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A la découverte des trois joyaux du Val d'Orcia dans le sud de la Toscane

 

After spending several days in Florence, a day or two in the countryside is a perfect choice to keep enjoying your trip while having someone take care of you so you can experience the colors, flavors and culture of everyday life. Countryside tours are full day.

Some tours are wine oriented, others are architecture and archeology oriented and some are an “intense” combination of both!

Each tour is structured in order to spend a full day rich in views, details, stories along with technical knowledge about wine, olive oil, cheese making, arts and crafts as well as history.

Monticchiello est un minuscule hameau médiéval situé au sommet de l'une des nombreuses collines de Toscane. L'histoire de ce lieu remonte à des siècles, mais rien ne semble avoir changé ici avec l'avènement de la modernité. Bien sûr, la technologie a atteint Monticchiello, mais seulement à l'intérieur des anciennes maisons de ses habitants. C'est pourquoi, pour l'œil du touriste, Monticchiello semble encore être un endroit qui a en quelque sorte échappé aux changements du temps

Perché sur une colline, Montepulciano surplombe la belle vallée de Chiana et le lac Trasimène. En te promenant dans ses rues sinueuses, tu peux être agréablement submergé par les nombreux palais du XVIe siècle, les églises et son glorieux passé étrusque. Son cœur est la Piazza Grande, au sommet de la colline, ancienne acropole aujourd'hui encadrée par les monuments les plus significatifs et les plus remarquables, comme l'impressionnante cathédrale.

Un grand vin rouge vieillit dans les nombreuses caves de la ville, l'exceptionnel Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, dont les origines remontent au 14ème siècle.

Pienza a jewel in Val d’Orcia , ideal Renaissance city planned in the 1400’s by the Pope Pius II, today well known also for the pecorino cheese (sheep’s milk cheese) that can be tasted in one of the shops along the main street. From here our walk follows a panoramic road, dotted with cypress trees, the sentinels of the Val d’Orcia.

Val d'Orcia – Medieval castles, sunny rolling hills, isolated hilltop towns, charming farmhouses and isolated rural homes, avenues of cypresses, rows of vineyards, olive groves, and golden wheat fields are just some of the elements of the fantastic and harmonious landscapes of Valdorcia!

Crossed by the Orcia river, from which the valley derives its name, this wonderful region in southern Tuscany stretches alongthe provinces of Siena and Grosseto. The area is now protected as a natural and cultural park, and it has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2004. Beautiful nature is the actual absolute protagonist in Valdorcia, with many different colors according to the season.

Val d’Orcia is famed for its beautiful countryside and quintessential medieval towns, it comes as no surprise that it has been used as the backdrop for many movies, both Italian and international, from the Technicolor movies of the fifties to the more recent films such as The English Patient, The Gladiator and Life is Beautiful that have received international acclaim…

La ville médiévale de Montalcinoest un véritable paradis pour les Les connaisseurs et les amateurs de vin. Famous above all for its wine, the exclusive Brunello di Montalcino, the town is a popular tourist attraction in Val d’Orcia. But also the charming old town, which is situated on a hill of about 500 meters high, is absolutely worth seeing. Here you can expect a lot of historical charm and wonderful alleys with countless wine taverns and restaurants that provide culinary highlights. Also worth seeing is the forteresse de Montalcino de 1361 avec une vue fantastique sur la vieille ville, mais surtout ne manque pas l'abbaye de Sant'Antimo à quelques kilomètres du village.

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