Duration: 10 hours
Start Time: 7.15am
The first stop on our Tuscany Day Trip from Rome is the picturesque town of Pienza which is chock-full of artisan food, wine and craft stores. Here you'll taste the city’s world-famous pecorino cheese, honey, and jams. Your tour leader will also show you beautiful ceramics and local Tuscan delicacies like wild boar ragu. 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.
Don't eat too much in Pienza because the next stop on your Tuscany Day Trip from Rome is a local farm for a sumptuous lunch. 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!
Tuscany is famous for its castles, and your next stop is one of 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 look-out towers and patrol the walls led by your Walks tour leader.
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.