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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 of Villa Artimino and Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the Italian countryside during this private 3-hour tour of Villa Artimino. Located in the picturesque hills of Tuscany, Villa Artimino was one of the country homes of the famous Medici family and overlooks the medieval village of Artimino. Now a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, the estate is home to ornate rooms decorated with period furnishings and known for its plethora of chimneys. Afterwards, head to Artimino for delicious Tuscan wine tasting and even some gourmet delicacies (extra fee).

from 169,76 US Dollar

Livorno Private Shore Excursion of Pisa and Lucca

Travel from the port of Livorno for a customized Pisa and Lucca shore excursion. Travelers seeking an authentic Italian experience can join this small group tour with only the very best of English speaking driver guides. Discover Italy close up in a Mercedes minivan of up to 8 people that takes you into the very heart of the city. Get the most of your time ashore to explore both the powerful 11th century maritime city of Pisa and the charming medieval walled town of Lucca.

from 729,16 US Dollar

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside

Enjoy an half day small group tour to discover the beauty of the Tuscan wine country. Drive through vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Visit 2 wineries to discover the secrets of wine making, take pictures and taste different wines and olive oil paired with local Tuscan specialties.

from 90,01 US Dollar

Private Tour of Palazzo Vecchio

This is the right tour to visit one of the best historical palace in Florence with a private guide: Palazzo Vecchio. Here you will hear the story of the Medici family, rulers of the city for over three centuries. In all the splendid and beautiful rooms of Palazzo Vecchio you will learn much more about the Medici family and their artistic interest in working with the best artists of the Renaissance period.

from 25,06 US Dollar
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