Explore the enchanting region of Tuscany, legendary not only for its breathtaking beauty, but its exquisite flavors that are authentic of the region. Celebrate all your senses on a day tour in Montepulciano and Pienza with us.
Your English speaking driver will pick you up at 8 AM from your hotel in Rome, and you will return after a lovely day in Tuscany at 5 PM.
The tour to Montepulciano and Pienza begins with a relaxing and leisurely drive through the scenic countryside, and through this magical region of Italy as we make our way to Tuscany.You will pass by ancient hilltop villages, patchwork of farmlands, vineyards, medieval castles, and undulating hills and dales punctuated with distinctive cypress trees, so be sure you have your camera handy to capture some of these postcard beautiful landscapes.Montepulciano is an ancient town with Etruscan roots was built on a ridge of Monte Polizia no from which it got its name.erfectly located between the stunning Val di Chiana (Valley of Chiana) and Val d’Orcia (Valley of Orcia).Pedestrian friendly medieval lanes will lead you to many of Montepulciano’s treasures: imposing architecture, local artisan shops, gastronomic boutiques, enoteche and wine cellars with ample opportunities for wine tastings.The noble wine of Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, is one of Tuscany’s classic red that has been a favorite among the aristocracy and royalty ever since Lorenzo de Medici in the 15th century. Pienza is a remarkable Renaissance utopia that revolutionized city planning and earned the prestigious honor of being a UNESCO World Heritage site, with breathtaking views of Val d’Orcia- a valley worthy of its own place on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Landscapes.But for those with a discerning palate for gastronomic delights, Pienza’s other claim to fame is their production of the finest pecorino cheese in Italy.Pienza got its name from Pope Pius II, the homegrown pope who transformed the existing village of Corsignano into his vision of the ultimate 15th century Renaissance “utopian city” where humanistic concepts were applied for the first time to create a model of ideal urban living, a plan that inspired its implementation to other Italian as well as European cities.Enchanting views of Val d’Orcia beyond the stone city walls, narrow romantic streets with names like Via dell’Amore (Street of Love) and Via dell Baccio (Street of the Kiss), and medieval nooks and crannies that reveal local treasures within its shops and boutiques, makes this tiny hilltop town an idyllic setting for a stroll..From here we will make our way through the Tuscan countryside again as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfortable ride back to the Eternal City of Rome where your professional driver will drop you off at the hotel.