Tuscany - Chianti Tour - Self Drive
Individual Tours - Siena - San Gimignano-
Montepuciano - Pienza- Motalcino
5 days/4 nights
DAY 01: Arrival
Arrive at Rome or Florence Airport, pick
your car up and depart to your Hotel Borgo near Siena. Free time and
typical traditional dinner in the Borgo to start delighting with local
DAY 02: Siena & San Gimignano
morning we suggest to visit Siena to take a walk in the main streets,
squares and buildings hosting ancient houses of a medieval noble families.
Visit the main square Piazza del Camp, considered one of the most beautiful
of Europe, commanded by the Cathedral, one of the most important examples of
Gothic architecture of Tuscany. Dont miss to sample some delicious
traditional desserts like the Panforte in one of the many famous pastry
shops in town.
In the afternoon visit on your own San Gimignano. This
tiny walled town is located on a hill-top, intact through the centuries and
famous for its numerous tall towers, frescoes and other valuable works of
art. Moreover, you will be able to watch how skilled craftsmen produce
handmade objects according to a long standing tradition of excellence.
On the way to San Gimignano along the ancient Via Francigena you will have a
wine tasting in a wonderful winery in San Gimignano , a unique experience
that will make unforgettable your trip in Italy. Different types of wines
will be served with knowledge, charme and typical Tuscan sympathy, and
explained through the passion, the energy and contagious enthusiasm.
DAY 03: Montepulciano & Pienza
In the morning depart
for Montepulciano, one of the most characteristic and intact medieval
cities. Visit a typical winery where you will have a wine tasting and then
explore the wonderful town centre of the town full of elegant Renaissance
palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners.
afternoon continue with a visit to Pienza, the perfect example of a
renaissance city and stop for a pecorino tasting at a local producers shop.
DAY 04 : Montalcino
Morning departure for
Montalcino, famous for its Brunello, one of the best wines in the world.
Stop in a characteristic Enoteca where you will have a Brunello wine tasting
and where it will be also possible to buy some local products. Montalcino is
not just wine, it is also very rich in artistic treasures. The historical
center is dominated by the mighty and imposing Rocca or fortress built in
1361 to mark the passage of Montalcino under the domination of Siena. The
views from its ramparts are spectacular and included the surrounding hills,
mountain and valleys.
Breakfast and end of the
Prices on request:
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
* 4 nights at
* Buffet breakfast daily
* 1 welcome dinner - drinks
included (1/2 water, wine)
* 1 Wine tasting in San Gimignano with
appetizers (salami and cheese).
* 1 Wine tasting in Montepulciano with
* 1 Pecorino Tasting in Pienza
* 1 Wine tasting in
Montalcino (Brunello wine, salami and cheese)
* 1 Wine tasting and tour
of the cellars in Montalcino
Not included: Guides / Admissions / City
taxes / Porterage / all that is not clearly mentioned above
BORGO CASA BIANCA - Luxury country estate
DISTANCES: Asciano 10 km, Rapolano Terme 10 km, Pienza 25 km, Siena 38
On the hills between Val di Chiana and the Crete Senesi Valley,
not far from Siena, lies the hotel, residence, farm holiday Casabianca, an
ancient borgo that has been restored to a beautiful property. The careful
restoration has created an extremely varied property: its possible to stay
in noble rooms, transformed to suites, some of which have original frescos
of XII and IX centuries, or in simple, and rustic farm houses, a lot of
which have a fireplace still in function.
ROOMS AND FACILITIES: 9
comfortable and elegant rooms with antique furniture and precious wall
hangings. The Junior Suites have a living area; the Senior Suites have a
separate living room.
All rooms have telephone, minibar
air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV and bathrooms.
comfortable and homely apartments, transformed out of the old living
quarters of the farmhouse complex, carefully renovated by preserving the
original architectural elements. Each apartment has a fully equipped cooking
area, telephone, heating, air-conditioning, satellite TV and bathroom. The
kitchenette is provided with electric cooker with oven and dishwasher.
All Suite and in Villa rooms are no smoking rooms.
The restaurant used
to be the villas old chariot house, and afterwards a winery, from where it
takes its name. The agricultural firm Casabianca is a biological
cultivation and it produces cereals and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
addition: Cooking school and nearby horse-riding center. Tennis courts,
private Heliport, Meeting rooms.