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Montepulciano: Twilight Saga New Moon Tour with Wine Tasting

1. Montepulciano: Twilight Saga New Moon Tour with Wine Tasting

This tour will allow you to discover the Italian film set of "New Moon - Twilight Saga" in Montepulciano. The palace with the clock tower, Piazza Grande filled with red cloaks, witnessed the desperate rush of the young mortal Bella Swan, looking for her charming good vampire Edward Cullen. Along with a guide, you will walk through the historic center of Montepulciano. At the end of the tour, stop at a historic restaurant in Montepulciano, for a very special aperitif.

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

2. 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.

From Rome: Private Tuscany Day Trip

3. From Rome: Private Tuscany Day Trip

Your private driver will pick you up in the morning at your hotel (or apartment) in Rome with a Mercedes sedan or minivan. You will leave behind the frenetic pace of Rome and drive through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. Your first stop will be the ancient town of Montepulciano. Built in the Medieval times, this charming center sits on top of a hill and is well known for the production of the Nobile di Montepulciano wine. Right in the heart of the town of Montepulciano, Piazza Grande is an ancient square with Medieval buildings, little shops, various nice bars and restaurants. After Montepulciano, you will pass by the town of Monticchiello, driving through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany where you will have plenty of great photo opportunities. Next stop will be in the lovely town of Pienza, a jewel of the Renaissance. Here you may have lunch in one of the many local restaurants (lunch is not included but we will be happy to make a reservation for you). In the historical center you may visit the Duomo di Pienza, the cathedral that dominates the beautiful central square. Built around the 14th century, it is one of the most important churches of the Renaissance. Near the cathedral, the Piccolomini palace is a splendid example of Renaissance architecture. Here you may want to visit the lovely gardens, the courtyard and the old stables. In the afternoon you will reach the town of Montalcino, the capital of the region that produces Brunello, one of the best and most renowned red wines in the world. While in town you may explore the beautiful historical center and visit the Fortezza di Montalcino, a very well preserved Medieval castle. If you choose to have the optional wine tasting, you will also stop at one of the great wineries of the region. Here you will visit the estate, learn about the production process and finally enjoy a tasting of the great wines that they make. At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel or apartment in Rome.

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. She showed us not only the twilight movie spots but gave us information on Montepulciano which made the tour very interesting.