Montepulciano and Pienza

Private Tour from Rome to Tuscany by car with English speaking Driver

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM

highlights

  • Wine and Food Lovers will enjoy this Day tour from Rome and savor the flavors of Tuscany
  • Exult in a visit to Pienza that boasts UNESCO World Heritage Site status
  • Admire mesmerizing views of the idyll Valley of Orcia and Valley of Chiana that inspired artists and poets
  • Delight your palate with the world famous "pecorino di Pienza" locally produced ewe cheese at various specialty shops
  • Sample some of Italy's finest "Vino Nobile di Montepulciano" red at various wine shops in Montepulciano
  • Enjoy free time to stroll and wine tasting at local wine shops at your leisure during your visit in Montepulciano
  • Tour in comfort and style in your private deluxe vehicle and English speaking Driver at your service
  • Convenient pick up and drop off at your hotel in Rome

itinerary

  • Montepulciano
  • Pienza

included

  • English speaking Driver
  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • All VAT and Italy Taxes
  • Highway Tolls
  • Parking Fees

not included

  • Lunch
  • Wine Tasting fees ( if visiting wine shops that have wine tasting fees)
  • Winery visits ( wine tasting and wine cellars is possible only at in-town wine shops)
  • Tour Guide / Walking Tours
  • Gratuities

description

 

MONTEPULCIANO AND PIENZA TOUR PRICE LIST 

For up to 3 Persons from Rome Hotel: 450 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 500 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 550 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 600 EUROS

DATES on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE.

This Tuscany Tour from Rome starts and ends at your hotel or accommodation in Rome.

 

Enjoy a visual journey of Pienza and Montepucliano on our Tuscany Tour VIDEO:

 

Explore the enchanting region of Tuscany, legendary not only for its breathtaking beauty, but its exquisite flavors that are authentic of the region. Celebrate all your senses on a day tour in Montepulciano and Pienza with Stefano Rome Tours!

 

MONTEPULCIANO - "the King of All Wines"


Our enogastronomic Montepulciano and Pienz Tour begins with a relaxing and leisurely drive through the scenic countryside, and through this magical region of Italy as we make our way to Tuscany.

You will pass by ancient hilltop villages, patchwork of farmlands, vineyards, medieval castles, and undulating hills and dales punctuated with distinctive cypress trees, so be sure you have your camera handy to capture some of these postcard beautiful landscapes.

Montepulciano is an ancient town with Etruscan roots that was built on a ridge of Monte Poliziano from which it got its name.

Perfectly located between the stunning Val di Chiana (Valley of Chiana) and Val d’Orcia (Valley of Orcia), Montepulciano is Tuscany at its finest.

When you arrive, you will see why Siena and Florence repeatedly fought over it, and admire the glory Florence brought to Montepulciano’s impressive Renaissance palazzi, churches and piazzas.

  

 

 

Pedestrian friendly medieval lanes will lead you to many of Montepulciano’s treasures: imposing architecture, local artisan shops, gastronomic boutiques, enoteche and wine cellars with ample opportunities for wine tastings.

A stroll to the edge of town’s outer walls will reward you with a most spectacular panorama of the exceptional beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

Italians’ passion for food and wine are particularly strong in Tuscan kitchens and wineries. During your visit in Montepulciano you have the opportunity to sample delicious wines and local products at various wine shops in town.

Tuscany is world renown for its exceptional wines, but “Montepulciano is King of all wines” according to Francesco Redi, the famous 17th century Italian poet and physician, in his famous poem, Bacchus in Tuscany. 


 

 

The noble wine of Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, is one of Tuscany’s classic red that has been a favorite among the aristocracy and royalty ever since Lorenzo de Medici in the 15th century.

The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has also been elevated to the prestigious DOCG status - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita.

According to the stringent DOCG law, the wine must contain at least 70% Sangiovese grapes from vineyards surrounding Montepulciano, up to 20% Canaiolo grapes, and up to 20% other red variety.

