Montalcino & Italy's Celebrated Wines
We can highly recommend this beautiful day into one of Italy's most celebrated regions. A delightful day trip away from the yacht in Porto Ercole takes you into the renowned Montalcino, which lies south of the Chianti wine region, and allows you to explore two of the area's most charming towns. Begin with a scenic countryside drive, traveling through delightful tiny medieval villages. One of the most famous and recognized wines in Italy is the Brunello, which is grown around the sleepy town of Montalcino, your first destination. Founded in the first decades of the 10th century, the town has kept its urban structure since the Middle Ages, the time of its greatest expansion and brilliance. A walking tour takes you along its narrow, winding and steep streets, its 14th-century fortress and impressive ramparts with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. See the Palazzo Comunale on the Piazza del Popolo, dating back to the 13th century, and the Duomo San Salvatore. Montalcino's foremost activity is wine producing, as is evident from the number of shops where you can both sample or buy the excellent local wines. Enjoy some free time to browse and have lunch on your own before a visit to a local winery where you will sample the celebrated local wines. And, bring some of your friends; food & wine always tastes better in good company. And leave the driving to us. Continue to the valley to visit Sant' Antimo and admire the impressive, ancient Abbey built by Charlemagne early in the 9th century. Legend says he built it as an expression of thanks to God for sparing him and his troops from a plague that was then raging through Italy. Return to SeaDream in Porto Ercole thereafter.
Notes: We suggest that you wear comfortable walking shoes for your walk through the two villages and for the wine tasting; it pays to be sure-footed. The scenic journey from Porto Ercole to Montalcino requires approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes; time to rest up for your walks and to learn more about the region from your excellent local guide. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard
Port: Porto Ercole
Duration: 8.5 hours
Price: 279 USD
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