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Montalcino and Pienza

Montalcino and Pienza

Montalcino is known for the world famous ‘Brunello’– We will introduce you to some award winning wines at one of our favorite wineries.

You will encounter the beautiful Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo which is more than one thousand years old and is currently managed by a small Benedectine congregation, known for their Gregorian Chanting.

If we are lucky we may even listen to their musical chants which date back to the middle ages. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local Trattoria after which we will drive down the Orcia Valley, to our next destination, Pienza!

The village of Pienza is located high on one of Tuscany’s hillsides and was formerly known as Corsignano until in the late 1400’s.

Named after Pope Pius II, a fine humanist, who hired the best architects of the time to give birth to buildings and piazzas where symmetry and proportions are so natural.

Pienza is considered the perfect Renaissance city and the views arriving here and leaving are unforgettable.

For cheese lovers you should taste the Pecorino cheese, aged in beautiful clay pots and wrapped in bay leaves, a specialty of Pienza!

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