SIGHTSEEING, OFF THE BEATEN PATHS, MONASTERIES, TUSCAN MEAL - ALTERNATIVELY ONE VILLAGE, MONTALCINO POSSIBLE BRUNELLO WINE TASTING under the tuscan sun tour


Crete Senesi - Scenic Tuscany

SIGHTSEEING, OFF THE BEATEN PATHS, MONASTERIES, TUSCAN MEAL

The south-east area of Siena called by Dante in his Divine commedy "the desert of Accona".

The seasons and the crops in this unique part of the siennese countryside create a palette of colours always changing, green, dark brown or milk gray clay. Looking around you will see two typical geological peculiarities: some dome-shaped erosions named "biancane" and some sharp, iceberg-shaped ones named "calanchi" which will reaveal what this area was millions years ago....
                                       

A charming area where still unique but lively small hamlets are spread all around and where the locals are very passionate about their traditions and typical products such as 
the artichoke from Chiusure, delicious when you eat them as finger food too, the pricey black and white truffles from San Giovanni d'Asso and the pecorino cheese done on a small production base by local farmers you might taste in a very informal way: as a pic nic style lunch under a tree's shadow.

If it is true that the artists have been influenced by the every day life and settings, Sodoma and Signorelli's frescoes masterpiece of the siennese Renaissance wil 
demonstrate that at the well known Abbey of Monteuliveto Maggiore.

This tour is highly suggested to those who love the views, the small villages and hilltop towns, abbeys, the movies setting and off the beaten paths destinations in general who are not too much interested in wine tasting.

HIGHLIGHTS - CRETE SENESI SCENIC TUSCANY TOUR

FULL DAY TOURS - 9/10 HRS-
PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR LODGING
SCENIC DRIVES- PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
VISIT AT A UNIQUE MONASTERY
TUSCAN MEAL 
VISIT AT A SMALL FORTIFIED VILLAGE
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ALTERNATIVELY ONE VILLAGE, MONTALCINO POSSIBLE BRUNELLO WINE TASTING
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JOINABLE TOUR
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130 EUROS PER PERSON - ALL INCLUDED
( Min. 3 participants )
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 PRIVATE TOUR 
AVAILABLE

  

     

DETAILED ITINERARY - CRETE SENESI SCENIC TUSCANY TOUR

Meeting at your hotel in Florence or Siena at around 8:30/ 9:00 in the morning

Siena is the best home base to visit this southern-east part of Tuscany if you prefer to avoid a longer driving part from Florence. So pick up time will depend on your home base.

The tour can be customized according to your main interests for example we can be focused on the landscape, scenic roads where to stop to take pictures. 

Hilltop towns will be visited to appreciate the architecture, the medieval history and of course stunning views.

We will discover old paths along the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage road and we can visit one monastery of this mystic area area.

Lunch at a typical tuscan trattoria to sample countryside meals or upon request a boutique winery visit and food & wine pairing based on brunello wines with the possibility to buy wines at amazingly convenient price and have them shipped home.


At around 4:30/ 5 pm we will be ready to happily drive back home.

4 EASY STEPS TO BOOK YOUR TOUR:
  • Inquire about your preferred date/kind of tour
  • Send me an email or fill in the contact form 
  • In within 48 hrs you will get my answer and decide to book
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