Driving out of Florence, we will arrive to Montepulciano, a former Roman settlement, risen on “Mons Politianus”, owes its present appearance to the middle ages but also to the Renaissance time, as we see from many churches and palaces built by Antonio da Sangallo and by Michelozzo.
Why not participate in a delightful tasting of the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano during the visit of the town.
Around noon departure to Pienza that is famous for its fine “pecorino” cheese but more of all it has been the first renaissance town in Europe , a model of perfect illuminate architecture for Florence, Paris etc…Art lovers associate this small town with Enea Silvio Piccolomini, later Pope Pius II, who asked Bernardo Rossellino to transform his birthplace into an ideal city of the Renaissance.
Enjoy here a tasting lunch of local products. At last you can admire Montalcino that is like an “island” in the heart of Tuscany, lying on a hill, immersed in the green environment that is still intact and wild, its symbol is the imposing Fourteenth-century Fortress, theater of several wars between Siena and Florence.
But also Montalcino have enjoyed its moment of proud glory, in the sixteenth-century, when it resisted for a long time the besieging armies of Spain and France.
Today, undoubtedly, the image of Montalcino is revealed by that of the “Brunello”, one of the most vintage wine of Italy, a DOCG wine that born thanks to the soil and the favorable climatic conditions of this Tuscan “island”.
Included: Private vehicle, English speaking driver, tolls, parking, luggage handling, water on board.
Not Included: Everything not written under “Included”.
On request: Lunch in a Montalcino winery, pecorino cheese farm in Pienza, wine tasting in Montepulciano or Montalcino winery.