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Montepulciano Culture & history

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From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

1. From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Leave Rome's hustle and bustle behind and head to Tuscany for the day.Enjoy a guided town of Montepulciano and eat a delicious 3-course lunch with an Italian wine-tasting experience you won't forget. A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour of the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next, visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here, or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

Montepulciano: Historical Cellars Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

2. Montepulciano: Historical Cellars Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Start at Piazza Grande and discover the history of Montepulciano and the deep roots that for centuries have shaped the local people and the Vino Nobile. A guide will lead you inside 2 underground cellars, through tunnels dug into the spectacular brick vaults.  Here, you'll find the gigantic oak barrels, inside which the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and the Rosso di Montepulciano DOC “rest”. At the conclusion of your visit, enjoy a tasting of the wines, with an explanation of their basic characteristics.

Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

3. Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a spritz or Prosecco with your guide to cap off a day of discovery. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

From Florence: Val d'Orcia Region Private Wine Tasting Tour

4. From Florence: Val d'Orcia Region Private Wine Tasting Tour

Spend a day within the iconic landscape of the Tuscan hills, visit Montepulciano and its historic cellars. Admire the landscape of the rolling hills of the Val d'Orcia, taking pictures like in postcards, among avenues of cypresses, vineyards and olive trees. In the afternoon, taste the famous Brunello di Montalcino. Itinerary: Meet our driver at your location and start your tour in the Tuscan hills. We will cross the hills, among vineyards, olive trees and rows of cypresses, until we reach the city of Montepulciano, to visit the "Underground Wonders" of the town. We will visit the main square of the town, the ancient Government Palace and a Historic Cellar: here you will find gigantic oak barrels, in which the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC "rest". In Montepulciano you will have your first wine tasting experience with Vino Nobile, Super Tuscan and Rosso di Montepulciano. For lunch, our driver will be able to suggest a typical Tuscan farmhouse, where to have a delicious Tuscan lunch. After lunch, we will cross one of the most beautiful wine roads, between postcard hills and incredible vineyards until we arrive in Montalcino for a wine tasting in a prestigious farm, where this delicious wine has been produced for generations. In fact, this family was one of the first to start the production of Brunello and has maintained over time a very high quality and a passion that has been handed down for generations. After the visit of the cellar and an explanation on the production of Brunello, the tasting will begin. Here we will taste 5 types of wines, including Rosso di Montalcino. Two types of Brunello Docg a Super Tuscan and a delicious Rosé. At the end of the tasting, we will return to Florence.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

From the beginning of the trip the tour guide Valentina was very welcoming and ensured her guests were treated with the upmost respect. Valentina was very knowledgeable from the history of certain areas of our trip to her recommendations for food and sites to see after the tour. The overall experience of the locations visited we’re breathtaking. The additional tour guides were also welcoming and informative. If I were to visit Rome again I would highly book another trip with this company to ensure I get the best experience during my time in Italy.

Very fun! The food was great and the tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. I didn’t feel uncomfortable as a single female going either as I made friends !

very relaxing trip, it was nice to be on a tour that wasn't rushing you through each place

The mountaintop town and the farm were the best! Fantastic views and great homeade food!

Great tour guides and a good pace, highly recommend!