Highlights of this tour
- Val d’Orcia
Escape the busy city for a day and discover some of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany. When you have seen the center of Rome, and you want to explore more, this Val d’Orcia Montalcino and Pienza tour is perfect to get to know the surroundings of Rome.
Note: This tours lasts 12 hours, and therefore this tour is only available from your accommodation in Rome. Pick-ups from the port or airport would make this day too long. You have a private English-speaking driver guide and a wheelchair accessible vehicle available during the entire trip.
After a beautiful and scenic ride of approximately three hours, you arrive at the famous Val d’Orcia region. Just outside Siena, you see the many typical hilly landscapes. The region has a couple of picturesque little towns as Castiglione d’Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, and San Quirico d’Orcia. Besides the villages, throughout this day you see a gorgeous scene that is captured by many painters from the Renaissance era. Close your eyes and imagine evergreen curved hills with a single cypress at the top, accompanied by hay bales scattered over the fields. That is what you are going to see in this region filled with UNESCO heritage sites.
Montalcino is internationally famous for its wine, Brunello di Montalcino. Around every corner, you can see wine bottles stacked. This charming medieval hilltop village offers more than just wine. There are many well-preserved medieval buildings within the historic city walls. You also have the views of the stunning vineyards in the distance, and you learn about the fascinating history
Pope Pius II transformed this entire town in the year 1459, as he wanted his home town to be an idyllic Renaissance pearl. And did he succeed? He most certainly did. In only three years, he built a church, the papal palace, the town hall, and accompanying buildings in and around Piazza Pio II. Since then, none of these buildings have been remodeled, so come and take in the medieval vibe of this town!
After your visit to Pienza, it is time to return to Rome. Enjoy the peaceful ride back, and you are dropped off at your hotel in the evening.
Add an accessible wine experience to your day. Check out our tour below!
Note: this wine tour needs to be paid on the day of the tour. If you choose to add this tour, the day tour will be shortened a bit since it is already a long one.
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