THIS GIANLUCATOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM IN A DAY FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT
Gianlucatour Wine Teasting Toscany Tour is a wonderfull day of Relax, Conforts, Good Food and The amazing Italian Wine from Toscany. Authentic Italian food and wine day of Vacation
- WINE TEASTING
Lunch stop at the customer's expense.
Each location you want to propose for a day trip is obviously open for longer periods because each site has an infinite choice of hotels, bed breakfast, camps and apartments to rent.
It's very important, for us, to promote the "personal search" for the place to stay, so you can choose the place that you prefer.
It will be a pleasure to accompany you during your stay in Italy (with a prior agreement).
The Gianlucatour driver will be ready in the waiting room of the hotel, to guide you around the city with the van or the car you booked.
Each stop provides a certain amount of time to visit the monument of the square or the museum as needed required. then leave for the next stop.
Following the route established from time to time you can make a bit of shopping or a coffee break in Italy which usually lasts a few fitted though.
It will instead be arranged with the driver any lunch break to taste the different specialties.
Usually the tour lasts an average of 8 hours, including any travel time.
Only from Rome without accommodation we can arrange a tour through Tuscany Montepulciano and Pienza, with great possibilities for wine testing and lunch breaks of the most mouth-watering.
Of ancient and long history, Montepulciano has origins from the Etruscans from the fourth century BC.
He notoriety also for the wealth of excellent vineyards from where we get the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG .
The most frequent image is that of a landscape graced by a meticulous man who is in harmony with the natural environment.
The rural urbanization coexists with urban centers overflowing with historical memories and wonderful works of art , all set in an agricultural landscape , often highly specialized .
Our thoughts turn naturally to the rolling hills covered with olive groves and vineyards , in the Val di Chiana , recovered again by the great works of restoration of the Grand Duke.
In this area of Tuscany Southeast , are mixed forests of pines , oaks and chestnut trees, with sandy- storey sandstone cultivated , undulating clay plains of former marshland .
A heterogeneous territory , low population density , which remained almost isolated from the influences of the surrounding areas.
Over time it has developed its own characteristic rural , today much appreciated by tourists passing through, as one who, desirous of a place to rest , municipality and neighboring choose this as his final destination.
Viticulture in Montepulciano dates back to Etruscan times, but the first written document to 789 .
The production of excellent wines on the Mons Politianus was steady in the Middle Ages is already in the middle of the fourteenth century the city issued rules to regulate trade and esportazione.
All half of the sixteenth century, the Chosen Rosso di Montepulciano (as it was called) delighted Pope Paul III in 1685 and the physician , naturalist and poet Francesco Redi , in his entertaining dithyramb Bacco in Toscana , celebrated him as the manna of Montepulciano, Montepulciano concluding excited every wine is King!
Il Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made from grapes with a minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume 12.50 % and subject to a vesting period of at least 3 years of which 6 months of aging in the bottle, the label can include the qualification reserve, without prejudice to the minimum periods of use of wood above.
Also for the Riserva The vesting period is calculated from 1 January of the year following that in which the grapes were grown .
Climatic factors in the April-September period affect the quality of each vintage, and sometimes at local level can create microclimate conditions such as to differentiate considerably the characteristics of wines produced in the same year in areas very close to each other.
Among the excellent vintages are to remember those of 1958, 1970, 1975, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999 (one of the best ever in history) and 2006.
Il Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, at the time of the consumer must have the following characteristics:
Color: ruby red tending to garnet with aging;
Aroma: intense, ethereal, floral, characteristic;
Taste: dry, balanced and persistent, with a possible hint of wood.
It's also possible to visit the town with its beautiful craft shops, the beautiful views of the Val d Orcia.
Its palaces, churches, the fortress or the torture museum, are very scary.
According to reports from some documents and artefacts found in the Fortress, dating back to IV-III century BC, it is clear that the Val d'Orcia has Etruscan origin and was founded, according to legend, by Porsenna Lucumone di Chiusi. In Roman times it was home to a military post to defend the consular roads.
Of Etruscan origin and founded, according to legend, by Porsena, Lucumone Chiusi; some documents and artifacts found in Fortress, dates the existence already in the IV-III century BC In Roman times it was the seat of an army post in defense of the consular roads.
It was evangelized by St. Donatus, bishop of Arezzo in the fourth century.
The long season Lorens Montepulciano marked the beginning of a widespread economic and social recovery.
The reclamation of the Valdichiana favored the re-colonization of the fertile agricultural valley; the subsequent restructuring of the road system facilitated business contacts.
With the unification of Italy, Montepulciano (which then ran from the province of Arezzo to Siena) prevailed as the main agricultural market area, while business activity slid into the valley, attracted by Rail (present since 1884) and the ease of connecting with the emerging rail hub of Chiusi.
The climate of the Val D'Orcia and Pienza has moderate continental characteristics which are more acute in the valleys to the frequent phenomenon of temperature inversion.
The summers are moderately hot and dry, while winters are quite firm.
The rainfall, rather irregular, are fairly limited due to the location of the downwind area to Monte Amiata that blocks or attenuates the humid winds south-westerns.
From 1960 in the first week of September takes place in the main square of the Palio in melted cheese.
In the center of the square is placed a time, and from it the concentric circles of increasing radius and lower scores.
There are six teams, each team has six components, and any reserves. Each component has three shots on hand to make sure that the score of their team is the highest to win the Palio designed by local artists.