Travel to Tuscany on a day trip from Rome, and discover a region of stunning hilltop towns, farms, and wineries. With a guide, you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pienza, a beautiful example of a Tuscan hill town. Continue to an organic farm for lunch, sourced straight from the field, then climb the lookout towers at nearby Montalcino. Finish on a high note with a wine tasting at a prestigious winery, then return to Rome. Numbers are limited to just 15 people for a small-group experience.
Start your tour at 7am at Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica. With a guide, you’ll travel north to Tuscany, a region known for its beautiful hill towns. Stop in one of them, the UNESCO-listed hilltop village of Pienza, and explore its streets and ceramics shops with your guide. Browse delis for gourmet treats to take home, and get an intro to Tuscan specialities, such as pecorino and wild boar, from your guide.
Your next stop is at a family-owned farm in the Val d’Orcia area, which specializes in organic produce. Tour the farm, chat to the cheese maker, then take a seat for lunch. Tuck into a feast of farm-to-fork food, and finish with a tasting of sheep and goat cheese with homemade honey and jam. Local wine is served as you eat and chat with the farm owners — all while soaking up the views.
With your appetite sated, you’ll continue to the hill town of Montalcino. Use a special admission ticket to head up the lookout tower and take photos from the top.
To end your day, travel onward to an acclaimed winery for a tour of the vineyards and its cellars. Sample a selection of the region’s finest wine, and purchase a bottle to take home, if you like.
Relax on the journey back to Rome, and finish with a drop-off at the start point.