Small Group Pienza & Montepulciano from Siena

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  • duration 8 hours
  • tour type Group Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Siena, Italy
  • Ends Siena , Italy
HIGHLIGHTS
  • See the magical landscapes of the Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia
  • Explore and enjoy the hill town of Pienza with free time for exploring
  • Savour a traditional lunch at an organic dairy farm
  • Visit the main square in Montepulciano Piazza Grande and explore an old winery
We head out of town on one of the most panoramic roads of Tuscany through the characteristic moonscapes of the Crete Senesi. We will have brief stops on the way for photo opportunities before visiting a quaint and non-touristic medieval hamlet or a Benedictine monastery.

We then enter the UNESCO heritage site of the Val D’orcia valley where you come across some of Tuscany’s most famous postcard pictures. We arrive at the beautiful utopian renaissance town of Pienza, one of the first towns to be entirely planned out on paper by architects and artists of the time. They were called upon by Pope Pius II - the humanist pope to help him in renovating his native town and bringing it to new splendor.

Pienza is rightly considered the gem of the renaissance in the Val d’Orcia. You will also have the opportunity of viewing the Romanesque church of Corsignano or spend your time shopping and enjoying the pretty alleys of this little town.

After Pienza we make our way to a local dairy farm for a wholesome and refreshing lunch based on the fresh ingredients produced on the farm. Here you can learn about cheese making process, visit the farm's animals and learn about the lifestyle of the area.

Lunch will be served on a panoramic terrace, weather permitting.

In the afternoon, we visit one of the biggest of the Tuscan hill towns, Montepulciano. This town was at first under the dominance of the medieval Siena and then under the renaissance Florence. Here you can recognize the influences of both towns in its architecture and art. The town is located on a steep hill overlooking the amazing views of Tuscany - Umbria border.

Visit the main square, Piazza Grande, and explore one of the many old wineries carved out of the ground below the city. This town is rich with many important palaces owned by the noble families that lived here.

After a short walk around town with your guide, you have free time for tasting the "Nobile" of Montepulciano or you may pass time visiting the town and its many stores, palaces, churches and streets.
As you follow the main road downhill, you can try to picture the “Bravio delle Botti” - a town festival that included a competition among the neighborhoods of the town that raced wine barrels from the bottom of the hill to the top.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Expert English-speaking driver/guide
  • Lunch in an organic dairy farm with spectacular views of Val d'Orcia
  • Round trip transportation
  • visits to Pienza & Montepulciano with optional wine tasting of Nobile wines
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Siena are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Small Group Pienza & Montepulciano from Siena tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Your meeting point is at the Basilica of San Domenico in Siena at 9:30am. It is easy to find even if you are arriving from out of town or in your own car, as there is ample parking in the vicinity. Here you will meet your driver/guide for the start of the tour. On some occasions, the itinerary might vary a little. However, the day will maintain a similar general imprint, same duration and have all the same inclusions.
CANCELLATION Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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