Your car will pick you up at the hotel in Rome and transfer you to
the small town of Pienza. It is one of the most interesting in Tuscany
from urbanistic and historical points of view.
It was designed and built in a remarkable three years by the Renaissance
architect, Bernardo Rossellino. Commissioned by Enea Silvio Piccolomini
in 1458, he became known in the ecclesiastical state as Pope Pius
Today, the village of Pienza is considered to be a rare example of
town-planning in accordance with the Renaissance philosophy. It is
magnificently perched on a silent hilltop with spectacular views.
Fields of sunflowers, rows of cypress trees and stone farmhouses are
also atop hills. These places bring to mind the scenes from the celebrated
film and novel, "Under the Tuscan Sun". Add to this the
abandoned monastery that was featured in the award winning and popular
movie known as
"The English Patient". Perhaps having lunch in a welcoming
country inn, surrounded by olive groves, will also be to your
liking. After having the opportunity to experience this magical and
gorgeous part of Tuscany, you will not want to leave. It is considered
by many to be the most beautiful corner of Italy.
But, the next stop on your tour, and only 30 minutes away, will be
the charming village of Montalcino.
The village is a delightful, little, walled town that is also situated
above vineyards and olive groves. This area is famous for its red
wine, Brunello, one of the finest in Tuscany.
We'll have lunch in typical Tuscan trattoria, after which your tour-manager
will spend the rest of the day driving you through luscious sceneries,
quaint settings and breathtaking vistas.
You will come to understand what makes Tuscany one of Europe's premier
All the tours can be modified and adapted to every demand!
|| Participants information:
Van and English speaking Tour-manager
tour availability : everyday
tour duration : 10 hours
pick up time: 8.00am
participants meeting place: hotel lobby
tour cost: per party of up to 6 people - Euros 590
Lunch time: highly recommended
entrance tickets: none