at Terminal 3 arrivals. The pick up time will be in the early afternoon.  The race is on Saturday. The scheduled drop off to Rome is on Sunday morning.   Tuscany Crossing - Italy, 4th edition - April 23rd, 2016 (Saturday) Lodging -3 star guest house or hotel near to race start/finish. double rooms shared (single supplement is available) Lodging is at guest houses or agrotourrismo villas just outside of central Castiglione d'Orcia based on first come first serve. There is room for 25. Upgraded Lodging - We have booked a beautiful bed and breakfast villa in above Castiglione and 10 minute walk to race start/finish area that sleeps 10 - (5 double rooms) - It is available to the first group or individuals who book upgraded lodging for the weekend. For photos or more information email   Arrival and Departure - Arrival and departure options and logistics for transfers from international airports can be found on the website for each event. specific instructions are also  sent to registered participants. email with any questions.       

Tuscany Crossing Val d'Orcia 2017 30-03-2017


A dream 100 km long… Tuscany Crossing Valdorcia.

Are you dreaming to race an ultra-trail in the sweet Tuscany hills? Now you can with “Lost Worlds Trail Series 100 km”.

Lost Worlds Trail proposes ultra-races of 100km in some of the most extraordinary UNESCO SITES, one of these unique places is Val d’Orcia with its unbelievable landscapes.

The course relives the journeys of pilgrims that for centuries traveled this land that in Roman times connected Rome with the rest of its empire via the Romea, Cassia and Francigena roads. Val d’Orcia is rich with castles, fortifications and medieval churches where travelers, pilgrims, warriors and important individuals such as Sigerico bishop of Canterbury found refuge. To run the Tuscany Crossing 100 km is like running in the footsteps of these ancients travelers.

The race starts on the 23 April 2016 at 6 am. As the ancient travelers, you will pass through woods, fords, vineyards treading and white roads. Once you reach Bagno Vignoni with its water plaza, Pienza, the city of popes, San Quirico d’Orcia, Montalcino, the homeland of Brunello wine, you’ll wade across the Orcia river and you will be only halfway; Sant’Antimo Abbey, Castelnuovo Abate and the long uphill to the Vivo d’Orcia with its fresh springs and its magical wood will be waiting for you before your arrival at Castiglione d’Orcia.




Spring Festival at Montalcino 2017 30-03-2017


Sienese March of Independence 30-03-2017


Village Fair - 1th May Sant'Angelo Scalo 2017 30-03-2017


8th May Holiday 30-03-2017