Spend a day in the true heart of Tuscany, visit medieval villages of incomparable charm and discover the ancient traditional production of wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat renowned and appreciated all over the world. Explore the beautiful territory that nature and man have shared for centuries in an unbeatable balance.
Enjoy the journey through the old vineyards and olive groves that characterize the splendid hills of the Chianti territory and reach Greve. You will enjoy the charm of its historic square flanked by open galleries and wander around the characteristic handicraft shops selling typical Chianti products. The experience continues with a stop in Castellina, a picturesque ancient hamlet perched on a hill, where you'll visit a suggestive historical winery. Just outside the village, in one of the most famous vineyards of the area, you will be guided through a tasting of different Chianti wines, extra-virgin olive oil on Tuscan bread, vin santo with locally produced "cantuccini" and lavender honey.
As you proceed along a panoramic road, admire the picturesque village of Monteriggioni, a small medieval jewel still surrounded by its ancient walls. Further on, come across the unmistakable clay landscape of the Crete Senesi, a hilly desert territory that rouses unforgettable feelings. Continuing on, you'll reach an area that contrasts incredibly with the Crete, which is immersed in the green Val d'Orcia (a UNESCO heritage site) in a harmonious hilly landscape dotted with cypresses and interrupted by castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin and farms all along the famous Via Francigena route.
Here, you'll reach a typical farm, where you will be served a guided tasting of the renowned Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello and other superb Tuscan wines together with a lunch based on a large selection of local products and a delicious homemade fruit pie as a dessert. All this is followed by a visit to the cellars and some free time to enjoy the nature around you.
Later on, stop in the medieval village of Montalcino with its characteristic boundary walls enriched with towers and the imposing fourteenth-century fortress that offers one of the most beautiful views of Val d’Orcia. Along Montalcino narrow streets you'll find dozens of wineries and handicraft shops selling local products. Finally, you'll reach Montepulciano, which is enclosed by fortified walls and perched on a hill 600 meters above sea level between Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana. The town is renowned for its Noble Wine obtained from the surrounding vineyards.