Tour from San Gimignano to Val d’orcia
Tour From San Gimignano to Val d’orcia
TOUR FROM SAN GIMIGNANO TO VAL D’ORCIA: Meet your local tour leader and travel by private 8-seater mini-van through the beautiful Tuscan countryside that has been seen on the cinema screen for generations.
Learn about the Italian way of life, customs, cuisines and local quirks from your guide before reaching the first stop of the day. SIENA is the medieval city that was the backdrop for the famous films Letters to Julliet and Steal the beauty. Prepare to be amazed by Siena, a city full of charm, of narrow alleys with local artisans and medieval squares made in red bricks. A stop at the gothic Siena Cathedral will be a must before continuing your journey to your next destination.
From here we head towards the famous MONTEPULCIANO, where the vampires converge in the film New Moon of the Twilight Saga. The beautiful walled city is also home to Montepulciano DOCG WINE, making it the perfect opportunity for a tasting of wine and other local produce in an ancient 14th-century underground cellar. You will have the opportunity to purchase products for a perfect gift or to be sent home. Your guide will provide you with a local overview, information about specific scenes and other films set in each location, as well as free time to explore the other attractions the cities have to offer at your leisure.
Just 10 minutes by car from Montepulciano we will find our local restaurant, set in a splendid position overlooking the Tuscan hills and producer of the famous Montepulciano DOCG wine. Here we will enjoy our LIGHT LUNCH with local Tuscan products and wine tasting.
After lunch you will head to CORTONA, the lush hill town known for its olive groves and made famous by Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun. In Cortona you will have free time to explore the narrow streets, craft shops and other landmarks seen in the film adaptation of the Frances Mayes novel. Who knows, maybe your Italian romance will develop!
We will return to San Gimignano at approximately 19:00.