Excursions in Tuscany

Jcinant

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I am will staying 4 nights in Montepulciano in mid June. Can you recommend any tours we can do? Wine tasting trips......etc? I have been looking online for different companies that offer these types of trips. Much of the tours I am seeing now are based out of Florence. I was hoping find some good ones that leave from locations closer to Montepulciano.

I was told that I definitely need to do some type of day trip to Cinque Terre.


Thanks in advance for the advice.
 

Lourdes

The Tuscan Expert ;-)
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Is this your first time in Italy? I don't think you have to do the day trip to Cinque Terre, which in mid-June is run over with many visitors and the experience is more of a "check that off the list" rather than enjoying the place.
With only 4 days in Tuscany, you can enjoy sights much closer and relax as well.

Will you have a car at all? How are you planning to get to Montepulciano and around, other than with group tours?

From Montepulciano, you can dedicate a day to roaming around the Val d'Orcia, another day to Arezzo and Cortona, another day to Siena and the last day to Volterra and San Gimignano. See, 4 days gone and we haven't even gotten to Florence; if you've never been, you can try to do SG on the same day with Siena and dedicate a day to Florence (skipping Volterra).

As for group tours, yes, the majority start from Florence but if you're based in Montepulciano, the important thing is to look for local agencies.
If you're interested in wine tasting tours within Montepulciano, here are a few:
http://tours.discovertuscany.com/en/8357/Montepulciano/d27742-ttd
But if you're looking for a wider variety, then the Strada del Vino for Montepulciano website has many more options. Take a look here: https://www.stradavinonobile.it/en/tour-activities/
 
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Is this your first time in Italy? I don't think you have to do the day trip to Cinque Terre, which in mid-June is run over with many visitors and the experience is more of a "check that off the list" rather than enjoying the place.
With only 4 days in Tuscany, you can enjoy sights much closer and relax as well.

Will you have a car at all? How are you planning to get to Montepulciano and around, other than with group tours?

From Montepulciano, you can dedicate a day to roaming around the Val d'Orcia, another day to Arezzo and Cortona, another day to Siena and the last day to Volterra and San Gimignano. See, 4 days gone and we haven't even gotten to Florence, if you've never been.

As for group tours, yes, the majority start from Florence but if you're based in Montepulciano, the important thing is to look for local agencies.
If you're interested in wine tasting tours within Montepulciano, here are a few:
http://tours.discovertuscany.com/en/8357/Montepulciano/d27742-ttd
But if you're looking for a wider variety, then the Strada del Vino for Montepulciano website has many more options. Take a look here: https://www.stradavinonobile.it/en/tour-activities/

Hi Lourdes,how are things with you?I hope you might have some practical advice for me with respect to finding Radio work in Florence.Iv'e had an invitation to study with The Florence film School,and hope to find some radio or other work,Comedy screenwriting etc,to pay the fees.Any suggestions most welcome,your English Christian brother,Patrick buckley.
 

Jcinant

Member
Thanks for the reply Lourdes. I am planning to rent a car. We are coming down from Venice so I was planning to rent the car in Venice then return it in Florence where we fly out.
 
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