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Waiting for autumn in Valdichiana Senese

4 things to do during the most beautiful time of the year

The landscape lights up with ever warmer and more enveloping colors, the Sangiovese grapes are ready for the harvest and the crisp air announces that the time for the olive harvest for new oil is approaching. There are so many experiences to try, so let yourself be involved in this turbulent territory through these four proposals for packages and tours.

Gourmet Autumn along the Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

This is the busiest time for winemakers who have been waiting for this moment for months. With the package Autumn gourmet in Valdichiana Senese, (4 days / 3 nights starting from € 365.00 per person) a four-day journey to discover the seasonal products of the area, you can live the unique experience of the breakfast of the harvest in a winery producing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and discover first-hand the emotion you feel during a special period like this. You can also visit a local dairy where you can taste the Pecorino di Pienza, a Chianina farm - the white giant of the Valdichiana Senese - where you will have lunch and finally, when the olives are ready for harvesting, you can visit an oil mill where you will be guided in a educational tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. There will be moments to discover the villages of the Valdichiana Senese such as Montepulciano where an escort will guide you on a tour of the underground cellars of the historic center.

Water and Wine: the Moonlight Cave at the Terme di Montepulciano and Vino Nobile

If the experience among the vines is not for you and if you are looking for a romantic experience of relaxation, the Water and Wine tour: Terme di Montepulciano and Vino Nobile (starting from € 119.00 per person) is for you. You can treat yourself to a romantic moment of well-being with your partner at the Terme di Montepulciano, between Water and Wine in the enchanting setting of the Lunar Grotto and let yourself be pampered by the benefits of saline water inside the suggestive Lunar Grotto and in addition try a regenerating massage of couple. At the end of the wellness treatments, a taxi will take you to the historic center of Montepulciano, to an underground cellar, where you can continue to activate all your senses with a tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG paired with a platter of typical products.

Bike tour on Nobile Path

The beauty of the Valdichiana Senese and the changing colors of its landscapes are perfect to discover by bicycle through the Sentiero del Nobile, a path that takes its name from the Vino Nobile, which in the territory of Montepulciano has its exclusive production area. This cycling path for everyone, will allow you to get lost in the hills of olive trees and vineyards. A guide will guide you from the start (Piazza Sant'Agnese in Montepulciano), to the arrival (Lake of Montepulciano) along the main points of interest such as the Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, the suggestive country church of the Madonna della Querce passing through woods and dirt roads and finally reach the Montepulciano Lake Reserve where you can relax and recover your energy while enjoying a fabulous Tuscan snack. Discover the offer of this tour starting from € 109.00 per person.

Motorcycle holiday on the Tuscan hills of Valdichiana Senese

But not only with the bike it is possible to discover the most evocative roads and landscapes of the Valdichiana Senese. The hills drawn by the rows of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano seem made to be traveled on a motorbike. With this package (4 days / 3 nights starting from € 729.00) you can discover the Etruscan origins of this territory and the local food and wine suggestions, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso DOC, Pecorino di Pienza cheese, Cinta Senese and Fish di Lago, following the most exciting itineraries to go on two wheels.