Florence: Orcia Valley, Montalcino, Pienza with Lunch & Wine

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Uncover the hidden gems of Tuscany on a guided day trip to the medieval villages of Montalcino and Pieza from Florence. Taste three local wines with lunch and explore the area's most well-known sights.

Highlights

  • Take in the views of golden Tuscan hills on this exploration of the Orcia Valley
  • Experience a multi-sensory journey inside the museum at the Temple of Brunello
  • Admire the ancient Abbey of Sant'Antimo, a gem hidden amongst olive trees
  • Discover Pienza and Montalcino, two of the most authentic towns of Val d'Orcia
  • Indulge in a gourmet lunch with three samplings of the local Tuscan Brunello

Description

Discover the medieval villages of Tuscany on this full-day guided tour from Florence. Browse the historic center of Pienza and the fortress of Montalcino. Enjoy a gourmet lunch and three wine tastings at the Temple of Brunello. Explore the Sant'Antimo Abbey with an audio guide and the Palazzo Pubblico. Start the tour in Pienza with free time to explore the first ideal city of the Renaissance. Tour the historic center from Piazza Pio II, the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, and Palazzo Piccolomini. If you select the option for the Palazzo Pubblico, enter the former residence of the Priors. Head to Montalcino, a perfectly preserved medieval town with a massive fortress. Start in the former convent of Sant’Agostino, which now houses the Temple of Brunello interactive museum. Travel through local history and culture to discover the production of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino wine. Top off the visit with a tasting of the famous Tuscan Brunello and lunch in the cloister of the Temple of Brunello. Let the chef’s creativity inspire you as the explosion of flavors perfectly combines with the richness of the best Tuscan wines. Close your adventure with a visit to Sant’Antimo Abbey, a Benedictine church founded, according to legend, by Charlemagne in the ninth century. See the scenic clearing surrounded by wheat fields, ancient olive trees, and vineyards. Raise a final glass to the day’s adventures before returning to Florence.

Includes

Roundtrip transportation in fully-fitted bus Guided tour Free time in Pienza and Montalcino Entrance to the Temple of Brunello museum in Montalcino Gourmet lunch in Temple's cloister with wine tasting (three glass of local wine) Entrance to Sant'Antimo Abbey with audio guide (if option selected) Entrance to Palazzo Pubblico in Pienza (if option selected)

Important Information

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended Please alert the local provider of any special needs or impaired mobility, as well as dietary requirements or allergies Please note that the given order of the visits may vary

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