Montepulciano tour: a day in the Orcia valley to discover the real Tuscany and taste the excellence of the wine

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The beautiful town where is produced the Nobile di Montepulciano wine

A nice day tour in Tuscany to combine with Siena, Montalcino or Orvieto for a visit of the south of Tuscany

Montepulciano ChurchYou might have already heard about this splendid city for its renowned wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, acknowledged as one of the best Italian wines by many connoisseurs. Located on a hill in the Val di Chiana, >Montepulciano is one of the most attractive towns in Tuscany.

The name of the city derives from Latin Mons and Publicianus ("Mount of Publicianus"). In the ancient Etruscan time the city was called Nocera Alfaterna, whereas today it presents a medieval and Renaissance appearance.

The Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Tarugi, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and many other luxurious residences and churches are the legacy of a period of splendour that the city lived in the mid-16th century. Orvieto old district

Ippolito Scalza and other distinguished architects and artists from the same period have left in this town signs of their genius. Furthermore, The town is encircled by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1511 for Cosimo I.

If you happen to take an enjoyflorence tour to Montepulciano< during the summer, you might want to check out a few interesting events going on here every year. For instance, on the 14th, 15th and 16th of August you might attend a festival called the Bruscello, when hordes of actors reenact scenes from the town's turbulent history.

On the last Sunday in August ther is the Bravio delle Botti. A parade through the streets followed by a barrel race and a banquet to end the day.

Part of the film New Moon from the Twilight saga (which is set in Volterra) has been filmed in Montepulciano.

Orvieto view
Orvieto, Etuscian city where you can find a lot of archaeological rests of this ancient population that was here before the Romans. A very fascinating town built on the top of a tuff, famous for the delicious food and its underground city. Following a visit to a winery and the town of Montepulciano, after Brunello di Montalcino the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the best you can find in the Tuscany area.
TOUR CODE: 1h04
Montalcino + Siena
A wine tour that can suite the most demanding people in terms of wine and style. A visit to Siena to see the Dome, Piazza del Campo and all the other attractions in the wine region of Montalcino. Probably the most known wine and one of the godnesses you can find in Tuscany, a visit to a famous yet not well-known winery to taste the original Brunello di Montalcino and to see how it is produced.
TOUR CODE: 1h01
Ask to driver to visit music vineyard in Montalcino - Let us suggest you a good restaurant
Montalcino
Only the best wines of Tuscany, a tour to discover and appreciate the two towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino and taste the two best wines of Tuscany.
TOUR CODE: 1h05