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Wine Tour Orvieto and Montepulciano


Introduction

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Umbria and Tuscany are two of central Italy’s characteristic regions and this popular Rome Chauffeur tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy both while exploring two distinctive towns famous for their unique history, architecture, food, wine, and breathtaking landscapes: Orvieto in Umbria, and Montepulciano in Tuscany.

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Your Wine Tour to Orvieto and Montepulciano from Rome will begin when you meet your English speaking Chauffeur at 8:00 AM at your hotel accommodation, and will end with your return at approximately 5:00 PM.

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Orvieto. Part of Orvieto and Montepulciano Day Tour  from Rome with Rome Chauffeur

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Wine Tour: Orvieto in Umbria

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A leisurely 90 minute drive through the Roman countryside into Umbria will take you to your first stop, Orvieto, easily recognized as the medieval hilltop town that appears to dramatically rise out of a steep tuffa cliff.

Orvieto is indeed an ancient city - “urbs vetus” in Latin evolved into “Orvieto” - was previously an Etruscan acropolis, settled by the highly advanced pre-Roman civilization that once ruled central Italy.

An Etruscan necropolis is situated just at the foothill below. Because the impregnable city was strategically built on top of the virtually vertical tuffa rock, during Roman times it was conquered by Julius Caesar.

The medieval era saw the town grow into a significant cultural center and producing architectural masterpieces like its famous Duomo (cathedral), dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin.

The glittering golden mosaics that adorn its facade, makes this this 14th century Gothic cathedral one of the most stunning churches in Italy. The interior of the Duomo is decorated with frescoes painted by some of Italy’s most famous artists of that period, making it one of the must see churches in Italy.

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Orvieto

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Aside from its unique history and architecture, Orvieto’s spacious and nearly traffic-free streets are lined with cafes and restaurants, enoteche (wine shops), shops specializing in local products, ceramics, leather goods and more.

Wine lovers will be pleased to know Orvieto is famous for its excellent local white wines available for tasting and purchasing at wine shops throughout the town. Some of the most famous wines in this region are produced from a blend of mostly Grechetto and Trebbiano grapes and is known as Orvieto Classico. Also popular is the local Rosso Orivetano DCO, which is a blend of red wines.

For shoppers, Orvieto has a long standing tradition of producing beautiful hand crafted and vibrantly painted ceramics that add a taste of Italy to homes world wide. Food lovers will find the local Umbrian cuisine and food products a gastronomic delight.

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Piazza Grande, Montepulciano

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Wine Tour: Montepulciano in Tuscany

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Leaving Orvieto, your tour continues as your Chauffeur takes you through the Umbrian countryside to Tuscany for your next destination: Montepulciano.

A delightful Renaissance hill top town, Montepulciano is surrounded by the enchanting Val di Chiana valley in the heart of Tuscany.

Well preserved with many distinguished 16th century palazzi (palaces), Montepulciano is an elegant Tuscan town that offers ample opportunities to admire its historic architecture and spacious square, shop at local artisan shops, and of course wine lovers can enjoy a variety of wine tastings offered at wine shops owned by local wineries.

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Tuscan cuisine is world famous, and while in Montepulciano you will enjoy a nice Tuscan lunch at a local restaurant or trattoria of your choice.

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Connoisseurs (and aristocrats alike) have considered Montepulciano the “King of All Wines”, well recognized for its elegant full-bodied red Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Noble wine of Montepulciano). Also not to be dismissed is its younger Rosso di Montepulciano (Montepulciano Red) that is not aged as long as its famous older brother.

Montepulciano offers you ample opportunities to both savor the local wines and to enjoy the magnificence of the town.

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From here you will enjoy a relaxing journey back to Rome, reminiscing about your wonderful day in Umbria and Tuscany, filled with treasured memories, good food and good wine.

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We at Rome Chauffeur thank you for booking our tours, and we look forward to meet you in Italy and help you create unforgettable memories!

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Important Information

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What is included in the price of this  Wine Tour  Orvieto and Montepulciano tour?

Price of this tour includes: English speaking Chauffeur, private vehicle, VAT Tax, highway tolls, and all road expenses required to provide the service.

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What is  NOT included in the price of this Wine Tour  Orvieto and Montepulciano tour?

Price of this tour does not include: wine tastings in towns, lunch, gratuities, or private licensed tour guide if hired separately.

This tour does not include tours to wineries or vineyards. Local wine producers have wine shops (enoteche) in the town themselves so you have ample opportunities to sample various wines at different wine shops of your choice, while enjoying the beautiful historic towns. Some wine shops in Oriveto and Montepulciano even have wine cellars you can visit.

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Wine Tasting Fees

Wine tasting fees in Orvieto and Montepulciano vary depending on the wine shops you visit, fees vary from 5 - 15 Euros per person. Please sample wine responsibly, and not on an empty stomach.

Wine tastings can be done inside the towns at various wine shops. Visits to wineries or vineyards outside the towns are not included as to give you plenty of time to also enjoy these magnificent towns.

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Your Tour Chauffeur

On this tour you are provided with an English speaking Chauffeur who is not licensed a Tour Guide or sommelier. Only locally licensed tour guides can guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to be in compliance with Italian laws, Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.

Local wine shops have experts about local wines who can provide in depth information about regional wines.

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Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended on this tour.

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Cancellation Policy:

We kindly ask that all tours and services be cancelled in writing via email at least 7 days prior to service date. Cancellations by phone or through a 3rd party are not accepted.

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