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Discovering the Val d'Orcia and the Terre di Siena

#Oltrelagara Tour & Experience

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Pienza: The Ideal City of The Renaissance

Pienza is considered the “Ideal City of the Renaissance”. It's known as the city of Pope Pius II, Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was born here in 1405. During the tour we will visit the cathedral, the Palazzo Piccolomini and we admire some breathtaking views of the Val d’Orcia. But Pienza is famous also for its particular cheese: “the pecorino di Pienza” made with sheep’s milk.

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Brunello Wine Lovers - Montalcino

Full day : three cellars + lunch ( transfer included)


The most exquisite Brunello of Montalcino is made 100% from Sangiovese grapes. So…is  this Brunello all the same? Not at all. The wines from this popular grape vary according to location,soil, climate, farming method, winemaker style. On this tour you will be chauffeured to three different wineries to taste and compare three different Brunellos. In the second winery you will enjoy a light lunch with tasting of fine wines.

A memorable wine tour experience learning about wine, styles, region, tradition and the story behind the bottle of truly passionate winemakers.

 

FOR INFO AND BOOKING:

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Olive oil tasting and  truffle hunting

Full day : tasting of extra virgin olive oil + truffle hunting + lunch ( transfer included)

Treat yourself to a delightful day in an organic Tuscan farm for an olive oil tasting experience as well as truffle hunting in the private forest of the farm.Back from the truffle experience you will be treated to a delicious homemade typical Tuscan lunch and truffle tasting.Lunch will also be the opportunity to discover and taste the variety of multi award winning olive oils produced by the farm.

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San Gimignano Walking Tour

San Gimignano is considered the "Manhattan" of the Middle Ages because of its wealth and towers : it had 72 towers at that time! During the tour we will discover a timeless world, walking along the Francigena road (inside the city walls) For those who wish we can go up to the fortress where we can admire the towers from above and find the Vernaccia museum, our local white wine. Possibility to visit the Collegiata (main church), which preserves very important frescoes all over the walls.

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Val d’Orcia Walking tour

During this tour we enjoy the beauty of one of the most famous Tuscan territories: the Val d’Orcia. It’s an ideal place to stop and experience the beauty of nature, architecture, food and wine. According to your request we can visit Montepulciano and Montalcino famous all over the world for their red wines such as The Brunello and the Nobile, San Quirico d’Orcia, nestled in the swirling hills with its famous “cipressi” (cypresses) and Bagno Vignoni, whose center has developed around a large pool from which thermal waters flow.

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Welcome

Colle Val d’Elsa the “City of The Crystal”

Colle Val d’Elsa is an important town in the heart of Tuscany and since the XIX century. It has been a very important center for crystals. During the tour we will discover the oldest part of the Town “Colle Alta”, with its churches, narrow and vaulted paths, and towers, as the “casa-torre” of the famous architect Arnolfo di Cambio. The tour will end with the visit to an artisanal factory where the crystal is produced and where we can meet a “maestro vetraio” who will show the different phases of the lavoration of the crystal.

 

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Discover Siena and enjoy an aperitif overlooking Piazza del Campo

A guided tour to experience the magical atmosphere of Siena: visit the historic center and its main monuments (beautiful Gothic Cathedral, Palazzo Salimbeni, headquarters of Monte dei Paschi Bank, Palazzo Tolomei and Palazzo Chigi Saracini, seat of the famous Chigiana Music Academy) . Discover the origins, traditions and most significant places of Siena, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasty aperitif (salty and sweet) in an exclusive location with a stunning beautiful view over the Piazza and take great photos from a very special point of view!

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Siena Walking Tour
Stroll around the medieval city of Siena and discover the beauty of our buildings, our traditions and culture through the eyes of a local. We will admire Piazza del Campo, where twice a year the Palio (horse race) is organized and the Cathedral square where you can continue the tour inside the Cathedral famous for its floor, entirely covered with marble inlays, and artworks by Michelangelo, Donatello, Bernini. If you are more interested in the Contrade tradition and the Palio, we can visit a museum of a Contrada where you can experience what it means to be a member of a Contrada. Possible to visit the City hall (Palazzo Pubblico), the ancient hospital Santa Maria della Scala, the Pinacoteca (National Art Gallery) and the whole complex of the Cathedral (cathedral, baptistery, crypt, panorama view, cathedral museum).

