EEnjoy a relaxing drive through Lazio and Tuscany before you reach your first destination: Montepulciano. Nestled between the Orcia Valley and Val di Chiana, Montepulciano is the quintessential Tuscan medieval village, boasting green landscapes of rolling hills, castle walls and ramparts, thermal springs and fine wines.
Try the local delicacies before you head to Orcia valley, an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was rewritten in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing picture. The colonization of the landscape involved creating new settlements for farmers and their families and the most dramatic example of a planned new town is Pienza. A small farming hamlet until the beginning of the 15th century, Pienza had the good fortune to be the birthplace of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, one of the greatest humanist scholars and the future Pope Pius II, who turned it into a little jewel of the Renaissance.
You will then drive across enchanting hills dotted with vineyards to Montalcino. This lovely medieval town owes its wealth and fame to the wisdom of his growers who have created and promoted one of the most famous Italian wines in the world: Brunello di Montalcino. Besides several churches of great interest , among which the Cathedral (built in Neoclassical style), the church of St. Egidio, of St. Agostino and St. Francis with its beautiful cloisters, and the Priori Palace (with its beautiful façade ornated with the coats of arms of the Podesta, once rulers of the city), it is definitely the Fortress that catches immediately the attention of the tourist arriving in Montalcino. This beautiful and imposing building, constructed in 1361 using part of the existing walls, has been wonderfully preserved and its interior can still be visited today. You will have time to stroll around the town and why not taste some local wine. At any time ask your driver to stop and take a picture if you are enjoying the views.
Wine and cheese tasting fees are not included in our rates.
- Wine tasting in Montepulciano
- Cheese tasting in Pienza
- Castle of Montalcino
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- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.
- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle with pick up and drop off at your hotel
- Flexible itinerary
- Wine/cheese tasting
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