Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
- Guided full-day trip to Montepulciano and Pienza from Siena
- Drive through the magical landscapes of the Crete Senesi
- Discover the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Savor lunch and a Pecorino cheese tasting (included) on an organic dairy farm with spectacular views
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures an intimate experience
What You Can Expect
Pienza is rightly considered the gem of the Val d’Orcia region; the town and the entire Val d’Orcia are World Heritage Sites. You'll have time to spend at leisure here, so make the most of it by shopping or exploring the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure. As you leave Pienza, enjoy the fantastic views of Tuscany’s famous picture-perfect scenery.
Your next stop is a local dairy farm, where you’ll feast on a wholesome and refreshing lunch (included) of fresh ingredients mostly produced on the farm. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Italy’s salty Pecorino cheese, hear about the cheese-making process, visit the farm’s animals and learn about the lifestyle of the area.
In the afternoon, travel to Montepulciano, one of Tuscany’s biggest hill towns, located on a steep hill overlooking the amazing landscape of the Tuscany-Umbria border. With your guide, take a short walk around town to see the Piazza Grande at the top of the hill. You’ll then have free time to visit the town’s many stores, palaces or churches. On request, visit a winery to enjoy a tasting of Montepulciano’s renowned wine and tour the wine cellars before your relaxing ride back to Siena.
What a fantastic day, the countryside, the towns, and the food were excelleny. Milo our guide was excellent, made the day very interest as he was knowledgable. My favourite part was lunch at the organic farm - location, atmosphere, food, our hosts, all together very memborable!
Easily one of the most remarkable tours we have ever had. Milo, the owner of Tuscan Escapes was our personal guide. His knowledge of and passion for food, wine and the Italian culture left us feeling as though we had gained an insight into la belle vita, that we could never have gained otherwise. A perfect ending to 7 days in the Tuscan region. It was a joy to spend the day with Milo. The towns of Montepulciano and Pienza, with their local cheese and wine specialties are a must see. And how better than with an expert "foodie!" The visit to the local bio-farm was an unforgettable experience - we can still taste the freshness and purity of the deliciously prepared dishes. Our recommendation: DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!!