Setting off early by van we'll climb through vineyard adorned hills and enter Tuscany. The first stop is Montepulciano where we'll walk the town and visit winery cellars housed in caves originally carved out by the ancient Etruscans. A fine selection selection of local cheeses, salumi and bread will accompany our tasting of famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines. For lunch we'll stop in picture-perfect Pienza, a masterpiece of 15th century design and the gateway to Val d'Orcia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Val d'Orcia has some of the most iconic scenery on the planet. Celebrated by artists of the Renaissance, Val d'Orcia continues to attract painters and photographers to this day. To stretch our legs after lunch we'll do a gentle Tuscan hill walk and wrap up the day at Bagno Vignoni. Before a classic Tuscan meal on the town square there will be time enjoy a soak in the town's natural hot springs that have attracted visitors since Roman times.
Overnight: La Locanda del Loggiato
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner