They are dreamscapes, uncontaminated territories rousing up feelings that are good for the heart and soul, the chosen destinations for wealthy foreigners to stay for holidays or get away or, why not, change direction. If there are some areas where, in addition to breathing air infused with art, history and culture, fine wines are produced, it’s a done deal. And Montalcino encompasses it all. Immobiliare.it confirms it by giving a description of who invests: on one hand there are those who buy to spend their holidays here – choosing spacious homes and perhaps offers that include land with vineyards (or olive groves) which are already off the ground – and those who instead decide to change their lives and start up a business in small wineries which already have made a name for themselves or in prestigious farmhouses transforming them into agriturismo, holiday accommodation. For those, however, who choose Montalcino in hopes of finding an escape from daily life, the territory offers high-end structures. On its “Travellers Choice 2014” selection of the top 25 luxury hotels in Italy, Tripadvisor has included two local resorts: Castiglion del Bosco and Il Borgo (Banfi Castle) where guests are pampered and spoiled with fine wines, gourmet dinners, relaxation and splendid golf courses.