The trip to Pienza ,Montepulciano, Montalicino and Bagno Vignoni is a full days itinerary visiting some of the prettiest walled towns in Tuscany. All towns are no more than forty minutes drive from the Villa.
Incredibly elegant walled town, spectacular views and a wonderful renaissance and medieval main square. Well know for its Vino Nobile.
Great Deco Caf�called Caffe Poliziano which holds many memories for us of past visits with friends. Take a coffee, snack lunch or tea. Enotecas just inside the gates are great for purchasing local wines if you dont have time to visit the winery itself. Avignonesi our favourite is just 100 metre on the right hand side, alternatively we can book a tour of the winery with lunch near Cortona, a treat not to be missed! At the top of town a beautiful square and the S. Biagio church outside the city wall both worth a visit.
Gorgeous little walled town owing its appearance to Pope Pius II , well known for the local pecorino cheese. There is an un pretentious little trattoria in Piazza di Spagna called Sette di Vino( they will not serve food after 1.45 pm) for lunch.
If you have the time visit this amazing little town south of Montepulciano, the main square being one large hot spring.
Another very elegant walled town, spectacular views and well know for its Brunello Wine .The environs of Montalcino contain many well know wineries, tours must be booked in advance.(let us know and we can make a reservation)1 Km outside the town there is a lovely restaurant called Boccon Divino.