Exclusive Val d'Orcia: A cinematic universe for wine lovers
Durations: 10 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
An appealing location for Hollywood-directed movies, this area is more than stunning landscapes! You will get to roam around medieval towns and taste high-caliber wines, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany by visiting the enchanting Val dâ€™Orcia, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The area is famous for the movies "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "Gladiator".
The tour is a symbiosis between sightseeing, food and wine pairing and tasting. You will roam around the streets of the medieval towns of Montepulciano and Pienza. You will visit two family-run wineries and taste a wide spectrum of wines, ranging from 100% Sangiovese (including the exquisite Brunello di Montalcino) to a mixture of wine varietals, unique in nature.
Lunch will be served at an organic farmhouse and restaurant that takes pride in producing high-quality products. Apart from a multi-course lunch, you will also feast on different types of raw milk cheeses, homemade bread and extra virgin olive oil.Â
Day 1 : Florence
Pick-up and departure.Montepulciano
First stop of the day. You will roam around this medieval town, atop a hill in southern Tuscany. Full of elegant Renaissance buildings, it is a must-see for travellers.First winery
The winery is located close to the main house, surrounded entirely by vineyards. The hand-harvested grapes arrive in the cellar, where they are selected by hand and turned into wine. The wines are then oak-aged and bottled here. You will tour the entire property and will be introduced to the art of organic wine production. The first wine tasting of the day will take place here.Second winery
Here you will serve a typical Italian lunch. Podere il Casale is probably one of the last farms in the region that does not limit and specialize its scope of farming. They also possess a restaurant that boasts dishes made out entirely of organic ingredients. Their in-house production of healthy products constitutes an attraction for food enthusiasts.Pienza
Pienza is the second medieval town you will visit in Val d'Orcia. Situated between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, it is considered the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism".Third winery
At this family-run winery situated at the base of the hilly Montalcino, you will get immersed into the art of wine making. You are going to explore the entire estate, tour the vineyards and wine cellars and understand the production process of Brunello di Montalcino. Their interpretation of Sangiovese grapes has given life to world praised wines. During the wine tasting, you will taste a remarkable pallet of their best wines.Florence
Drop-off. The tour will generally end where it started.
- Visit of 3 Boutique Wineries
- Wine tastings
- Typical lunch with Km 0 products
- Free time in Montepulciano and Pienza
- Private Transportation
- Certified Sommelier/Guide with youÂ
- Pick-up from your accommodation
- 100% Private Tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not stroller accessible
- Not suitable for pets
- No public transportation nearby
- Infants must not sit on laps
- Infant seats unavailable
- Minimum drinking age is 18Â
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform us in advanceÂ
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event