Escorted sightseeing tour of Montepulciano & Pienza departing from S.Gimignano
Tour in a Day
Length: Full day (8 hours)
Available: All year round on Sunday
Departure time: 9 am
Meeting place: at your Hotel or at Porta San Giovanni
Price includes: transportation on a private bus with 24 seats, amplified audio system, air conditioned and all comforts; Expert Italian-English bilingual tour leader; Guided tour of Pienza and Montepulciano; Lunch at a typical local “trattoria”, Local Taxes.
Pienza and Montepulciano, two jewels in the Val d’Orcia in terms of artistic value and landscape, welcoming every year thousands of visitors wishing to discover their innumerable attractions. Born of the will of the Pontiff from whom it draws its name, Pope Pius II, Pienza is a rare example of beauty, harmony and architectural perfection. The numerous, small roads bear romantic names like Via del Bacio and Via dell’Amore (i.e., Road of the Kiss, Road of Love), and most end looking upon breathtaking landscapes of the valley below. The squares and historical buildings are the keepers of the secrets of Rossellino’s art and of traces of noble papal power. The artistic and natural heritage goes hand in hand with taste, smell and flavour. The typical Pecorino cheese is deeply rooted in local tradition. Enjoy it at lunch at one of the town’s “trattorias”, where you will enjoy classic dishes of Tuscan culinary tradition. In the afternoon, led by one of our expert and witty tour leaders, you will set out for Montepulciano, a town perched on a narrow ridge of limestone and surrounded by mighty town walls. The grandeur of its Renaissance buildings and the elegant beauty of its churches intertwine with the ancient oenological tradition of the “Nobile di Montepulciano”, which symbolises the town’s art of wine making.
Please note the departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants.