Shore excursions in Italy ,Daily Tours and guided Limousine services.
We had an awesome day with Claudio our driver. He collected us promptly and took care to find out what we expected to get from our trip and made sure that he exceeded these expectations. He called ahead to book a trusted private tour guide who was waiting for us on our arrival in Pompeii - he was fantastic! And then we drove on to Sorrento, stopping at various places on the Amalfie Coast to take photographs and then we had a late lunch in Il Positano, before returning to Rome. Travelling with two young daughters, it was a long day trip, but memorable - and we all thought it was our best day of our week-long holiday to Rome.
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Date published: 02/20/2016
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FLO-03 PIENZA MONTEPULCIANO

Today your driver will pick you up directly at your accommodation and bring you through the lovely “Crete Senesi” on your way to Montepulciano.Situated in one of the most breathtaking areas of Tuscany, this interesting wine town is built entirely on volcanic rock and stands about 600 meters above sea level. Like many towns in Tuscany, Montepulciano has Etruscan origins, but the first document mentioning its name comes from the year 715 and calls Montepulciano Mons Politianus, that is Mount of the Nobles.

It seems probable that the town was therefore founded by a group of nobles perhaps from Chiusi who came here to escape invasions from Barbarians. Montepulciano is surrounded by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo in 1500 by orders of Cosimo I.

FLO-03 PIENZA MONTEPULCIANO
Duration: 8 Hours
Location: FLORENCE (Italy)

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1-3 500.00 €
4-5 550.00 €
6-8 600.00 € Group rates
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Today your driver will pick you up directly at your accommodation and take you through the lovely Crete Senesi on your way to Montepulciano. Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, this interesting wine town is built entirely on volcanic rock and stands about 600 meters above sea level. Like many towns in Tuscany, Montepulciano has Etruscan origins, but the first document mentioning its name comes from the year 715 and calls Montepulciano Mons Politianus, that is Mount of the Nobles. It seems probable that the town was therefore founded by a group of nobles perhaps from Chiusi who came here to escape barbarian invasions.

Montepulciano is surrounded by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo in 1500 by orders of Cosimo I. Today it is known for its very impressive Renaissance buildings, its beautiful churches and especially for its Vino Nobile(noble wine), one of the most distinguished of Italian wines in the world. The town developed on a steep hill between Porta al Prato and Piazza Grande and is criss-crossed by many short and narrow streets and alleys. There is plenty of sightseeing here and the cathedral is well worth a visit. Other buildings of interest are the Palazzo Comunale, the temple of the Madonna of San Biagio, and the church dedicated to Saint Augustine.

After visiting the sights of Montepulciano, your driver will give you some suggestions for places where you can try the local specialties accompanied by a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano!

Only a short car ride away and we reach the town of Pienza. The history of this charming Tuscan town is tied to that of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, one of the greatest humanist scholars and the future Pope Pius II, who turned it into a little jewel of the Renaissance. The streets are lined with all kinds of shops selling local crafts and regional specialties such as the delicious pecorino di Pienza and wines, and many shops are willing to give out some samples of their fare to taste.

Soon, arms laden with your purchases, you will find your way to your car for the ride home. Driving back to your hotel across green hills, clay fields, vineyards, and pasturelands, revel in the memory of the day coming to its end.

Highlights:

- Montepulciano
- Pienza
- Scenic countryside views
- Shopping
- Delightful local cuisine

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Important information

- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.

- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.

Inclusions

- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle with pick up and drop off at your hotel
- Flexible itinerary

Exclusions

- Lunch , wine and cheese tasting
- Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)

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