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TUSCANY PRIVATE TOURS OF MONTALCINO & PIENZA WITH WINE & CHEESE TASTING:  9-10 Hours                                

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TUSCANY PRIVATE TOURS OF MONTALCINO AND PIENZA

WINE PRODUCER VISIT, WINE TASTING, PECORINO CHEESE TASTING

Tuscany Private Tours to Montalcino and Pienza pienza1Inclusions: Our Tuscany private tours of Montalcino and Pienza include private transportation and service of your English-speaking tour guide, taxes, tolls and parking.

Additional Cost: Wine tasting fee. ( 0 to 15 Euro, higher for special tastings)

Our Tuscany private tours of Montalcino and Pienza also include a private winery visit with the producers and wine tasting.

English-speaking tour guides conduct our fabulous Tuscany private tours of Montalcino and Pienza, where you will also have wine tasting and Pecorino cheese tasting. You will leave Florence early and head towards the province of Siena, passing through the Superstrada del Palio, named after Siena’s famous bareback horse race, and through the beautiful heart of the Chianti wine region, a spectacular landscape composed of vineyards and olive groves. You will get a chance to take the Cassia road, one of the 10 ancient Roman consular roads still in use today.

Our Tuscany private tours of Montalcino stop at the town center, where you will visit the 14th century fortress, the cathedral and the old Etruscan hilltop streets dominating the valley for miles around.  You will then have your tour of one of the many wine producers in the area. Montalcino is world famous as the birthplace of one of the finest wines of Italy, the Brunello.  You can pick up a few bottles of this fabulous red on your stroll through Montalcino or your choice wine producers.

You will continue your private tour of Montalcino and tour one of the most respected wineries in the area.  You will have a guided tour of the wine cellars followed by a wine tasting.

After lunch, your Tuscany private tour will take you to the charming town of Pienza. This town sits at the heart of the Orcia Valley, a spectacular area that stretches from Montepucliano to San Quirico.   You will be treated to a beautiful landscape dotted with cypress trees and other vegetation. 

You will tour Tuscany’s jewel, Pienza, is as complete a Renaissance creation as any in Italy. Pope Pius II conceived Pienza, his birthplace, as a Utopian “new town.” The construction of Pienza began in 1459; architect Bernardo Rossellino worked on its main sites under the guide of Leon Battista Alberti, the great theorist of Renaissance art, building and town planning.

You will have free time to wander through the lovely streets of Pienza.  Note the street names:  Via dell’Amore (Street of Love), Via del Bacio (Street of the Kiss), and Via della Fortuna (Street of Luck). The beautiful Via del Casello has a spectacular panoramic view of the Orcia Valley.  You may also enjoy the great shopping in Corso Rossellino, or visit the beautiful cathedral and the Pope Palace.  Pienza is known all over Italy for its fragrant, flavorful Pecorino cheese, which you can sample here.

Your Tuscany private tour will also offer many opportunities to sample fantastic regional food we always enjoy in Tuscany.  Inquire for the various options – lunch at a famous wine producers, a lovely restaurant or a farm. 

 

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