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.
South of Siena Montalcino is a charming medieval village. Surrounded by mighty walls and an ancient castle that dominates the valley, Montalcino is a beautiful historic city immersed in the beautiful landscape of Val’Orcia and renowned throughout the world for the extraordinary production of the precious Brunello di Montalcino wine.
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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