Tuscany is a land of rare beauty, good food and excellent wine, this is a security. What is certain is that in this land there are particularly enchanting places that undoubtedly deserve a visit as history, nature and food and wine tradition are intertwined in a perfect union. This is the case of Pienza, fully considered one of the jewels of the Val d'Orcia and of the whole region.
To spend a pleasant day walking around the center of this delightful town, not declared by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site" and, at the same time, satisfy your taste buds thanks to the taste of fine wines and products of great quality such as, for example, the renowned pecorino di Pienza, you should take advantage of the "Brunello Tour and visit to Pienza"Tailored for you by Enjoychianti.
An expert guide will lead you to the discovery of a fascinating territory like that of Val d'Orcia, one of the most beautiful and famous areas of Tuscany. Among medieval villages, abbeys and castles immersed in a unique landscape of rolling hills where cultivated fields, vineyards and olive groves alternate, you will reach a cellar historical of Montalcino, ancient village surrounded by greenery, surrounded by walls and dominated by an ancient castle.
Here you can taste the Brunello di Montalcino, without a doubt a DOCG wine of great value, a red wine of a character produced in purity from Sangiovese grapes. So you can enjoy its intense and persistent scent and recognize the scents of undergrowth, aromatic wood, small fruits, light vanilla and composite jam that characterize it.
The tour organized by Enjoychianti then proceeds to a historical one cellar of Montepulciano, another Tuscan gem known, as well as for a breathtaking beauty, for the red 'nectar' Nobile di Montepulciano, the first wine in Italy to be able to boast the ties of the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (DOCG) and ranked among the most prestigious wines in Italy and in the world.
Here in addition to tasting the wine you can enjoy a pleasant light lunch based on typical products among which the pecorino di Pienza.
In the afternoon after lunch the tour moves to Pienza, an enchanting village also known as the "ideal" city of the Renaissance, creation of the great humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who later became Pope Pius II who entrusted the reconstruction work to the architect Bernardo Rossellino who in just four years made it an example in Italy of harmonious architecture.
In Pienza you can stroll undisturbed through the alleys of the historic center, admire the beautiful Piazza Pio II and the majestic palaces in honey-colored travertine. On one side of the square, facing the beautiful Piccolomini palace, the papal residence, you will find the splendid "well of dogs"Which makes the square even more fascinating.
Il Cathedral or Cathedral of the Assumption it hosts important and remarkable paintings by the most renowned artists of the time, while the octagonal bell tower rises above the ancient crypt. Among the church's works are preserved some altarpieces, made by Sienese painters of the Quatocento as Giovanni di Paolo, Matteo di Giovanni, Lorenzo di Pietro called il Vecchietta and Sano di Pietro.
Pienza is also rich in shops typical handicrafts and of workshops that sell the famous cheese, very tasty and more or less seasoned, made with sheep's milk, a truly unmissable product.
- Exclusive tour of around 8 hours
- English speaking driver