SIGHTSEEING,PIENZA, MONTEPULCIANO, CHEESE TASTING 
VALDORCIA UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN TOUR
Valdorcia under the tuscan sun tour

SIGHTSEEING IN PIENZA, MONTEPULCIANO


Did you ever see the movie "Under the tuscan sun" , "The Gladiator", "The English patient"?

Who can forget those rolling hills with cypresses in line, the sunflower fields where Russel Crow walks through, or the pictures that you saw on postcards or advertising....

The first time I explored the Valdorcia with my parents, my mom said that it looked unreal!!!


                       

Well this is exactly where I would love to drive you on a daily excursion clearly a little longer travel time from Florence and less driving if based in Siena but I believe that the drive worths the visit there.

Imagine to stop along the most scenic roads and take pictures of immense beauty or simply breathe that fresh air and try to soak in those views, then go to Pienza to visit the renaissance jewel, walk along the walls and see the preserved landscape under the Unesco since 2004.


        


Pienza is famous for its architecture but also for the best cheese production of Tuscany, as a matter of fact the DOP Pecorino cheese (sheep-milk cheese) can be produced only in this specific tuscan region with the local milk and among cheese producers, some of them make their own product with raw milk and they will be happy to welcome you in their farms for a farm to table meal.

Ever heard about PICI ? It is a typical homemade pasta based on flavour and water with no need to add eggs and if you come to visit Pienza in mid August beginning of September you might witness the local women hand rolling pasta and playing their contest for the longest "picio" ever.

                    

What about "Twilight saga"? The square where the vampires fight...or the guy driving the vespa with the nurse in the "English patient"?

Both movies have been filmed in Montepulciano, a strategic florentine town during the medieval and renaissance times and now inside this magnificent siennese county.

From about 2000 feet of altitude you can admire the views and the vineyards where Sangiovese Prugnolo gentile is used to produce a fine DOCG wine, Nobile di Montepulciano, the wine of the nobles still produced by tufa escavated wineries easy to visit in the downtown Montepulciano.

While walking you might hear the beat of coppersmith Cesare Mazzetti still forging copper as his grandfather used to do three generations ago and where Rick Steves stopped several times to film and greet this great artisan in town.

If you want to do some quality shopping Montepulciano is the place, mosaics, inlays in wood, ceramics and leather all locally produced and sold in the unique shops around Via dell'Opio.



HIGHLIGHTS - VALDORCIA UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN TOUR 

FULL DAY TOURS - 9/10 HRS-
PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR LODGING
VISIT MONTEPULCIANO- ARTISANS
VISIT PIENZA - 
CHEESE TASTING
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JOINABLE TOUR
(FOR THE JOINABLE TOUR MIN. 3 PARTICIPANTS)

140 EUROS PER PERSON   
-LUNCH EXTRA-


 PRIVATE TOUR AVAILABLE

2 participants € 220 per person
3 participants € 195 per person
4 participants € 165 per person
5 participants € 145 per person
6 participants € 120 per person
7 participants €  110 per person
8 participants €  100 per person