Private Guided excursion from Florence to the landscapes of Val d'Orcia
Join a private guided excursion in the Val d'Orcia from Florence, surrounded by green rolling cultivated hills, to discover the typical products of Montepulciano and Pienza. An area declared World Heritage by UNESCO, where culture and food traditions come together for a unique eXPerience.
Private Guided activity around the landscapes of Val d'Orcia from Florence highlights:
- Follow the narrow streets of the Val d' Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004
- Immerse yourself in the gentle, carefully cultivated green hills of one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Italy
- Explore the small town of Montepulciano to discover its culture and its most valuable product: the high-quality red wine Vino Nobile
- Discover the small town of Pienza, an architectural jewel of the Italian Renaissance
- Experience the traditions and local festivals of Tuscany: from the “Bravio delle Botii”, a running competition with wine barrels, to the "Cacio al fuso", also known as “the cheese to the spindle”.
Private Guided activity around the landscapes of Val d'Orcia from Florence
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This unique full-day private guided tour of the Val d'Orcia departing from Florence will give you the opportunity to discover, in one day trip, all the best this area has to offer: history, culture and good food, immersed in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Italy.
Depart from Florence and visit Montepulciano
The Val d' Orcia is a wide valley on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, characterized by green hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages. Since 2004 it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, because of its unique state of preservation, which has become famous through its depiction in works of art from the Italian Renaissance painting.
Your full-day private guided tour of the Val d'Orcia departing from Florence begins in Montepulciano, a medieval town also known as "the pearl of the Sixteenth Century" for the extraordinary elegance of its buildings. The tour will take you to Piazza Grande, the main square, where you can admire the Public Palace, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and other eternal treasures.
Visit a local winery and have a wine tasting
Besides being a gem of inestimable artistic value, Montepulciano is also the home of the Vino Nobile, a high-quality red wine: the tour includes a stop in a typical winery. Here, you will also discover the origins of one the oldest Festival, “Bravio delle Botti”, where competitors run uphill while pushing a large barrel full of wine!
Your full-day private guided tour of the Val d'Orcia departing from Florence will continue to the Temple of San Biagio, a place full of charm and spirituality. Then you will have free time to lunch (NOT included in the price of the tour).
Discover Pienza and its Cathedral
Pienza is the last stop of your tour: a small village that was the birthplace of Pope Pius II, who had it rebuilt during the Renaissance, transforming it into a real gem: you can visit the Duomo (Cathedral), walk along the walls of the city and explore the narrow streets of the historic centre .
At the end of this fantastic day, your private driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Florence. Join this authentic Italian eXPerience with this tour of the Val d' Orcia, and discover places and flavors that only Italy can offer.
Other eXPeriences Tuscany!
If you are interested in this kind of tours, we recommend the Private Guided Tour to The Land of Leonardo Tour: Vinci and Cerreto Guidi from Florence and the Brunello Wine Tour from Florence.
- Departure from Florence
- Stop in a winery of "Vino Nobile"
- Temple of San Biagio
- Return to Florence
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Florence
- Private driver at disposal
- Tourist guide at disposal
- Guided visit to the historic centre of Montepulciano and Pienza
- Guided visit to the Tempio of San Biagio
- Visit to the winery that produces "Vino Nobile"
- Tasting session
- Entrance to the Cattedrale of Pienza
- Meals and beverages
- Tips (optional)
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend to wear comfortable clothing. Also, appropriate clothing is required for the entrance to museums and places of worship.
You are kindly invited to follow your guide and enforce the rules that will be explained, in respect of the celebrations and the places you will visit.
During the booking, in the "Additional Information" page, write the name and address of your hote in order to organize the pick-up with the guide and the driver.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.