Experience quintessential views of the Tuscan countryside filled with vineyards, orchards and olive groves as you journey to the medieval towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano where you will taste the famous local wines of “Nobile of Montepulciano” and “Brunello of Montalcino”. Spend the afternoon discovering the town of Pienza which lies in the heart of the region Val d’Orcia, a wonderful and untouched valley. The Val d’Orcia was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
Pick up at the hotel
Montalcino & Montepulciano
Start your day by immerging yourself in the magical atmospheres of these medieval towns. Enjoy a short sight-seeing tour of the beautiful classic hill-town of Montalcino which is set within a full set of walls. Continue on to Montepulciano another medieval hill-town of exceptional beauty where you will have time for a short visit of the historic center.
Lunch suggestions upon your request
Enjoy a delightful lunch at a wonderful trattoria which is famed for it’s traditional cuisine near Montalcino and Chianciano Terme. You will taste an array of local dishes and gastronomic specialties such as:
Extra virgin olive oil
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Local cheeses such as Pecorino di Pienza
An afternoon drive through the panoramic Tuscan countryside to the town of Pienza
Pienza was rebuilt from the village of Corsignano and is the birthplace of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he was elevated to Pope, over the years Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. Pienza is known as the “ideal city” or the “utopian city” and is the touchstone of Renaissance urbanism representing the first application of humanist urban planning concepts. Spend the afternoon taking in the famous atmosphere by visiting the Piccolomini Gardens, the city’s Cathedral and the beautiful architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Return to the hotel
Note: Length of the tour is 10 hours.