Tuscany, the charm and the character of wines

Italy

DAY 1

Morning arrival in Firenze to be met by our local guide
Transfer to Château de Verrazzano, in Greve in Chianti.
Visit and tasting lunch in this domain.

After lunch, departure to Badia a Coltibuono – Dufferent tasting will be organized in this traditional abbey : honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This historic monument is the place where live the passion of wines and gastronomy, in a pleasant atmosphere

Then continuation of the trip to Sienna.
Accommodation at the hotel.

Dinner in a traditional « Osteria » built on the ruins of the ancient aqueduct of Siena

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2

After breakfast, guide visit of Sienna.

Formerly fierce enemy of Florence, Sienna kept the magnificence of its golden period (1260-1348) : architectural masterpieces around the Piazza del Campo, a maze of street and alleys. Participants will discover Publicco Palace and its tower dominating the place as a fort and as a palace.
The Duomo of Siena is one of the most spectacular of Italy with its collection of sculptures and architectures Romanesque – Gothic. Among its treasures Masterpieces of Nicola Pisano, Donatello, Michelangelo and a cycle of frescoes by Pinturicchio. In the museum takes place the famous “Maestà” Duccio Buoninsegna, one of the finest works of the Sienese school (1308-1311). It represents (duplex) with the Virgin and child scenes of Christ’s life

Lunch in Sienna.

The departure to San Gimignano.

At a short distance, participants will discover the arrows 14 laps remaining on the original 74. Towers, all without windows, were built as fortresses private testimony to the richness of their sole owner.
In the Middle Age, the view of San Gimignano was a necessary step for the faithful pilgrims from northern Europe and heading for Rome.
This strategic position on the route was the main reason for its prosperity.

Aperitif at the end of the tour.

Return to Sienna.

Dinner at the Enoteca Italiana
Since 1933 this institution promote the great wines of Italy. It is located in the seat suggestive Bastions of the Medici Fortress, imposing and harmoniously testimony of military architecture of the Renaissance

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3

After breakfast, departure to Montalcino. Guide visit of the historical center.
Montalcino who dominate the Valley of Orcia was indeed the last bastion of Sienese freedom against the progression of Florence. But nowadays Montalcino is mostly well known for the “Brunello” wine.

The transfer to Castello di Romitorio for a visit followed by a tasting and a private lunch.
This castle belongs to one the most famous artist of Italy, il Maestro Chia (painter et sculptor).
His Brunello bottles became famous because of her labels illustrated by various artists…..

After lunch, departure to Montepulciano.

Montepulciano, a fortified village at 605 meters, is mainly known for its majestic Renaissance palace to the elegant beauty of its churches and Vino Nobile, one of the most popular Tuscan wines in the world.

Passing through the most scenic caves: the historic cellar underground 13th century Fattoria della Talosa.

Dinner in a religious atmosphere of the 16th century
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4

After breakfast, departure to dicover the different beautiful villages from valley of Chiana and Orcia: Pienza, San Quirico, Bagno Vignoni.

Lunch in Pienza

Guids Tour of Pienza small pretty village which Renaissance architecture is unique

Visit of a traditional cheese farm which produces the famous « Pecorino di Pienza ».

Back to the hotel.

Dinner in a traditional farm from 12th Century.

Overnight in Montepulciano.

DAY 5

After breakfast departure to Firenze.

Firenze is one of the most popular cities in the world for the enormous wealth of its artistic heritage, the beauty of its monuments and the reputation of its museums. Over the centuries, under the influence of the Medicis family, she has gained in the fields of art and culture a prominent place.

Lunch at Frescobaldi Winebar, located a few steps from “Palazzo Vecchio”

Transfer to the airport in the afternoon.

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