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Montalcino Montepulciano and Pienza Wine tour from Florence

Wine tour from Florence, Montalcino - Montepulciano - Pienza
Duration
Duration 11 hours
Type
Food and Wine Tours
Calendar
No Saturdays and Sundays

Private day trip from Florence to experience three wonderful cities in the heart of Tuscany: Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Orcia Valley.

Your day tour to Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, begins in the morning with the meeting of your private driver in the lobby of your hotel in Florence.

Your driver takes you to the Tuscan area south of Siena, where in the suggestive landscape of the Val d'Orcia are the three beautiful medieval towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, where you will have time to explore at your leisure and guided visit prestigious wineries in Montalcino and Montepulciano with guided tastings of their fine wines, including Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano.


Montalcino is a pretty village, where Romanesque-Gothic architecture prevails, dominated by the fourteenth-century Rocca Medicea which houses an Enoteca that offers for sale almost all the most representative Brunello of the area.

The vineyards are mainly cultivated with Sangiovese, a clone of Sangiovese known as Sangiovese Grosso, so called due to the thickness of the skin.

Brunello di Montalcino was born from the inspiration of Ferruccio Biondi – Santi, who sensed the aging potential of Sangiovese grosso to obtain a full, structured and full-bodied wine: Brunello di Montalcino which has been one of the best Italian wines for over 150 years.

Today the golden hill of Montalcino, thanks to its terroir, good climatic conditions and huge capital investments, represents the most successful reality in the Italian wine sector.

Brunello - the crème de la crème of Italian enology - really shows its potential: wonderful elegance combined with excellent potency and concentration of taste and aroma, with hints of spice. Brunello never wants to be "a light drink".

In Montalcino guided tour of a winery followed by a tasting of Montalcino wines including the famous Brunello.

Between Montalcino and Montepulciano stands Pienza, a rare example of a Renaissance city in the heart of the Val d'Orcia. Director Franco Zeffirelli used the romantic city as a film set for Romeo and Juliet.

Strolling in the center of Pienza you will appreciate this town was completely redesigned by Pope Pius II, supported by the architect Bernardo Rossellino in 1459. This new vision of the urban space was realized in the superb square called Piazza Pio II and in the surrounding buildings: Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Borgia and the Cathedral where Renaissance and Gothic styles merge.

Montepulciano is an ancient Etruscan settlement, transformed into a fortified village in the Middle Ages and surrounded by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1511 during the Medici domination.

The town has an unusually harmonious aspect, the main square with the Cathedral; absolutely worth seeing are the elegant Palazzo de 'Nobili-Tauragi, the austere Palazzo Comunale and the splendid Renaissance Church of San Biagio.

The town is known for the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, another son of the Sangiovese vine locally called Prugnolo Gentile, a full-bodied ruby red.

The Vino Nobile is a vibrant intense ruby red, with a nose rich in cherry and raspberry fruit.  Your guided tour of a Montepulciano winery will be followed by a tasting of Montepulciano wines including the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

 


DETAILS

 

Duration
11 hours

Departure Time:
Morning

Pick up and drop off point:
At the lobby of your hotel in Florence.

Price include:
- Private Mercedes car (for your party from 1 to 2 persons)
- Private Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 persons)
- Professional English speaking driver
- Montalcino winery guided visit with wine tastings
- Montepulciano winery guided visit with wine tastings

Price does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Meals and beverage.

On Request:
Rates for more of 6 persons


F.A.Q.


  • Why is Montepulciano so famous?


Montepulciano is famous for several reasons, primarily related to its wine, history, and picturesque surroundings:

1. Wine Production: Montepulciano is renowned for producing high-quality wine, particularly the red wine known as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This wine has a rich history dating back to the medieval times and is made primarily from Sangiovese grapes. The region's favorable climate and soil conditions contribute to the quality of the wine.

2. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano:
This wine has gained international recognition and is considered one of Italy's finest red wines. It has a deep ruby-red color, a complex flavor profile with notes of dark fruits, herbs, and spices, and a smooth, velvety texture. Its aging potential also adds to its allure.

3. Historical Significance: Montepulciano is a town rich in history and culture. Its medieval and Renaissance architecture, including churches, palaces, and fortifications, attract visitors from around the world. The town's historical center is well-preserved and offers glimpses into its past, with notable landmarks such as the Palazzo Comunale, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and the Church of San Biagio. Montepulciano's strategic location in Tuscany also played a role in its historical importance, as it was situated along important trade routes and was a center of political and economic activity during various periods of history.

4. Cultural Heritage: The town hosts various cultural events, including festivals, concerts, and exhibitions, which celebrate its artistic and cultural heritage. Visitors can explore museums, art galleries, and theaters showcasing the region's rich cultural traditions.

5. Scenic Beauty: Montepulciano is situated amidst the stunning landscape of Tuscany, characterized by rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves. Its picturesque setting attracts tourists seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Italian countryside.

6. Culinary Delights: In addition to its wine, Montepulciano offers a diverse culinary scene, with traditional Tuscan cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients. Visitors can indulge in authentic dishes paired with local wines, enhancing their overall experience.

Overall, Montepulciano's combination of exceptional wine production and rich historical heritage has contributed to its enduring fame and popularity among travelers and wine enthusiasts alike.

 

 



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From 259,17 € per person

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