Countryside tours in tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino or Nobile di Montepulciano wine tasting
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Crete Senesi - Scenic Tuscany


The south-east area of Siena called by Dante in his Divine commedy "the desert of Accona" is an authentic dream.

The seasons and the crops in this unique part of the siennese countryside create a palette of ever changing colours where some dome-shaped erosions "biancane" and some sharp, iceberg-shaped ones named "calanchi" will reaveal what this area was millions years ago....  


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A charming area where still unique but living small hamlets are spread all around and where the locals are very passionate about their traditions and typical products such as the artichokes from Chiusure,the pricey black and white truffles from San Giovanni d'Asso and the pecorino cheese done on a small production base by local farmers you might taste in a very informal way: as a pic nic style lunch under a tree's shadow.


If it is true that the artists have been influenced by the every day life and settings, Sodoma and Signorelli's frescoes masterpiece of the siennese Renaissance wil demonstrate that in the Abbey of Monteuliveto Maggiore.

This tour is highly suggested to those who love the views, the small villages and hilltop towns, abbeys, the movie settings and off the beaten paths destinations in general who are not too much interested in wine tasting.

Upon request a Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting can be added as well as cheeses tasting and organic products tasting can be part of this tour.


HIGHLIGHTS - CRETE SENESI SCENIC TUSCANY TOUR

FULL DAY TOURS - 9/10 HRS-
PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR LODGING
SCENIC DRIVES- PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
VISIT AT A UNIQUE MONASTERY
TUSCAN MEAL 
VISIT AT A SMALL WALLED TOWN
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ALTERNATIVELY ONE VILLAGE, MONTALCINO & BRUNELLO WINE TASTING

90 EUROS PER PERSON - ONLY LUNCH EXTRA
GROUP DISCOUNTS
JOINABLE TOUR OR PRIVATE TOUR AVAILABLE

(FOR THE JOINABLE TOUR MIN. 4 PARTICIPANTS)



DETAILED ITINERARY - CRETE SENESI TOUR -  MONTALCINO

Meeting at your hotel in Florence or Siena at around 8:30/ 9:00 in the morning

Siena is the best recommended home base to visit this southern-east part of Tuscany if you prefer to avoid a longer driving part from Florence. So pick up time will depend on your home base.

The Crete senesi tour is a customizable tuscany tour according to your main interests, so  we can be focused on the landscape, scenic roads where to stop to take pictures, but also we can include some wine tastings, or cheese tastings and so on.

We will reach firstly an amazing monastery where you will be able to appreciate the best early Renaissance frescoes from siennese painters.

After we will have lunch at a typical tuscan trattoria to sample a typical tuscan countryside food or upon request a boutique winery visit with food & wine pairing based on Brunello wines with the possibility to buy wines at amazingly convenient prices and have them shipped home.

Hilltop towns will be visited to appreciate the architecture, the medieval history and of course stunning views.

At around 5/ 5.30 pm we will be ready to happily drive back home.

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