Florence to Siena and Pienza day tour

Experience Tuscany's Beating Heart with a Day Tour to Siena and the Val d'Orcia Wine Roads

Type: Shared (small group) tour
Duration: 9 hours
Availability: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

A tour through the beauty of the Val d'Orcia, Pienza, Siena and Monteriggioni

This is a wonderful tour from Florence that allows you to discover the more hidden regions of Tuscany and gives you a true appreciation of the Tuscan culture and lifestyle.

This tour will set off from Florence and head towards the Val d'Orcia, which is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscape featuring the unique soft rolling hills that are typical of Tuscany. This region is home to Pienza, a village that was famously rebuilt during the 1400s by Pope Pius II, a great humanist and poet, who contracted one of the best Renaissance architects to make his dream come true: building an "Ideal Renaissance City". Here, you will be treated to a guided tour of the Papal Palace, where you can see the priceless jewels.

The tour then continues to Siena, where you can walk along the 13th century streets and admire impressive palaces, churches and piazzas, whilst taking in the warmth expressed by Siena's old Latin motto "Cor magis tibi Sena pandit" (Siena opens her big heart to you). During the middle ages this was one of the most powerful banking cities in the world and it was an example of great civilization. Today, it features some of the most important works of art in Italy going back to the middle-age period.

On the way back to Florence you will stop by the beautiful mediaeval walled town of Monteriggioni, which due to its breath-taking beauty, was even mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the "Inferno" of The Divine Comedy!

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500 or Click here to send us an enquiry.

 

What's Included?

This day tour of the Val d'Orcia wine roads and Siena includes:

  • Transportation
  • Visit to Pienza, with tour of the Papal Palace (note that entry to Palazzo Piccolomini is 8 euro per person and should be paid directly at the palace)
  • Visit to Siena
  • Stop at Monteriggioni

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500 or Click here to send us an enquiry.