- 9:00 Departure from Florence or your location
- 11:00 Visit and wine tasting in Poderi Boscarelli
- 12:00 Short guided visit to the town center and the monumental cellars of Contucci.
- 13:00 Lunch with local wines at restaurant Diva e Macedo
- 16:00 Visit the Poliziano for wine tasting
- 17:00 Visit the village of Pienza
Day trip (09:00-18:00) includes: private air-conditioned minivan, guide in your language (English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese), and lunch and wine tasting.
Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations at least 15 days before the tour; 50% refund from 14 to 2 days before the tour; no refund for further cancellations and no shows.
Montepulciano and the Nobile | Weekend in Italy
Discover the world-famous Montepulciano vineyards south-east of Florence - join us for a memorable day tour!
The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the oldest wines of Italy. The farmland and vineyards are known to exist as early as 789 A.D. and wine was already being exported from Montepulciano in 1350. The poet Francesco Redi dedicated an entire poem to the praise of ”the king of wines.”
While the name “Nobile de Montepulciano” was invented in the 1930s by one Adamo Fanetti, it is thanks to the dedicated work of generations of winemakers that the Montepulciano has formed an essential part of the landscape of Tuscan wines for centuries.
The Sangiovese, here called “prugnolo gentile”, is combined with the “canaiolo nero” grape to produce a masterpiece, the Nobile di Montepulciano.
Your day tour in discovery of the secrets of the Nobile di Montepulciano includes wine cellar visits to several award-winning estates, wine tastings, and lunch at a typical Tuscan trattoria in Montepulciano's historic center. Your excursion concludes with a visit to the early Renaissance jewel, Pope Pius II’s ambitious humanist project for the ideal city, Pienza.
9:00am Departure from Florence or your location
11:00 Visit of the estate Poderi Boscarelli, wine tasting
12:00 noon Short guided visit of the town center of Montepulciano and of the monumental cellars of the Cantina Contucci.
1:00pm Lunch with local wines at the restaurant Diva e Macedo
4:00pm Visit of the Poliziano winery for wine tasting
5:00pm Visit of the town of Pienza
100% refund for cancellations at least 15 days before the tour 50% refund from 14 to 2 days before the tour No refund for further cancellations and no-shows
Full: 790, Fare applied whenever no reduction may be applied