Cooltours® - Montepulciano & Pienza

Valdorcia landscape

Montepulciano

Pienza

Most likely your day will start with a pick up at your lodging between 8:30 or 9:00 am depending on your home base.

Enjoy a walk through Montepulciano, the most beautiful medieval and renaissance hilltop town of the area where movies like "Twilight" and the tv series "The Medicis" have been filmed just to mention a few.

This walled town is full of natural balconies from where to enjoy amazing views and take great pics but also lots of wineries for those interested in sipping a glass of the local Nobile di Montepulciano.

A cool stop will be in the hamlet of Bagno Vignoni where the square is a natural water spring once used by the Medici family as well as Saint Catherine da Siena to recover their bodies and their souls.

Overlooking Rocca d'Orcia, some ruins of an old roman bath where you can put your feet also in winter time because of the high water temperature.

All around the square local restaurants, trattorias serve local food like Chianina beef and wine like Rosso d'Orcia doc absolutely to try once there.

Your day has to be topped by a visit to Pienza considered the ideal renaissance town built under the Pope Pius II.

Pienza is famous for its architecture but also for the best cheese production of Tuscany, as a matter of fact the DOP Pecorino cheese (sheep-milk cheese) can be produced only in this specific tuscan region with the local milk and among cheese producers, some of them make their own product with raw milk and they will be happy to welcome you in their farms for a farm to table meal.

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