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From Siena: Val D'Orcia Wine Tour

1. 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. See 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 winemaking. Enjoy some free time before your return transfer to Siena by bus.

From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

2. From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

Explore the wine lands and medieval villages of Tuscany with a guide on a day trip from Florence. Escape the “Cradle of the Renaissance” on an air-conditioned vehicle and head to Pienza and Montepulciano. Sample some of the most celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wines.   Transfer to Pienza to explore its Renaissance heart. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Val d’Orcia, and learn about Pienza’s ancient traditions.  Next, go to the village of Montepulciano in the Val d’Orcia where you'll discover stately Renaissance buildings and churches of rare beauty, all set among the vineyards. Have some free time to visit the village before your return transfer to Florence.

From Rome: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

3. From Rome: Private Day-Tour of Tuscany

Take a break from the chaos of Rome with a Tuscan holiday. The tour focuses on the famous Val D’Orcia region, visiting the historic hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, and the vineyards of Tuscany. Be picked up in Rome by a comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan. By mid-morning, you will be in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. The next stop is at the underground city, where one of Italy’s best wines, Nobile, is produced, and you will indulge in some wine tasting. Absorb views over some of Tuscany’s most beautiful vineyards before your private driver will take you out of town to a beautiful Tuscan vineyard. Stop at Pienza, with some free time for lunch. Get information on sites you may want to visit, such as the two Renaissance palaces and the beautiful Duomo. Pienza is a small town so you’ll go off on your own and take some time to wander around, enjoying ancient architecture and views of the rolling countryside. Whatever you choose to do with your time, be sure to sample Pienza’s most important product, pecorino cheese, in one of the many artisan food stores around the town. With full bags packed with wine and cheese, meet back at the car for a comfortable and scenic drive back to Rome.

From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Small-Group Tour

4. 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!

Florence: Val d'Orcia Private Chauffeur-Driven Tour

5. Florence: Val d'Orcia Private Chauffeur-Driven Tour

Let your driver do all the work as they take you on a journey through the enchanting Val D'Orcia countryside, a region known for its scenic beauty, picturesque villages, rolling hills, and cypress trees. Explore in total freedom the enchanting towns of Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano, and try some of the best wines in the world. The first stop will be Montalcino, the land of the world-renowned Brunello wine. Here you will be enchanted by the outstanding charm of the tiny village itself, a maze of cobbled streets, quaint wine shops, and Romanesque-style churches. Next stop is the majestic medieval fortress. Admire the views of sunny rolling hills, picturesque olive groves, and scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards. Continue to Pienza, built high on a hill with extraordinary views of the Orcia valley. The entire city was rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town by order of Pope Pius II, and represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts. Explore the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. The last stop will be Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and more recently famous for the filming of the vampire movie "New Moon". Enjoy free time here to stroll around Renaissance buildings, majestic palaces, and imposing churches.

Private Tour From Florence to Cortona and Montepulciano

6. Private Tour From Florence to Cortona and Montepulciano

Meet your English-speaking driver at your hotel on a comfortable Mercedes-Benz to start the journey to the beautiful Cortona. Enclosed by stonewalls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, Cortona sits on the top of a hill. This dominant position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno. The town has become very popular in the past decade thanks to the book by Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun (and the movie with Diane Lane) which is set in Cortona. You will have time to relax or explore the area, the driver will suggest the best things to do in the area.  Leave at 11:30AM for have a delicious light lunch at a family winery. Continue then to Montepulciano on a relaxing 30 minute drive on the hills surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Of course your driver can stop the car at anytime you want if you wish to take photos. Arrive at the charming Montepulciano around 2:00PM. This is a medieval hill town of rare beauty full of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners. Montepulciano has received lots of attention following the filming of the vampire saga Twilight sequel New Moon here and has seen a notable increase in visitors. A walk through Montepulciano is the best way to view the town as well as enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside covered by vineyards producing the famous Nobile which is possible to taste in the many wine shops located within the city's walls.

