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Guided Day Trip: Tuscany from Rome including Brunello Wine Tasting & Gourmet Lunch

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12 h.

Journey into the heart of Tuscany on a guided day trip from Rome to discover the UNESCO designated World Cultural Heritage landscape. Discover the Renaissance ideals which flow through the streets of the hillside towns, reflect in St. Biagio's Church, take a seat at farmhouses tables set for lunch and taste what many consider to be the best wine in the world - Brunello di Montalcino.

  • Explore the wine region of Montalcino, the Church of St. Biagio, and the hilltop streets of Montepulciano and Pienza.
  • Hear the stories of Montepulciano from an expert English-speaking local guide.
  • Pair the world-famous Brunello wine with a 3-course meal.
  • Sit back in your private climate-controlled coach as you glide through Tuscany.
  • Discover the culture and history of Tuscany from your accompanying tour leader.

The Best of Tuscany in a Day Trip from Rome

What's Included

  • Traditional lunch and wine tasting at an authentic Tuscan farm
  • Tour leader providing expert commentary throughout the day
  • Local expert guide in Montepulciano with groups of 25 people max
  • Visit to St. Biagio's Church and the hill town of Pienza, with time to shop
  • Round-trip transportation by private air-conditioned coach
  • Dedicated audio headsets so you don’t miss a word
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Montepulciano
  • Piazza Grande and Duomo
  • Torre di Pulcinella
  • Etruscan wells/Medieval wine cellars carved out under the city
  • St. Biagio's Church
  • Typical Tuscan vineyard
  • Pienza

Explore Montepulciano on foot

You'll depart Rome in a relaxing climate-controlled bus to a region settled by a people older than the Romans - the Etruscans. Once you arrive in car-free Montepulciano, a local guide will show you authentic wine cellars, elegant squares and streets used in the Netflix show – Medici: Masters of Florence.

Feel the peace and serenity of St. Biagio's Church

Your coach will take you to S. Biagio, the picturesque temple that rests below the town, right at the point where the Val D’Orcia fades into the Val di Chiana, in the middle of the Tuscan hills. The classic-styled church, with its travertine façade that shines in the sun light, is a 16th-century Renaissance masterpiece with exquisite decorations inside.

Traditional Tuscan lunch

Close to the church is the vineyard where you will lunch on local produce. Your 3-course lunch will be paired with a wine tasting of the legendary Brunello di Montalcino wine, one of the first wines to receive DOCG designation.

Discover Pienza – the Renaissance city

You can buy wine from the farmhouse or from one of the artisan shops in Pienza where you have more free time. This UNESCO World Heritage village was rebuilt in the 15th century by Pope Pius as an antidote to Rome. It acted as the inspiration for the harmonious planning of the Renaissance ever after. Pienza is also home to one of the oldest known cheeses in the world – Pecorino di Pienza, which is impossible to replicate anywhere else. Whether it is food, wine, architecture or sublime views over the unrolling blanket of farmland, Pienza is the ideal contrast to Rome.

If you would like to discover more of Italy, check out more of our selected day trips from Rome.

Important Notes

Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present valid ID and certification proving that you have either:

  • Been vaccinated with an EMA or AIFA approved vaccine (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna);
  • Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
  • Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;

The certification will only be accepted if issued by an approved issuing body of the following countries: EU, Schengen Zone, Canada, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, and the USA, in either digital or paper format. They must be presented in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. For more information, please refer to the following website:

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