Explore the medieval walled town of Montepulciano with Tuscan views so stunning they made it into the Twilight saga. Wander the winding streets before touring underground cellars and sampling fresh pecorino and local wines during a traditional, homemade lunch. Then, head to the hills of Montalcino to see exactly how the wine is made. Stroll the vineyards, visit the storage room filled with hundreds of barrels of aged wine, and watch as the bottles get corked! Enjoy a second tasting of Chianti’s best wines while the sun sets over the rolling hills behind you. Get back to Rome in time to enjoy another perfect night out!
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The trip departs Rome from the Roma Termini train station. The meeting point is in front of the Nike Store. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Tuscany is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, and DVD.
We will begin our day under the Tuscan sun in the medieval, hilltop village of Montepulciano. Once we arrive, we will have time to explore the town and take in the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside, known for the Sangiovese grape. You will have time to explore the beautiful Piazza Grande before heading to a local family run winery, Winery Gattavecchi. There we will have a wine tasting of many local wines such as the Rosso di Montepulciano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Pair your 3 wines with a light lunch consisting of: charcuterie, local cheese, Tuscan bread with house made olive oil, Pici pasta, biscotti, and dessert wine. We will then depart Gattavecchi for Montalcino.
One of the major wine regions of Tuscany, Montalcino boasts some of the world’s most exquisite grapes. Once we arrive in Montalcino, we will embark on our included wine tasting and vineyard tour. Afterwards, you will have time to sample more wine, and browse the vineyard’s wine collection for souvenirs to bring home.
We will depart from Montalcino and arrive back to Rome early in the evening.