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The modern-looking centre of Montale is set against picturesque hills.

 

Set against the picturesque hills, the modern-looking Montale was home to the scholar Atto Vannucci and the writer Gherardo Nerucci.

The Striglianella Nature Trail offers a pleasant walk in the surrounding area, with its olive trees and vineyards.

Not to be missed: the castle of Montale Alto dates back to the late Middle Ages, while the 14th-15th -century Villa Smilea, with its two high towers, houses the municipal library on the ground floor and a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Montalese artist Jorio Vivarelli on the floor above.

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