Arezzo and Province: Guided Tour by Driving Vintage Vehicle

7. Arezzo and Province: Guided Tour by Driving Vintage Vehicle

This tour is designed to familiarize you with places of historical and nostalgic significance. Many of the places available to discover on this tour are off-the-beaten path, and not commonly seen by tourists.  Start your adventure at the meeting point where you will get to choose your tour option, and the vintage vehicle you desire to drive. Pick the tour most suited to your needs and the car you've always dreamed of driving. Once you've picked your tour and vehicle, you will be required to successfully complete a driving lesson to familiarize yourself with the technical components of driving your vintage vehicle.  Once you have learnt the basics, you will be able to set-off, learning a lot about the places you drive past with your complimentary audio-guide. Your vehicle will be equipped with everything you need as you drive through quaint Tuscan towns and witnessing places of historical curiosity.

Tuscany: Movie Sets Tour in Valdichiana Senese & Val d'Orcia

8. Tuscany: Movie Sets Tour in Valdichiana Senese & Val d'Orcia

Explore the cinematic side of Tuscany on this guided movie set tour that visits iconic film locations in Valdichiana Senese and Val d'Orcia. See where films like “The Gladiator” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” were filmed. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting at an underground cellar in Montepulciano. Begin at the meeting point in Piazza Grande, Montepulciano. From there, visit the villages and hills between Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia that have been featured in your favorite films. “The Gladiator,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “The English Patient,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Heaven,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” and “The Medici” are some of the major film sets you may recognize. Listen as your guide retraces the plots of the moments shot at these locations. At the end of the tour, enjoy a wine tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG at an underground cellar in the historic center of Montepulciano. Tour the cellar as you sip your wine.

Montepulciano area: Wine Tasting in a Tuscan Wine Cellar

9. Montepulciano area: Wine Tasting in a Tuscan Wine Cellar

Immerse yourself in the unique tradition of producing famous Tuscan wine. Explore a winery set in an outstanding landscape, and sample delicious local products as you taste the wine. Discover the Antinori Family winery, located in a beautiful landscape on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. Encounter a winery and vineyards which have been producing wine for over six hundred years. Learn about the production of traditional Montepulciano wine and the new Syrah from a professional sommelier. Taste 4 of the most important locally-produced wines including Nobile di Montepulciano and Santa Pia Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva. Feast on delicious Tuscan appetizers as you taste the wine. Enjoy sampling these traditional foodstuffs as you discover more about Tuscan wine culture.

From Florence: Val d’Orcia Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

10. From Florence: Val d’Orcia Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Meet your guide in Florence and drive in total comfort amongst beautiful countryside, to reach the heart of the southern province of Siena and its marvelous wine regions Orcia and Montepulciano. Start by visiting Montepulciano, then head towards the first winery of the day. You will explore the vineyards, enjoy a private tour of the cellars, receive a full explanation of the wines and get to taste different DOC Val d’Orcia wines. Savour the famous Nobile di Montepulciano wine, one of the most important wines in Tuscany. Enjoy lunch at the second winery, which is also an organic agricultural farm located in the countryside surrounding Pienza. Admire the panoramic views of the Val d'Orcia valley from their farm to table restaurant, while eating authentic Italian dishes. Sample some sheep and goat cheeses made from raw milk, paired with home-made wood-oven baked bread, jam and honey. Learn about the entire process of cheese production from hand milking to the final product. Continue your tour in the afternoon with a visit to the famous town of Pienza. At the end of the day, return to Florence through the Tuscan countryside.

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Piaggio (sorry for spelling your name wrongly) was a great driver and Luciano was a wonderful guide who explained everything very clearly and was very patient with questions. The wine stop was very good and there is a long history attached to it. We had just enough time in Pienza and Montepulciano and the bus was very comfortable. Highly recommended.

Lovely and unforgettable experience with this tour! Our tour guide Luca was very accommodating and was able to highlight each place in Val D’Orcia we went to. We enjoyed wine tasting in Montalcino, exploring the beautiful towns of Pienza and Montalcino. Would definitely try this again and recommend to others as well. Thank you!

This tour my trip to Tuscany trip 10 times better! Very well planned. Good cities to go to. And good amount of time to enjoy! The guide was so nice . she spoke a couple different languages very accommodating! Highly recommend! ❤️

A nice combination of winery, wine tasting and historic villages

Loved it. Such a wonderful experience even as a solo traveler