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Val d'Orcia

Val d'Orcia

Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

The Basics

The Val d'Orcia, a favorite subject of Renaissance painters and modern photographers, covers a small area of Tuscany between the town of Siena and Mount Amiata, and is known for its beautiful landscapes, medieval towns, and excellent cuisine. Take a Val d'Orcia tour to visit the villages of Montalcino and Montepulciano, and to sample their local Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines—perhaps paired with pecorino cheeses from nearby Pienza—during a wine tasting session. Other delightful small towns worth a visit on a private tour of the Val d'Orcia are San Quirico d'Orcia, famous for its olive oil, and Bagno Vignoni, home to historic thermal baths.

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Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence
Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence
$82.94 per adult
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We took the tour with Duona and it we...
We took the tour with Duona and it we had a great time! The tour group was big.. probably about 25-30 people in a coach bus.The cities we visited were beautiful, and the wine tastings were fun. Perfect tour to take if you want to get to meet fellow travelers as well.
Natalie F, Aug 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Tuscany

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Authentic and amazing
Molly_C, Sep 2021
Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Montalcino wine and Pecorino cheese PRIVATE TOUR from SIENA
What a fantastic tour! Our driver, Roberto, was knowledgeable, fun, accommodating, and flexible for what we wanted to experience. Visited two beautiful, smaller wineries (both very different), stopped to explore Montalcino, and had the most amazing lunch (and more wine) at a small local farm/b&b. They served wild boar, fresh home grown vegetables, their own balsamic, and so much more. The people at the farm was so extremely friendly and welcoming. Absolutely recommend this tour!
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Our driver Marco was great. Clean...
prisci.tan, Jun 2016
Private Tour: Orcia Valley to Montalcino and Montepulciano with Brunello Wine Tasting
Our driver Marco was great. Clean car with internet !!, bottled water. He gave us introductions to the places we will be visiting and was very flexible to accommodate our special requests regarding the itinerary. Would highly recommend using him and his company again.
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xxxxxx, Oct 2020
Val d'Orcia private tour: Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano
A pleasant trip in a comfortable car with a knowledgeable driver. I do not want to say any more - please be satisfied!!!
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Winery in Montepulciano.
victravelfun, Feb 2020
Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
We traveled on a small bus with 27 in our group. Giulia kept our group informed on what to expect and gave us many interesting details on the areas we were seeing. The towns were lovely.
star-5
Really enjoyable day out!
efdethridge, Nov 2019
Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
I thought this was a great tour and I loved that you visited three towns. The tour guide was wonderful, really friendly and informative. The bus was comfortable as well. My only comment is that I wished we had more time in Montepulciano. Highly recommend.
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Tuscany tour
farmers389, Sep 2019
Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Montalcino wine and Pecorino cheese PRIVATE TOUR from SIENA
Our driver, Darrio, was excellent. He made time to show us a few extra local places. The lunch at the farm was incredible and possibly the best part.
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Val d'Orcia
Joe W, Jun 2019
Private Tour: Medieval Val d'Orcia by Minivan from Florence
This was an awesome trip. Our driver spoke good English and drove us around to see countryside views that we told him we were hoping to see. He had great knowledge of the area and the history of wineries, local specialties, agriculture, etc. He even found a farm to table restaurant that was off the beaten path and managed to get us in to a already full dining hall for a fantastic meal. It was a great day.
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Great Trip!!!
SDP0930, Aug 2018
Private Tour: Orcia Valley to Montalcino and Montepulciano with Brunello Wine Tasting
There are not enough great things I can say about our Tour with Becky. He was professional and very knowledgeable about the area. He took us to 1 wineary and then a tasting with a lunch at another local wineary. This was the best experience I have had in Tuscany and would recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing experience in Tuscany. I plan on being back soon!
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Wine and Tuscany
DebiM67, Sep 2019
Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
Great tour to see the country side of Tuscany and small villages Tour guide was very informative and let us know what to expect all along the tour Down side - thought this would be a small tour of 25 and ended up being a large group with half English and half South American - a lot of work for the tour guide to speak in both languages all day long - disappointed it wasn’t more personal
star-5
Amazing trip and absolute money...
Karol V, Sep 2017
Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence
Amazing trip and absolute money value. A long trip, but packed with interesting things to see and taste. We were really tired at the end, but really satisfied with beautiful Tuscany countryside, ancient towns and delicious wines.
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Totalling 12 hours, this trip left...
Costas A, Aug 2017
Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence
Totalling 12 hours, this trip left us with exhausted smiles on our faces. Our guide Fabio was professional, run everything smoothly and had a good command of English. The towns we visited were beautiful and the local produce is excellent. And I will always smile when I remember the owner of the first winery, Mario.
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Perfection
Weterpest, Aug 2019
Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Montalcino wine and Pecorino cheese PRIVATE TOUR from SIENA
This was an absolutely incredible day and Dario was a great guide. He is full of knowledge and brought us to really incredible places. The food, the wine, the company, the scenery... all A+

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The scenery around the Val d'Orcia area is truly picturesque, so don’t forget your camera.

  • Some of Italy’s most prestigious wines are produced in the Val d'Orcia, so wine lovers will especially appreciate exploring the area’s wineries and tasting rooms.

  • There is a small amount of walking during most Tuscany tours, either through hilltop towns or across winery vineyards; comfortable shoes and a sun hat are recommended.

  • Winery visits may not be appropriate for young children.

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How to Get There

Val d'Orcia is located about an hour south of Florence and is an easy day trip from Rome, Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena. There is little public transportation between the towns and wineries in this area, so by far the best way to explore is by joining a small-group tour with transportation included.

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When to Get There

The Val d'Orcia is lovely year-round but is particularly interesting to visit in the fall, when the grapes and olives are harvested and many towns hold wine and olive oil festivals.

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Famous Tuscan Landscapes

The Val d'Orcia is just one of many areas in Tuscany known for its striking scenery. The stark chalk hills of the Crete Senesi and the wooded countryside of Chianti are also beautiful—and are equally popular wine tour destinations.

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