“Amplum et nobile oppidum”

These are the Commentaries of Pious II, a work of great historical value, considered the first work in which how narrating present times would appear to posterity and also telling about the importance of building a community based on solidarity and willingness to work for the community. This was the reason that moved Pious II to elevate Montalcino, “nobile amplum et oppidum” to a City, based also on the importance it has had over the centuries in the area of Siena and beyond.