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ORCIA VALLEY : EVOCATIVE LANDS AND VILLAGES  

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Wrapped in the intimate embrace of these lands .. as if they were the breasts of a mother: the thousand shades of Valdorcia and all the experiences to live it

 
Just left the alluvial valley, the Valdichiana, dried only by "Leonardo da Vinci", we will be, in a soft driving up and down, full immersed in wheat hills and cereals that alternate grapes vines and olive trees on which overlook small villages, located on the extreme peaks, and farmhouses. sparse that our eyes can only keep, following the continuous lines of green cypresses that guide us to the path, in the four colors of the seasons that these evocative lands know how to dress, without ever losing their charm 
We travel in the portion of Tuscany south Siena .. the wind turns into the planet’s enigmatic breathing. In that meditative lands which welcomes my traveling, as a pilgrims, I sense the idleness of old men, I listen to the dull, mounting din of birds breaking into song, to silence, to the cry of joy that greets the day, to the sounds of life in the valley that are deflected, with the clinking of artisans meeting the moans of plows furrowing the land. Then there is that silence which is “not silent”, being the language of nature and the universe. Not only – it is also an ongoing locution that we risk interrupting with our sudden, fragmented comments. And so, in this refuge of solitude, as the day takes leave for men and all life, abandoning the hollows of the hills and eclipsing among the crevices of arid mounds, the soul is filled with nostalgia for loved ones and contact with the human world: because it is precisely in isolation that wholeness may be best appreciated. The heart passes from a state of melancholy to one of universal generosity that is born of an acute perception of the frailty of humanity, life and beauty – of all that is hoped for and promised. Val d’Orcia is a universe of authentic rural life, an exceptional example of how the landscape was redesigned in the Renaissance period to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing image and for this declared part of the Unesco Heritage .All around the magnificent abbeys , the spring hot water of Bagno Vignoni and the charming ideal village as Pienza , the vineyard of Montepulcino and the hill top town of Monticchiello and Montefollonico....Ripa and Castiglion D'Orcia... 

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 PECORINO TOUR MONTEPULCIANO AND PIENZA: SENSORY EXPERIENCE  

 pienza 

Today to kidnap us will be: the Valdorcia and the meditative well-being that the man-nature symbiosis transforms in harmony: in the architectural beauties of the villages as in the views of the landscapes up to the excellence of taste in the Foodies Pit Stop 

Today our journey will take us to Valdorcia, to breathe its timeless beauty of landscapes of infinite peace and villages that smell of pecorino, like Pienza, and of wine like Montepulciano. The experience that awaits us will be all sensory. Eyes: will be enchanted by walking the harmony of Pienza and dancing the smells of Montepulciano. Ears: will be delighted by the silence of Vitaleta chapel ... almost waiting to hear Russel Crowe in the scream of the Gladiator... and the notes of music pairing the wines in the musica wine tasting room. Taste: will be seduced by softness of the Noble and the intensity of the spices of the refined pecorino. Touch: excited by the nature walked in the vineyard and by the cobbled stones of narrow and steep road of villages..... All of this to say that our two Foddies pit stops will be sensory tastings of the terroir: cheese tasting picnic and walking wine tasting and the expierence : mindfulness [....]


 olive oil tourPIENZA AND MONTEPULCIANO: WINE AND CHEESE, THE IDENTITY OF THESE VILLAGES

montepulciano scorcio pienza Pienza BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO

Today we will be kidnapped by Valdorcia, the UNESCO site recognized for its beauty! And our foodies pit stops of today will make us taste atmospheres and every aroma of this magical territory among the enchanting villages and lands of boundless intimacy ..

Today our journey in a soft driving up and down, it will be a full immersion in wheat hills and cereals that alternate grapes vines and olive trees on which overlook small villages, located on the extreme peaks, and  following the continuous lines of green cypresses, that guide us to the path, in the four colors of the seasons to the evocative villages and amazing taste. Our guided experience will lead us to discover these two inevitable gems of the Valdorcia: Pienza and Montepuciano in the pleasure of walking between small shops and narrow streets, now flat, now steep, which embrace, forming a whole, Medieval stone houses and Renaissance palaces with imposing portals. The slow walk, beyond the driving, will make us appreciate extraordinary scenic views and the local way of life, which has remained slow, with our stops to taste: the very famous pecorino cheese of Pienza  and , his alter ego of excellence, Vino Nobile wine of Montepulciano, entering for a tasting, directly to those who produce them.. here! . A delicious light lunch will be the foodies pit stop that will celebrate all our emotions !!! [...]

PIENZA IL CASALE


 PECORINO TOURolive oil tourVALDORCIA GREEN : WINE MONTEPULIANO AND CHEESE PIENZA VILLAGES

montepulciano scorcio pienza Pienza BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO

Today to kidnap us will be: the Valdorcia and the meditative well-being that the man-nature symbiosis transforms in harmony: in the architectural beauties of the villages as in the views of the landscapes up to the excellence of taste in the Foodies Pit Stop

Today our journey will be a gentle ascent and descent, what will take us to the Valdorcia, to breathe its authentic beauty and authentic food that comes from the close link between nature and centuries of agricultural and human settlements. That harmonious beauty that Arnolfo di Cambio  crystallized in Pienza where visiting his heart will experience the sense of well-being, ideals of the Renaissance, which blends well the spectacular view of the Val d'Orcia and the pungent scents of pecorino ... which they will push us to one of the dairies that made sustainability a reason for living, and "cheese" that we will understand well during the tour and tasting of our 1st Foodies Pit stop. But the essentiality of the Dairy is just another aspect of the human - nature symbiosis which will also be revealed in the biodynamic cellar of Montepulciano which we will visit with a tour and tasting, accompanied by ligth lunch, at the 2nd Foodies Pit Stop, obviously organic and with a short supply chain, and in the style of life of Montepulciano that we will walk in all its magic !!! [...]

