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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. 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.

Val D'Orcia: Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

2. Val D'Orcia: Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany on this day trip from Florence. Ride in a spacious and air conditioned van to the luch Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop a wineries, stroll through local towns, and savor local cheese. Hop aboard the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Florence. Relax on the drive through the Tuscan countryside on the way to Montalcino. Try some world-renowned Brunello wine and stroll through the cellars and museum of a wine estate. Hear about the history of this estate which once belonged to the powerful Piccolomini family, whose members included Pope Pius II. Move up to the peak of the town for views of rolling hills, ancient oaks, picturesque olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees. Continue to Pienza, which stands high upon a hill and dominates the Orcia valley with extraordinary views. Sample Pecorino cheese  and explore the charming streets of this small town at your leisure. Head to Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards where some of the vampire movie "New Moon" was shot. Sip on some wine while visiting the dungeon where the wine is stored under the ancient walls of the winery. Return by bus to Florence.

From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

3. 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.

Val D'Orcia: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino with Winery

4. Val D'Orcia: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino with Winery

Built in 1500 along a narrow ridge of limestone, Montepulciano is well-known all over the world for its imposing Renaissance palaces and for the Vino Nobile, one of the most appreciated Tuscan wines all over the world. After the guide provides you with some background of the area, enjoy some free time on your own. Your next stop will be to Pienza. This is one of the most beautiful Tuscan towns, a rare example of Renaissance architecture brought to completion. Have some free time for lunch and relax. In the early afternoon, continue through enchanting landscapes to reach Montalcino, famous for the finest wines in the world: Brunello di Montalcino. Experience the romance of the mighty fourteenth-century fortress rises from atop the hill.

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

5. 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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What people are saying about Montepulciano

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This was a really fun way to explore the Tuscany area! It was so great getting to visit a couple of the beautiful towns, and get great food and drink recommendations from our tour guide, Lucenzo. He was a great guide, sharing lots of interesting information and stories about what we were seeing.

Excellent organization, tours, guide, driver, schedules, group of people and tastings. I recommend it to everyone who wants to enjoy Tuscany in a quiet way and with great professionals, without worrying about the roads!

I had an amazing time in Val D'Orcia, specially because of the best wine I tasted, Brunello and to the funniest guide ever, Constantino. Thanks for everything. Tuscany it's speechless!

The staff, owners, food, wine, and the people I met were all amazing. I highly recommend it to all ages.

It exceeded my expectations in every way! Very good everything, good timing