Best of Tuscany in One Day from Rome
FULL DAY TOUR
Peeking out over the horizons of Rome is the Val D’Orcia region that is the centerpiece of the Tuscan region. Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino are nestled in the hills resplendent with narrow winding cobble stone streets. The melody of church bells meld with Gregorian chants and hover on the sweet olive scented air. In Montepulciano, this winding quaint town will lead you to her center with the Duomo and Punch’s Tower. Hidden behind simple storefronts are ancient Etruscan wells and medieval wine cellars that house wines today. In Montalcino, Sant'Antimo Abbey’s stone walls hum with the sound of chants, sung as they were in centuries of old. The air is fragrant with the scent of the grapes. Brunello di Montalcino, the best wine in Italy, is produced here and you’ll be privy to tasting the nectar of the gods. From the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, relax as you roll into a Tuscan farm for lunch and local specialties. A fantastic three-course meal awaits you at a “Tipico” Tuscan farm. Local specialties, including the wines, will be a source of sheer delight. The tour continues to Pienza after lunch. This is a World Heritage site that Pope Pius II deemed as a “Utopian Village.” There are two beautiful Renaissance palaces as well as the Duomo. You’ll be given a map of this lovely hamlet to wander alone and drink in the beauty of the town and its sights. Be sure to pick up some Pecorino Romano, the most important product of Pienza.