CORTONA & MONTEPULCIANO TOUR
Relive the Medieval Era (10 hours)
Depart from Florence and we also offer a personal service of “door to door”.
Travel to Cortona a walled Etruscan town, well worth visiting not only for its beauty as it is majestically perched on the top of a hill with superb views but also for its history.
We will drive to the top of the village and I will point out some interesting facts and then you will have 1 hour free time to explore. Afterwards we will have a look at the “Bramasole” house situated just outside Cortona where the famous film and book “ Under the Tuscan Sun “ written by Frances Mayes was filmed. We will also visit the Eremo delle Celle fonded by San Francesco of Assisi and where he used to pray.
From Cortona we will continue our tour for another 45 mins to the medieval village of Montepulciano, famous for it’s wines. We can either make a stop for lunch on the way or have lunch in Montepulciano. Free time to explore the town (1 hr), followed by wine-tasting in a famous winery or combine lunch and wine-tasting together.
You will taste the Nobile di Montepulciano and other good wines.
Transport – comfortable 7 seater V Class Mercedes minivan with air conditioning and English speaking driver. Wine tasting €10-15, 15/20 Euro wine-tasting and light lunch or wine-tasting with lunch €30-40 per person. Outward and return journey 2 hrs.