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 II.
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 destinations.

All the tours can be modified and adapted to every demand!
     
  Participants information:

tour category: 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


 
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