- City: Rome
- Duration: Approx. 13hrs
- Start Time: 7.15 AM
An all-inclusive day trip from Rome, exploring the best of Tuscany in small groups of just 15 or fewer in a private mini-bus.
Visit picturesque Pienza; eat lunch on an organic farm; drink wine at a Montalcino vineyard; and scale the walls of a castle.
- We’ve taken care of all the details, from transport to lunch, so all you have to worry about is the souvenirs (cheese or wine?) and photos.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
EXPLORE ANCIENT TUSCAN HILL TOWNS, SMALL AND LARGE.
Our first stop of the day is the picturesque town of Pienza. Although it’s worth noting for both its location and the beauty of its architecture (Pope Pius II rebuilt Pienza in the 1400s as the “perfect Renaissance town”), the major draw is its artisan food, wine and craft stores. You'll have a chance to taste the city’s world-famous pecorino cheese, honey, and jams. Also, your tour leader will show you their beautiful ceramics and local Tuscan delicacies like wild boar. In your free time be sure to visit the town’s church and soak up some more views over the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia.
Pienza is included under the area’s UNESCO World Heritage status, as is the next stop on our Tuscan day trip – an organic, family-run farm.
SAMPLE THE BEST OF TUSCANY’S FAMOUS FOOD ON A PICTURESQUE ORGANIC FARM.
Don't eat too much in Pienza because the next stop is a local farm for a sumptuous lunch of fresh, local produce. When you arrive you'll take a quick look around to see what is growing or being raised that season, then you'll tuck into a meal featuring seasonal delicacies and the best of what Tuscany has to offer. Because the menu changes according to what's in season we're never quite sure what you're going to be served, but rest assured that you are going to enjoy a proper Tuscan feast.
CLIMB THE WALLS OF A MEDIEVAL CASTLE FOR STUNNING VIEWS & HISTORY.
Tuscany is famous for its castles, and on our day trip from Rome you’ll visit the best. Perched high on top of a hill, Montalcino Castle offers perhaps the best views in Tuscany. With special, extended access you’ll climb the lookout towers and patrol the walls led by your Walks tour leader.
ENJOY WORLD-FAMOUS WINES RIGHT AT THE SOURCE – A MONTALCINO VINEYARD.
Oh the wine! Tuscany is world-famous for its wines and none more so than Brunello di Montalcino. You’ll sample some of the best when we visit an award-winning vineyard for a guided tour of the vines and wine cellar, plus a guided tasting flight. Go on – we dare you to leave without a bottle or two stashed in your bag.
With so much to see in this incredible region, stating that we’ve found the best of Tuscany is a bold claim – but one we’re sure you’ll agree with after a delicious day of castles, wine, cheese and perfect hill towns. Our Tuscany day trips from Rome offer a truly Italian experience that will leave you hankering for Tuscany long after you’ve returned home.
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As this tour includes lunch, please be sure to notify us at the time of booking of any food allergies or preferences that you have.
Please note that, due to space restrictions on our buses, we may not be able to accommodate strollers on your tour. If you are traveling with an infant and/or a stroller, please contact us in advance.
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