Unique Full Day Tours: Authentic Tuscany
Valdorcia, rolling hills, hilltop towns
° Join an 9-hours sightseeing Tuscany tour guided by an English-speaking and tour leader
° Explore the hilltop town of Montepulciano
° Lunch at a local farm to sample Pecorino cheeses or meats, farm to table products, extra virgin olive oil
° Explore the Renaissance jewel town of Pienza
° Small group option is limited to a maximum of 8 people
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.
This is the best tour of Tuscany for those who wants to enjoy the icon landscape, the agricultural and rural area of the tuscan region and who wants to visit some of the most popular but still authentic towns.
The tour needs a longer drive compared to other areas and it's doable from Florence, Siena, Arezzo and surroundings.
You will visit the impressive hilltop town of Montepulciano where movies like "Twilight" has been filmed along with the Nextflix series "I Medici" (recommended to watch to enjoy the history behind the famous Medicis family).
Being a farming area at the moment of the booking you will be asked to choose to have a meal based on farm to table products into a local cheese farm, or Cinta Senese pig farm where you will enjoy an informal location surrounded by stunning views.
The day will go on with a visit to the jewel town of Pienza, very well know as the town of the Pope Pius 2° who rebuilt it to create the first example of Renaissance architecture in the countryside.
PICK UP: directly at your front door
DURATION: 9 hours
EXTRA HOURS: extra price
OTHER LOCATIONS: ✔️ train stations, airports, apartments and villas
TOUR SIZE: min. 2 max 8
LUNCH: included at a cheese farm/meat farm/local farm
FOOD: typical Tuscan food/vegetarian option
(Please acknowledge in advance about food intolerances or severe allergies, special needs such as gluten free, vegan, etc.)
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.
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.