Montepulciano, Pienza & Montalcino
Full-Day tour with transport
Three of the most characteristic locations in southern Tuscany are grouped together in this full-day guided tour with a one of a kind landscape.
Leave in the morning for the characteristic town of Montepulciano, built in the 1500s on a narrow ridge of limestone. After an explanation of the major sites, you can enjoy some free time on your own in a place well known all over the world for its imposing Renaissance palaces as well as for the very tasty Vino Nobile wine. It is perhaps one of the most appreciated Tuscan wines all over the world.
Next stop: Pienza. This is one of the most beautiful Tuscan towns, a rare example of Renaissance architecture brought to completion. We have a guided tour and after that we have some free time for lunch and relax.
In the early afternoon, we’ll continue through the enchanting landscapes to reach Montalcino, famous throughout the world especially for the origin of one of the finest wines in the world: Brunello di Montalcino. Perched on a hill on which the mighty fourteenth-century fortress rises still today. Free time for visits, and after we’ll go to a top rated winery to taste the famous Brunello.
Montepulciano (above) is a medieval and Renaissance hill town in the province of Siena in southern Tuscany. According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi and until the mid-16th century, lived a period of splendor with architects building luxurious palazzos.
Pienza has been designated by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d’Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Landscapes. Picturesque cobbled-stone vias make this a special stop on the tour.
Montalcino takes its name from a variety of oak tree that once covered the terrain. The fortress, built in 1361 atop the highest point of the town, was designed with a pentagonal layout