Duration: 8/10 hours
Erected on the edge of a hill in the Southern part of Tuscany, Montepulciano is a medieval village of rare beauty which deserves to be visited! You will enjoy its Renaissance palaces, gorgeous squares and romantic hidden streets. From Montepulciano you can get a nice and infinite view over the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.
Moreover thanks to its strategic position, this village is the perfect place for a small trip over the weekend to discover this beautiful part of Tuscany. An area that offers a huge variety of churches and historical palaces to visit such as:
Piazza Grande – If you are a film lover this square will be familiar for you! It’s the scenario of the famous movie New Moon of the Twilight saga. Despite of this, Piazza Grande is the main site of the village as well as the historical and civic heart of Montepulciano.
Palazzo Comunale – Planned by Michelozzo, this palace is very similar to Palazzo Vecchio in Florence for its architecture and style of the facade.
Palazzo Nobili -Tarugi – Dating back to the beginning of XVI century, this palace fully covered in travertine, is not open to the public but it’s one of the beautiful sites of Montepulciano.
Duomo di Montepulciano – Situated in one of the sides of Piazza Grande. Very particular is the use of the bricks and the lack of it on a part of the facade: it seems that after having built so many buildings, the city had run out of money.
Chiesa di San Biagio – This church is one of the masterpieces of the architecture of the Renaissance.
Pienza is one of one of the most beautiful and interesting destination of Tuscany. With a lot of places to visit such as Palazzo Piccolomini, the summery residence of the Pope II, the square Pio II and the Duomo, this village has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
A special attraction is the walk on the walls that surrounds the city: a fascinating journey where the gaze turns to the beautiful adjacent views.
Tours Castiglione del Lago
The village is fully surrounded by its medieval walls rise on a small promontory which goes over the Trasimeno Lake like a river.
The town is dominated by the medieval fortress with its Mastio that rises 30 metres high, and by the Palazzo Ducale of the early 1500, entirely covered by frescoes. For this characteristic this building takes the name of Rocca di Castiglione del Lago.
Once you are in Castiglione del Lago you can enjoy a tour by ferry to Isola Polvese, a very close site that deserves to be visited for its historical monuments.
In addition to a thick grove of oaks and Roverelle, in Isola Polvese is very interesting to see the ruins of the Monastero di San Secondo Olivetano (X – XIV century), the Castello Medievale (XIV century) and the lovely Chiesa di San Giuliano (XI century).
Available: all year round: rain or shine
Included in the excursion:
Air conditioning luxury MPV or car
Expert and English speaking driver (other languages are available on request: French and German)
The payment for local taxes, gasoline, parking and motorway fees
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