Arrive in the medieval walled town of Montepulciano with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Transfer from Chuisi train station included.
Day 2 Montepulciano – Pienza (15 km)
Walk to UNESCO World Heritage Pienza, a Renaissance jewel.
Day 3 Pienza to Bagno Vignoni (14kms)
Walk classic Tuscan countryside to Bagno Vignoni, famous for its Roman and Renaissance thermal baths. Late afternoon cooking class in a local farmhouse to create a typical Italian four-course dinner, paired with local wine – enjoy your efforts!
Day 4 Bagno Vignoni – Sant. Antimo (15 kms)
Discover the charming Benedictine Monastery of Sant'Antimo, an example of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany. You may hear the Gregorian chants of the monks who live there. Transfer to the hilltop town of Montalcino, famous for the Brunello wine and dominated by its imposing rocca (fort).
Day 5 Montalcino to Buonconvento (18kms)
Walk through Brunello vineyards to enter the Crete landscape of Siena. Stay in a lovely agriturismo.
Day 6 Buonconvento to Monte Oliveto Maggiore (13 kms)
Transfer to the monastery at Monte Oliveto Maggiore, an impressive abbey built of red brick then walk back to Buonconvento. Afternoon transfer to Siena.
Day 7 Siena
This morning attend a cooking class at a culinary school with pickup from the centre of Siena. Enjoy your four-course creation with a wine or two!
This morning enjoy a walking tour of one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities including the main square, Il Campo, scene of the annual Palio horse race. Arrangements end after the walking tour in Siena.
Moderate walking on tracks and quiet roads with some hilly terrain.
Breakfast daily, 2 dinners.
Please note pricing is per person in Euros.
Double / Twin Share: €1325
Single Supplement: €145
Note: Cost without cooking classes €1110
Start any day 01 April- 24 October 2020. Siena Cooking Classes operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday only (01 May - 15 Nov)
The quintessential Tuscan scenery between Montepulciano and Siena is what dreams are made of. Stay in Medieval walled towns and taste the famous vintages of the area – Chianti and the rich, red, world renowned Brunello wines.
Follow pleasant trails in a countryside that is a patchwork of vineyards, olive groves, ancient forests and fields of wheat and barley – the wellspring of ingredients for delicious Tuscan meals!