The wine must also be aged for two years in oak or chestnut barrels before being released, and three years for riserva labels. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has found its special place in wine collector’s cellars and dinner tables world wide.

 
PIENZA - the Renaissance "utopian city"

Your Tuscany tour continued with a visit to Pienza, a remarkable Renaissance utopia that revolutionized city planning and earned the prestigious honor of being a UNESCO World Heritage site  The charismatic town will also reward you with breathtaking views of Val d’Orcia - a valley worthy of its own place on the list of  UNESCO’s World Cultural Landscapes.

But for those with a discerning palate for gastronomic delights, Pienza’s other claim to fame is their production of the finest pecorino cheese in Italy.

Pienza got its name from Pope Pius II, the homegrown pope who transformed the existing village of Corsignano into his vision of the ultimate 15th century Renaissance “utopian city” where humanistic concepts were applied for the first time to create a model of ideal urban living, a plan that inspired its implementation to other Italian as well as European cities.

 

 

Enchanting views of Val d’Orcia beyond the stone city walls, narrow romantic streets with names like Via dell’Amore (Street of Love) and Via dell Bacio (Street of the Kiss), and medieval nooks and crannies that reveal local treasures within its shops and boutiques, makes this tiny hilltop town an idyllic setting for a stroll.

The lush pastoral grasslands surrounding Pienza upon which local sheep graze, contribute to Italy’s finest pecorino cheese, or cheese made from ewes’ milk. From soft and buttery fresh pecorino (pecorino fresco), to pecorino aged in various coatings and mixed with different subtle flavors  (pecorino stagionato), you will be pleased to discover these distinct traditional flavors at the many locally owned gastronomic boutiques throughout Pienza.

 

 

From here we will make our way through the Tuscan countryside again as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfortable ride back to the Eternal City of Rome where your professional driver will drop you off at the hotel.

Tuscany charms you with its many impressive historic towns, satisfies you with sumptuous local dishes and wine, and enchants you with evocative vistas that make the journey as memorable as the destinations you arrive at.

We thank you for booking our Montepulciano and Pienza Tour and for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your Tuscany Day Tours from Rome and Italy Private Excursions. We look forward to showing you Italy!

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PAYMENT OPTIONS:

Payment for this Montepulciano and Pienza Tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance in writing via E-Mail.  Cancellations by phone, text, or 3rd party who is not the person who booked the service are NOT accepted.

 

EMAIL INQUIRIES / BOOKING REQUESTS

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WINE TASTING IN MONTEPULCIANO

* Wine tastings fees vary, and it may cost anywhere between 5-15 Euros per person depending on the wine shop you wish to visit. Wine fees are paid directly to the wine shop.

* Wine tasting in Montepulciano is possible only in town at various wine shops operated by local wine producers. This tour does not include visits to wineries outside of the town of Montepulciano.

* Please taste wine responsibly, and never on an empty stomach. Excessive consumption of wine may interfere with the enjoyment of your tour. In case that excessive consumption of wine and/or alcohol results in your desire to return to your hotel early, please be advised that you will not be reimbursed for the remaining portion of the tour, and will be charged the full fare of the tour as originally booked.

 

YOUR  STEFANO ROME TOURS DRIVER

This Montepulciano and Pienza Tour provides an English speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide or a sommelier.

Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed to protect official licensed guides that makes it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle.

On this Montepulciano and Pienza Tour by car you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.

 

MEETING POINTS TO MEET YOUR DRIVER 


For hotel pick ups, your driver will meet you inside your hotel lobby, or area permitted by your hotel.

For Apartments or B&B’s without a lobby, your driver will meet you at your address outside the main entrance.

* If your hotel / accommodation is situated on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park the vehicle as close as lawfully possible, and will meet you on foot at your Address. From there, your driver will accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door to Door service may not be possible on streets or areas with restricted vehicle access or stops.

 

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