Travel means more than just a vacation. It’s not just about where you’re going but also how you’re getting there. You want to make memories along the way and do it leisurely.
Italy’s Tuscany has among the most beautiful, historically rich sites in the world and Buonconveto, considerd on e of 100 most beautiful villages in Italy, is at the top of that list. This is one of the areas you must visit on your Tuscany tour. This quaint delightful village in Crete Senese has one of the most distinctive historical landmarks in all of Tuscany.
We leave from your accommodation near Buonconvento at 10am.
We can start with the visit of an historic center of the town …… If it’s your first time to visit Buonconvento, then our personalized tour experience will ensure that you enjoy it every step of the way. Our team of expert drivers will take you there in comfort and style and allow you to determine how you want to experience Buonconvento.
At the heart of this ancient center is Via Soccini, where sits great restaurants boasting of Italian cuisine, coffee bars, church, town hall and religious art museum. The architecture in every one of these buildings is archaic and exquisite. One of the most outstanding features is the old town hall covered with crests of the podestas or mayors who ruled Buonconvento until 1270. It’s a sight to behold.
If art is your niche then the Religious Art Museum at Via Soccini will blow your mind. It houses some of the most coveted art pieces from the 14th to 19th century, most of which were collected from the churches in Val d’Arbia.
If gardening is your cup of tea, then the Museum of sharecropping is a must visit. Found at Piazzale Garibaldi it represents the traditional way of life for sharecroppers in the region. You’ll get to learn and experience first-hand anything and everything you wish to know on sharecropping.
In the late morning , we are going to visit a local wine cellar , from the oldest and famous of the area ( pilgrims used to stop there from the year 1000 A.C. ), where a wine expert will flourish you with details on the production and aging process of the ORCIA DOC wines giving you a chance to interact and ask any questions along the way.
Here you will sample 4-5 or more different wines, paring these wines with a perfect light lunch ( note .. the concept of “light lunch” in Tuscany is not clear … Canapes, cosd cuts, “bruschettas” , and many other local dish like Ribollita and Pasta with wild boar ragu, home made cakes and so on .. ).
In the afternoon we can visit the Monte Oliveto Abbey with its wonderful cloister, the masterpiece of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, where one can admire the 35 large frescoes .. and above all you can admire the landscape and the essence of the Crete Senesi Area! With us, you determine how you want to experience this magical village and our professional drivers can even stop along the way giving you a chance to soak in the scenery, take photos and videos, and even shop.
Take your time to visit the Abbey, our driver will be at your disposal !
Available: All year round. Rain or shine
Duration: 8 hours full day/ 4 hours half day
Travelling time: 2 hours
Luxury air conditioned vehicle – Wifi on board!
Pick up and drop off to your hotel or its immediate surroundings
English speaking Driver Guide for the day at disposal
NOT INCLUDED: Lunch & Wine tasting fees – Entrance in the museums
We are also available to personalize your itinerary. Contact us and we’ll send you a personalized quotation!
Tours in Tuscany is a tour service company offering long and short term deluxe car and minivan services for your holiday in Tuscany