Enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside and one of the greatest regions in Italy. Tuscany is popular for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, delicious food and, especially, its delectable wine!Travel in a deluxe coach to Montepulciano, a charming town seated at 2000 ft above sea level on a limestone ridge. This city is famous for several culinary delights: a pasta called “pici,” pork, honey and, of course, wine. During the tour, discover the most important highlights of this gorgeous Etruscan town: the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the ancient city walls and the beautiful Piazza Grande. After this stop, the tour continues through beautiful landscapes and to the small but very characteristic Benedictine abbey, Sant’Antimo.
It will then be time for lunch at a typical Tuscan farm! Enjoy Pecorino cheese, salami, Tuscan ham and delicious handmade pasta by Mamma Anna who follows old, local recipes. Finish the feast with the best Tuscan desserts. All of this is accompanied by a variety of local wines! Then in the afternoon, move to Montalcino for more wine and then to Pienza, a town completely rebuilt by the Pope Piccolomini and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Follow the picturesque Francigena Way, an ancient pilgrimage path which leads from France to Rome, on the way back to the Eternal City. Arrivederci Toscana…I love you!