Enjoy, in one day, the beautiful, extraordinary countryside of Tuscany, which is one of the greatest regions in Italy. Tuscany is popular for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, delicious food and, especially, its delectable wine!The tour will begin around 8:30am, and we will travel in our deluxe coach to Montepulciano, a charming town seated at about 2000 ft on a limestone ridge. This city is famous for a particular type of pasta called “pici,” pork, honey and, of course, its extraordinary wine. Your local guide will meet you at the main parking lot. During the tour, you will discover the most important highlights of this gorgeous Etruscan town: the cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, the ancient city walls and the beautiful Piazza Grande. After this stop, the tour continues as we travel through beautiful landscapes to the small abbey of Sant’Antimo, one of the most characteristic Benedectine abbeys of Tuscany.
It will then be time for lunch at a typical Tuscan farm! You will enjoy Pecorino cheese, salami, Tuscan ham and delicious handmade pasta by Mamma Anna who follows old, local recipes. You will finish the feast with the best Tuscan desserts. All of this is accompanied by a variety of Tuscan wines! In the afternoon we will move to Montalcino, a town famous worldwide for its unique wine, and then to Pienza. This is a town completely rebuilt by the Pope Piccolomini and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
As we return to Rome, we will follow the Francigena Way. This is the ancient pilgrim street running from France to Rome; the view is extraordinary! Arrivederci Toscana…I love you!