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Thumbnail Tuscany & Venice Wine Holiday - 8 days & 7 nights
Sesto Fiorentino, Florence (Val d'Orcia)
8 Days
Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum Not Specified
From €4,591.20
“Visit iconic Italian destinations and immerse yourself in authentic experiences in three stunning locations: Florence, San Gimignano, Venice”

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Stretching between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, the valley of Val d’Orcia is a great destination for wine lovers who want to combine wine tastings in suggestive Tuscan landscapes, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with visits to the region’s most important cultural and historical sites.

At a stone’s throw from the iconic wine destinations of Montalcino and Montepulciano, Val d’Orcia, too, boasts a remarkable selection of high-quality wines, especially reds. While here, your wine tastings will include some of Val d’Orcia’s DOC wines, which comprise white, red, rosé, Riserva, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Riserva and Vinsanto.

Which food to taste in Val d'Orcia?

The various wine tastings you’ll take part in while visiting Val d’Orcia’s wineries will often be offered in combination with some of the territory’s excellencies, such as Pecorino di Pienza DOP (a sheep’s cheese) and Prosciutto di Cinta Senese. Other specialties of the area that are worth trying are Pici with ragù, chiocciole (snails), Chianina meat and Panforte.

Which wines to taste in Val d'Orcia?

Your wine tastings in Val d’Orcia will include wines made with different local grape varieties. The most widespread black grape type is Sangiovese, which is used as a base for all the red wines produced in the area. The most widespread white grape varieties are instead Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia.

Which is the best season to visit Val d'Orcia?

Val d’Orcia is great to visit all year long, however, the best seasons to plan your winery visits and wine tours in this destination are either spring or autumn. Visiting during spring will allow you to enjoy sunny, warm days without reaching extreme temperatures, while during autumn you will be able to admire the vineyards’ autumnal foliage and enjoy to the fullest the hearty Tuscan cuisine.

What things to do in Val d'Orcia?

During your time in Val d’Orcia, don’t limit yourself to visiting its wineries and discovering its winemaking traditions. Some of the area’s historical sites that we recommend visiting are the old towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and Buonconvento, San Quirico, Saint Antimo’s Abbey, Bagno Vignoni and its thermal baths.