Pick up for this day is at 8,00am and we will be back anytime around 5,00pm.
Our first stop, after 1hr and a half driving, will be Montepulciano, a wonderful Village built from the architects Vignola, Antonio da San Gallo the Elder and Michelozzo in the 16th Century. But mostly was the Sangallo from Florence who designed the exclusively example of the renaissance that Cosimo the First from the Medici Family of Florence had in his dream.
First visit will be to a special Winery, which originally was the prison of the village, and where underground is aging in big barrels, the Nobile wine. This is really something very unusual, built in different ages and times, full of wells at different levels, including two Etruscan thumbs coming back to 4th century bc.
On the street level we will have the chance to taste their Nobile wines, extra virgin olive oil, as well good pecorino cheeses and salamis, free of charges.
After this good wine experience, we may reach by a nice drive along the most important road of the town the setting of the unique Piazza Grande with the beautiful Town Hall remodelled from Michelozzo, the Duomo with its unfinished facade, but very rich inside, and many other fantastic Renaissance palaces. Here were filmed movies Twilight and the Second Moon.
Now is almost lunch time and we will drive and reach (if agreed) a very rustic place located on top of the Val d’Orcia, for a simple lunch. Here they produce their own pecorino and got cheese, which is possible to taste during the lunch….the view from their terrace is really spectacular.
It will be very easy to see all kind of animals, like sheep, goats, peacocks, mules etc.
If not interested in this experience we will drive straight to Pienza and have a lunch in a simple local trattoria or just a Sandwiches in a bar.
After lunch a nice walk inside the tiny Village of Pienza, born place of the Pope Pius II in late 15th Century. This place is very famous because over here is produced the best pecorino cheese in Italy. Many shops they have so many kind of pecorinos that you get crazy only from the smell!
Strolling around the Village a rare example of the renaissance quite often evidenced as the as the perfect city, representing one of the best built towns of those centuries. We may admire the Pope Piccolomini building, the Duomo, then a fantastic walk on top of the old walls overlooking the Val d’Orcia for a breath taking view over the superb and scenery Valley-
After that slowly we will drive you back to Florence throughout beautiful countryside with olive groves, vineyards and beautiful stoned old buildings.