SALCHETO CARBON FREE WINERY


 PECORINO TOURolive oil tour MONTEPULCIANO AND PIENZA: FOODIES VILLAGES

montepulciano scorcio pienza nOBILE FI MONTEPULCIANO BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO

Today to kidnap us will be: the Valdorcia and the meditative well-being that the man-nature symbiosis transforms in harmony: in the architectural beauties of the villages as in the views of the landscapes up to the excellence of taste in the Foodies Pit Stop

Today our journey will be a gentle ascent and descent, what will bring us to Valdorcia, to breathe its timeless beauty of landscapes of infinite peace and villages that smell of Pecorino, like Pienza, and wine like Montepulciano. The experience that awaits us will be to discover not only Pienza and Montepulciano, in a historical walk, but the lifestyle of these villages that live of excellent food with two guided tours of two local producers: a green dairy and a boutique winery where our foodies pit stops will be the guided tastings of Pecorini di Pienza and Nobile di Montepulciano [....]

MONTEPULCIANO CITTA DEL VINO NOBILE


PIENZA : VILLAGES LIFESTYLE AND CHEESE MAKING 

montepulciano scorcio pienza vitaleta BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO

Today the Valdorcia will involve you with the perfect symbiosis between man and Nature which is well-being and that we will experience, as actors, in the dairy, with our foodies pit stop and as spectators in the villages that we will walk

Today our journey will be the guided experience that will lead us to discover the most evocative stops of the Valdorcia including the inevitable Pienza and here, how the two excellences Vino and Pecorino are a lifestyle that we will perfectly understand together with Ulysses, in his dairy where we will make cheese with him !!! And ... only after our organic lunch, which will conclude our foodies pit stop, will we understand what it means to think green ... with the slow walk among the shops and streets of Pienza and the stops to admire the most evocative views made of parish churches, cypresses and tiny hamlets to perceive the harmony that here puts everything together in the divine framework called sustainability !!! [....]

ULISSE NEL CASEIFICIO IL CASALE


 ORCIA VALLEY: VILLAGES AND NATURAL HOT SPRING WATER WITH WINE TASTING

mercato centrale san lorenzo uffizi mercato centrale BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO

An evocative journey through charming villages and meditative lands where natural spas will be the magical ending after strolling villages and delighting of the palate with a wine tasting and local specialties ..and ending with gelato happy hour!

A feast for the palate and a feast for the eyes all in one day. This excursion will take us through the delightful Val D‘Orcia, where the already beautiful landscape was sculptured during the renaissance not only to meet agricultural needs, but also to reflect the aesthetic sense of the period, and this concept has been maintained to the present day. There is nothing casual or even rational regarding the roads, and vegetation. Here two pearls : Bagno Vignoni “the spa hamlet” and Montepulciano the "wine town" , home of “Nobile” wine. A walk along the main street in both the charming town you will discover the difference : the first, renaissance town, with a regular and harmonic design the second , Etruscan town, hilly and rounding design .Here you will take the chance to visit a fascinating underground winery for our 1st Foodies pit stop with wine tasting of Nobile wine accompanied by some food and a 2nd Foodies pit stop for a Gelato happy hour . Continuing, we will stop at san Filippo hot springs…. where dip your feet in the warm waters… or take a full bath….it will be real wellness even more energizing also in full summer! [...] 

Palazzo Vecchio BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO


WINE TOURLIGHT LUNHMONTEPULCIANO AND CORTONA ETRUSCAN SECRETS TOMBS AND WINE

cortona  

Today an evocative experience among the Etruscan heritage in the most beautiful villages : Cortona and Montepulciano to discover secrets and mysteries between Tombs and Wine the protagonists of the tour and our Foodies tasting pit stop

Departure with our Italian lifestyle tutor we will spend a day to discover the Etruscan culture and we will visit two of their gems Cortona and Montepulciano . Arrived to Cortona we will meet the guide and starting the walking tour to discover the Etruscan city and the Etruscan Tombs. In this city so many historical relics related to the civilization of the Etruscans who lived and left their traces in Tuscany, the guided tour of the Tombs of Sodo will be particularly interesting. The monumental staircase leading to the platform-altar and the two deck-side sculptures make us live a past steeped in spirituality and mystery, of which today, unfortunately, we can only perceive the significance. Then a nice walking in the historical town , the movie set of the Under the Tuscan Sun before to moving to Montepulciano where we will take the opportunity to focus on the wine …that was introduced by the Etruscans!!!! Here over to discover the charming town we will one of the fine wineries in Montepulciano, for our Foodies pit stop, to undertake the quest for quality which brought the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation to the heights of Tuscan and Italian winemaking. The main barrel ageing cellar is in the old town centre of Montepulciano, in an underground area between two of the oldest buildings in the city: Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti. The brick passageways contain a series of vaults and niches show us the stratification of the sandy soil and also the sea fossils along the tunnels to the Etruscan tumbs. Visit to this magical place automatically means to feel reverence for the force of history pulsating these walls. The winery applies this same respect and reverence to cultivation of the vineyards and production of the quality wines. Inside the Historic Cellar, sourrounded by huge oak barrels and the oldest huge chestnuts barrels, after the charming wine tour the interesting guided tasting with food in the design tasting room  [...]

tombe del sorbo


 

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