Food and Wine, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes.
The Volvo is large and comfortable, I'm always willing to help you in and out of the car.
Maximum travelers: 4
Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational), German (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)
Vineyards and hilltop towns
The southern part of Tuscany is made of hilly fields and black cypress-trees along the horizon, vineyards and medieval towns. It is the ideal country for photographers and gourmets. There's nothing like a glass of Brunello and pecorino cheese - sitting in the courtyard of the old castle of Montalcino.
Montepulciano boasts some of the most ancient wine-cellars of Italy; while Pienza is a miniature of Florence, a renaissance village built for pope Pius II Piccolomini near to the village where he was born.
In the late afternoon, we enjoy the quiet of the Cistercian abbey of Sant'Antimo.
Departure is after breakfast in your hotel. The drive to Montepulciano will take approx. one hour. From there on, we follow a picturesque provincial road driving to Pienza (15 miles). In each town and along the road we can go for a leisurely walks, visit wine cellars, stop for photos, a picnic . . .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any hotel or agriturismo in Umbria or Cortona and Siena.
End location: Any hotel or agriturismo in Umbria or Cortona and Siena. Transfers to other destinations upon request (additional cost).
Duration: 10 hours
Volvo V70 Kinetic, a large and comfortable car for up to 4 passengers.
Transfer to and from your hotel in Umbria (or Siena, Cortona), guided tours in Montepulciano and Pienza.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - lunch
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What can we say! This is the 2nd tour we've taken with Werner and I'm sure it won't be the last! It was an area I have always wanted to visit and Werner made it a great day. His knowledge of Everything Italian is superb!!
Nancy Vander Vere