Unique full day tours - Authentic Tuscany
Valdorcia full day from Florence or Siena
The Valdorcia tour is a full day tour for first time visitors as well as returning visitors who have been to Tuscany before but who have never experienced this unique area located in the southern part of Tuscany.
Have you seen movies like "Under the Tuscan Sun", "The Gladiator", "The English Patient" and the "Twilight" saga?
How many times you saw postcards or painting with rolling hills, cypress trees in line, hilltop towns and sheep walking free in the countryside?
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 from 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 and see the preserved landscape under the Unesco since 2004.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
These full days tours are not standardized days so besides some samples you can find down below, you are free to plan a custom day tour in within 8 hours and as a tour leader and professional driver, I will be happy to suggest you how to use your time at its best.
Each tour is an authentic experience of Tuscany a way to go back home with an overall cultural insight about this beautiful Italian region.
PICK UP: directly at your front door
DURATION: 8 hours
EXTRA HOURS: extra price
OTHER LOCATIONS: ✔️ train stations, airports, apartments and villas
TOUR SIZE: min. 2 max 8
WINERIES: 1 or no wineries
FOOD: typical Tuscan food
(Please acknowledge in advance about food intolerances or severe allergies, special needs such as gluten free, vegan, etc.)
Scroll down to view some ideas on how to best use your time within a 8 hours driving service
Authentic Tuscany: Valdorcia
Most likely your day will start with a pick up at your lodging between 8:30 or 9:00 am depending on your home base.
Enjoy a walk through Montepulciano, the most beautiful medieval and renaissance hilltop town of the area where movies like "Twilight" and the tv series "The Medicis" have been filmed just to mention a few.
This walled town is full of natural terraces from where to enjoy amazing views and take great pics but also lots of wineries for those interested in sipping a glass of the local Nobile di Montepulciano.
A cool stop will be in the hamlet of Bagno Vignoni where the square is a natural water spring once used by the Medici family as well as Saint Catherine da Siena to recover their bodies and their souls.
Overlooking Rocca d'Orcia, some ruins of an old roman bath where you can put your feet also in winter time because of the high water temperature.
All around the square local restaurants, trattorias serve local food like Chianina beef and wine like Rosso d'Orcia doc absolutely to try once there.
Your day has to be topped by a visit to Pienza considered the ideal renaissance town built under the Pope Pius II.
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.