Pienza and Montepulciano: Artisan Cheeses and Red Wines

If you're a cheese and wine person, this tour is just for you. Visit an organic cheese farm (animals and all) in the Tuscan countryside and tour historic wine cellars in Montepulciano. Get properly introduced to artisanal cheese making facilities, enjoy a several course cheese flight, wine pairings all on a scenic estate miles away from the rumbles of city life. We'll visit the town of Pienza- a UNESCO site that is one of the greatest representations of humanist architecture! Pienza was designed to be a sort of utopia, and you'll see why when you witness its stunning scenery. This day is complete with a visit to a winery in Montepulciano where you will learn and taste exceptional red wines of the area: Vino Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano.


Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Friendly, knowledgeable English/Italian bilingual tour leader

  • Tour a working cheese farm and conclude with a scenic lunch onsite

  • Brief Stroll though the scenic town of Pienza

  • Wine Tasting at either a historic cellar in Monetpulciano town or at a vineyard estate in the countryside

  • Round-trip transfer in/out Florence

  • Lunch includes cheese flight with wine tasting

  • Visit cheese aging rooms and production facilities (hanging with the animals optional)

  • Understand the history behind pecorino (sheep) cheese production in Tuscany

  • Guided wine cellars tour and tasting of Montepulciano wines

  • Assistance with purchase and shipping


Start time: 9:00am Days: Daily Duration: 8/9hours Inclusions: Escorted transport in comfortable climate controlled vehicle, cheese farm tour with bilingual guides, wine tasting in Montepulciano wine country, artisan cheese tasting, cellar tours, lunch booking (cost of lunch included only for group tours), stops in nearby villages and personable, bilingual guide/leader. Group Tour Cost: 190eu per person group rate (max 6 people) Private Tour Cost: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request.  Not included: Travel insurance, extra hours, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance. Optional add-ons for Private Tours: visit of Montepulciano for scenic strolls & sightseeing , lunch booking at rustic trattoria in Montepulciano town.  

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