Private Val d’Orcia from Florence

Excursions
Meet your driver at your hotel lobby and departure to Montepulciano, a former Roman Settlement situated on “Mons Politianus”. This
borough owes its present appearance not just to the middle ages but also to the Renaissance, as we can see from numerous churches
and palaces built by Antonio da Sangallo and by Michelozzo.
Meet your driver at your hotel lobby and departure to Montepulciano, a former Roman Settlement situated on “Mons Politianus”. This
borough owes its present appearance not just to the middle ages but also to the Renaissance, as we can see from numerous churches
and palaces built by Antonio da Sangallo and by Michelozzo.
During the visit of the town we suggest you participate in a delightful tasting of the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The next
stop will be Pienza that is famous not only for its Pecorino cheese, but it has been the first renaissance town in Europe, a model of
perfect illuminate architecture for Florence, Paris, etc.
Art lovers, however, will associate this small south Tuscan town with Enea Silvio Piccolomini, later Pope Pius II, who asked Bernardo
Rossellino to transform his birthplace into an ideal city of the Renaissance. Here you will have free time to have lunch.
At last you will admire Montalcino that is like an “island” in the heart of Tuscany, on a hilltop 564 meters height above sea level,
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. What is more, Montalcino has also enjoyed its moment of proud glory, in the sixteen-century,
when it resisted for a long time the besieging armies of Spain and France.
Today, undoubtedly, the image of Montalcino is enriched by the “Brunello”, one of the most vintage wine of Italy, a DOCG wine that
exists thanks to the soil and favorable climatic conditions of this Tuscan “island”. At the end of the tour your personal driver will return
you to your location.
Duration: 8 hrs including pick up and drop off

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