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Montalcino

To outsiders, it’s the prestigious Brunello de Montalcino wine that defines this tiny Tuscan outpost.
From a distance Montalcino looks like a medieval Sienese painting, so little has changed since its heyday. The town is bathed in a russet glow at sunset but changes with the seasons. In spring, the surrounding countryside area is lime green, but yellow rape seed, poppies, sunflowers and grapes soon add different hues. To many, Montalcino is the most Sienese town in the province and the locals are treated with particular respect. Its history is a microcosm of all Sienese history. The town has been known as “the last rock of communal freedom” since its time as the Sienese capital in exile between 1555 and 1559. After the fall of Siena, exiles gathered around the Sienese flag. As a reward, Montalcinesi standard bearers have the pride of place in the procession preceding the Palio in Siena.

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Private tour Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano wine experience in Tuscany

In this private tour, you will travel from your hotel/accomodationto the historic town of Montepulciano, sampling its atmosphere and wine before moving on to the Tuscan hill town of Montalcino. Afterwards, you will be driven back to Florence via the panoramic Cassia Road that travels through the beautiful Tuscan countryside.Florence to MontepulcianoFrom there you will be driven to Montepulciano where you will have time to enjoy wines in La Talosa.. Here you will be able to take part in a wine tasting before traveling onwards to Montalcino, departing at around 12noon.Montepulciano to MontalcinoThe first stop on this section of the trip will be a  wine farm, or similar, where you’ll enjoythe farm’s own wines. MontalcinoThen it is  to the medieval hill town of Montalcino.. You will be able to walk through its charming city centre and see its medieval fortress – guided by your tour leader.Return to your hotel/accomodation You will arrive back in Florence city centre at approximately 6pm.

from 108,23 US Dollar

Tuscan Agriturismo Farm Visit by Electric Bike Including Dinner

Treat yourself to a Tuscan farm dinner with this small-group tour by electric bike. Easy on your legs, the fun experience allows you to cycle into the Tuscan hills with minimum effort. Stop at an agriturismo (organic farm) to explore its olive groves and vegetable garden, and then meet the resident animals. Pick your own vegetables for dinner, watch a chef cook, and enjoy an alfresco Italian spread before a leisurely cycle back to Florence. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.

from 120,39 US Dollar

Florence City Center Gourmet Tour

A walking tour through the city center which will focus on typical dishes and which will include stops along the way for different tastings.

from 35,26 US Dollar

Lucca Montecarlo and Wine Tour by Minivan from Pisa

Your half-day tour gives you the unique opportunity to visit Montecarlo, in Lucca, a typical medieval village placed on the hill that overlooks Val di Nievole and Lucca's plain. There, you'll sample some local wines.

from 89,99 US Dollar
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