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Montepulciano Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

1. Montepulciano Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey through the wine making traditions of Tuscany on a guided cellar tour in the medieval village of Montepulciano. Famous for its noble red wines, the wine region is also notable for the use of quality wood to age the wine. Marvel at the rows of enormous oak barrels from Slavonia, where refined Nobile di Montepulciano wines are stored alongside barrels made from quality French wood. Hear about the sandy tufa soil of the area, where fossils have been found to provide evidence of ancient origins. Pair your wines with bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil.

From Siena: Val D'Orcia Wine Tour

2. From Siena: Val D'Orcia Wine Tour

Enjoy a day of culture, wine, and food as you visit some of the most impressive towns and villages in Tuscany. Go to the picturesque town of Pienza, and taste world-famous wines produced in Montalcino and Montepulciano. Meet your guide in Siena and join the rest of the group to start your full-day tour. Depart Siena and transfer to a wine cellar in Montalcino. Cross gently rolling hills full of vineyards, and then sample local wines served with a delicious snack of the local produce. Continue to Pienza to discover the “Touchstone of Renaissance Urbanism.” Considered an artistic jewel of the landscape of Val d’Orcia, Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony. Most of the lanes bearing impressive names overlook the breathtaking landscape of the Val d’Orcia. Unique smells and flavors are entwined with this natural and artistic heritage. Pienza’s most renowned tradition is pecorino cheese. End the tour at Montepulciano, where the stateliness of its Renaissance buildings and the refined beauty of the town's churches mix with the ancient tradition of wine making. Enjoy some free time before your return transfer to Siena by bus.

Montepulciano: Historical Cellars Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

3. Montepulciano: Historical Cellars Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Start at Piazza Grande and discover the history of Montepulciano and the deep roots that for centuries have shaped the local people and the Vino Nobile. A guide will lead you inside 2 underground cellars, through tunnels dug into the spectacular brick vaults.  Here, you'll find the gigantic oak barrels, inside which the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and the Rosso di Montepulciano DOC “rest”. At the conclusion of your visit, enjoy a tasting of the wines, with an explanation of their basic characteristics.

Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

4. Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a spritz or Prosecco with your guide to cap off a day of discovery. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Small-Group Tour

5. From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Small-Group Tour

Travel along one of the most panoramic roads in Tuscany, driving the characteristic moonscape of the Crete Senesi en route to the medieval hamlet of Pienza in the Val D’Orcia valley. One of the first towns to be entirely planned on paper by important architects and artists of the time, Pienza was commissioned by Pope Pius II - the humanist pope - to help him renovate his native town and bring it to new splendor. A wholesome lunch, based on fresh local ingredients will be waiting on a beautiful terrace (weather permitting) at a local dairy farm. Learn about the process of making Italy’s famous pecorino cheese. Continue in the afternoon to Montepulciano, one of Tuscany’s largest hill towns. Under the dominance of Siena in the Middle Ages, and Florence during the Renaissance, today it is renowned for its wine. See influences from both towns in the architecture and art of the historic center, located on a steep hill with beautiful views of the Tuscan and Umbrian border. Go to the main Piazza Grande, and tour one of the many wineries, carved out of the earth below the city. Discover some of the palaces of the noble families that once lived here. After a short walk around town with a guide, enjoy some free time to taste the fabled wines, or continue to explore the palaces, churches and streets on your own. As you follow the route of the main road downhill, imagine how hard the “Bravio delle Botti” festival must be; a competition to race wine barrels from the bottom to the top of the hill!

Montepulciano: Guided Walking Tour and Food Tasting

6. Montepulciano: Guided Walking Tour and Food Tasting

Join a guided foodie tour of Montepulciano and learn about the history of this medieval town while you explore its food culture. Follow your guide on a walk through Montepulciano's historic center. Admire the breathtaking views as you head to your food-tasting destinations. Visit a store that sells locally produced products, sample traditional Tuscan food at a local restaurant, and enjoy a tour of an underground wine cellar. Discover the local specialties at each of the stops along your tour, tasting pecorino cheese, salami, and handmade Pici. End your foodie adventure with a wine tasting, where you'll have the opportunity to sample Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the wine this region is known for.

Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tasting & Architecture Tour

7. Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tasting & Architecture Tour

Visit 2 wineries and immerse yourself in a 2.5-hour wine tasting and food pairing experience. Discover the delightful Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a classic Tuscan red wine of the Sangiovese grape variety. This tour will lead you to discover the two architectural gems of Montepulciano—the historic cellars, a testimony to a millenary tradition, and contemporary artistic wineries, wonderful examples of modern architecture applied to wine. Pay a visit to a modern winery located in the countryside. Get a close look at the vineyards and learn the production process of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. After a wine tasting session, head back to the town center to visit an underground wine cellar. At the monumental cellar in the old town center, appreciate wine to the fullest by learning how to pair it with the typical dishes of the area. Taste the local flavors, including Tuscan salami, Pecorino cheese from Pienza, and bruschetta, paired with wines from the cellar.

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What people are saying about Montepulciano

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Beautiful countryside and towns, very enjoyable wine. Great to have free time to explore Pienza and Montepulciano on our own. If you prefer to be led around the town, look elsewhere. Wine tasting outside Montalcino was very well done. Logistics were smooth throughout the trip.

Great value money-experience. Our guide Andrea was really amazing and made the tour interesting. I would definitely recommend it.

Everything worked out wonderfully, meeting point and itinerary, as well as the return journey.

Daniel competent and unobtrusive. Enthusiastic about his Toscana.

The winery has amazing wines. The guides are really nice.