Italy is famous for a vast array of products, from the haute couture created in Milan’s fashion houses to the world famous wines from the Chianti region.
And if you like to think of yourself as a wine connoisseur, or if you simply enjoy a tipple now and again, then our Wine Tasting Tour would be ideal.
.Not only do you get a chance to discover some of our best wines, but you can also sample some very tasty region delicacies, while also getting to see two fascinating towns, Orvieto in Umbria and Montepulciano in Tuscany.
The tour first takes us to Orvieto, which has been producing wine since the Middle Ages. We will first visit the Cantina Foresi at the Piazza Duomo. Here you will be able to taste the town’s most famous wine, the ‘Orvieto Classico‘, along with other fine white wines and some delicious local foods, such as wild boar and pork salamis, porchetta colonnata and an excellent range of cheeses.
After the tasting you can take a tour of the cellar and then you will have the opportunity to buy any of the wines that you just tasted.
Orvieto is also worth visiting for its tourist sights, especially the 14th century cathedral, and you will have time to admire the building, as well as stroll around the town’s shops, many of which sell Orvieto’s other famous product, namely ceramics.
We now continue to the charming hill-town of Montepulciano in the beautiful Chianti region of Tuscany. This town is great for walking, as the centre is almost free of traffic.
Here we will taste both red and white wines, the most famous being Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano, and we will follow this with a visit to a vineyard and olive grove.
After tasting some of the palatable delights that Montepulciano offers, you will have time to discover the town itself, including the shops and attractions.
There is the 17th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Palazzo Comunale, which was designed by Michelozzo in the same tradition as the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence, and also the town’s impressive castle, which was the site of many a battle between the locals and the Republic of Siena.
One of our most popular tours, the Wine Tour is both relaxing and interesting, and with the added bonus of trying some authentic regional food and wine!
Orvieto :: Montepulciano
Pick up time: approximately 8.00am
Return time: around 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Full tour details can be found here: http://www.stefanorometours.com/tours/winetasting/
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the Stefano Rome Tours team