Enjoy a full day of exploring the landscapes and artistic small towns Tuscany offers with this private 10-hour trip to Siena, Montalcino and Val D'Orcia (Montepulciano or Pienza) from Florence. Wine Tasting in the Tuscany countryside included!Visit each city in a self-guided fashion at your leisure, with transportation taken care of.Upgradable with a local private licensed guide.Pick up and drop off will be at your accommodation in Florence.
Start after being picked up from your accommodation in Florence at 8am. A professional English-speaking driver with a private air-conditioned minivan will be with you during the entire day and since the tour is private you’ll be able to customize the itinerary.Wine Tasting in the Tuscany countryside included!If you wish, you have the option to include a local private licensed guide in Siena, Montalcino and the area called Val d’Orcia, you'll stop in either Pienza or Montepulciano, or both if time allows.You can also decide to go for a good lunch (not included) in a local restaurant in one of the towns, and your driver can easily take you there.The stops you’ll be able to make during your tour will be to visit Siena, Montalcino and the area called Val d’Orcia. You'll stop in either Pienza or Montepulciano, or both if time allows.Siena:The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. By walking around the town you’ll be able to enjoy the main attractions from the outside.Montalcino:Montalcino is a hill town that nowadays is famous mostly because of its precious wine Brunello di Montalcino. Today the town maintains its external looks as a medieval town, bearing proof that during the centuries the city has experienced both times of peace and prosperity and times of violent war.Pienza:The small town of Pienza was just a village in the beginning, but then it was rebuilt in the 15th century as a Renaissance town. Walking through the streets, several important sites can be spotted, and each of them brings along a portion of the town’s history. Today Pienza is not known simply for its history, but also for the wine production in the area and for the food culture. In particular, Pienza is famous for its pecorino cheese, that is matured in several different ways in order to enhance its flavor.Montepulciano:Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town that is located not too far from Siena. It is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, 'pici' pasta, lentils, and honey, it is primarily known for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile (which should not be confused with varietal wine merely made from the Montepulciano grape) among Italy's best. A visit to Montepulciano can’t be complete without tasting some local wine.At the end of the tour the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Florence.