We will share with you firsthand the origins of Tuscan produce which is the soul of this land's cuisine. This will be an authentic travel experience visiting medieval villages, admiring impressive castles and witnessing centuries of history whilst driving through the green Tuscan valleys, the Sienese Crete which is famous for its red earth and the magnificent Val d'Orcia. On the way, we will stop off to admire an amazing Sant Antimo Abbey, visit a charming vineyard estate owned by one of Tuscany's renowned noble families where you will have the opportunity to savor their wines, olive oil, cheese and salami.
Lunch will be served in a typical trattoria in Montalcino or close San Quirico D'Orcia. You will also experience the characteristic towns of Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, famous for the natural hot springs and have time to relax in Pienza, a quaint village famous for the pecorino cheese that the local people produce in such a variety of methods. The town is full of lovely shops selling crafts and local produce and the view overlooking the Val d'Orcia is absolutely spectacular. This is where the ‘The English Patient' and the 'Gladiator' were filmed. You will also see the most photographed row of cypress trees.
Note: We would be glad to draft a customized itinerary for other tours in Tuscany for our customers.
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