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Family Tour

Barbara Latini, tour guide and author of the children's guidebook “Explore and discover Siena for children”, will accompany the whole family on a fun tour to explore the city. Walking through the streets of Siena, we will observe different monuments trying to discover many curiosities about the city of the Palio. You will finish the tour in an exclusive location with a stunning beautiful view over the Piazza del Campo to take great photos from a very special point of view.

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Kids Club

At Siena Experience Italian Hub we have set a special space for your kids: a large room equipped with many games and materials related to the history and culture of Siena and its traditions, where kids can play with professional nannies English speaking. Kids will be able to play many different games according to their age. Several daily activities are proposed that can be agreed with families in order to have fun with the kids, playing in small groups and creating specific activities depending on their age. According to the number of the kids and the different ages, we suggest the right number of nannies. Our nannies are specialized in childcare with newborns and older kids. Possibility to have nannies at private locations (hotel, villas…).

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Italian Lab

It is possible to attend different levels of Italian Language classes along with qualified Italian teachers :

  • Classes led by Italian teachers at Siena Experience Italian Hub.
              

  • Classes led by Italian teachers at private locations (hotels, villas…)         
     


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Urban Trekking

An urban tour among the lesser-known places and monuments of the historic center, discovering characters and stories hidden among the city streets. The itineraries are organized according to length and difficulty to suit both skilled and less experienced hikers. You will finish the tour in an exclusive location with a stunning beautiful view over the Piazza del Campo to take great photos from a very special point of view.

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BRUNELLO WINE LOVERS

The most exquisite Brunello of Montalcino is made 100% from Sangiovese grapes. So…is  this Brunello all the same? Not at all. The wines from this popular grape vary according to location,soil, climate, farming method, winemaker style.

On this tour you will be chauffeured to three different wineries to taste and compare three different Brunellos. In the second winery you will enjoy a light lunch with tasting of fine wines.

A memorable wine tour experience learning about wine, styles, region, tradition and the story behind the bottle of truly passionate winemakers.

 

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

- 10:00am Pick up from your accommodation

- 10:30am Visit and wine tasting in the first winery

- 12:30pm Visit, wine tasting and light lunch in the second winery

- 3:30pm  Visit and wine tasting in the third winery

- 5:30pm back to your accommodation

 

 

What mood are you in?

  • Classic:  you will sample the classic Brunellos of the cellars visited. Occasionally, you may join a little group of max 6 people for your tastings

  • Superior: you will sample the top-notch Brunellos of the cellars visited. All tastings will be private.

 

Included in your tour: Classic and Superior tours include door-to-door chauffeured return transportation, winery tours, wine tastings and lunch

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OIL AND TRUFFLE

Treat yourself to a delightful day in an organic Tuscan farm for an olive oil tasting experience as well as truffle hunting in the private forest of the farm. Begin your tour by being chauffeured to the farm. Here you will be welcomed by the owners who will take you on a wonderful tour of the farm and the olive groves counting some 6000 olive trees. Next, you will go on a walk through the farm’s forest hunting for ”the diamond of the kitchen”.

Back from the truffle experience you will be treated to a delicious homemade typical Tuscan lunch. If you have been a lucky hunter, this will include at least one truffle based dish. Lunch will also be the opportunity to discover and taste the variety of multi award winning olive oils produced by the farm

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • 10:00am pick up from your accommodation

  • 10:40am farm and olive grove tour

  • 11:40am truffle hunting

  • 01:00pm lunch and oil tasting

  • 04:00pm back at your accommodation

 

Included in your tour: private driving service, oil tasting, truffle hunting, lunch

FOR INFO AND BOOKING:

info@amiataviaggi.com

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