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Tuscany Etruscan Land: The ways of wheat

A guided tour through history, in the footsteps of the Etruscans

Val d'Orcia map
Where
Val d'Orcia
San Quirico d'Orcia, SI, Italia
When
From 01 March 2020 to 31 October 2020
Contacts
Website
Mail: info@tempodiviaggi.it
Tel. +390577899094
Prices include

Tours, guided visits and entrances to the Museums, lunches, tastings, dinners, transport provided by the Program

NOTES: 
Anything that is not expressly mentioned in this section is to be considered excluded from the indicated price.

Supplemental charges
  • Airline tickets;
  • Single room supplement: € 30.00 per day;
  • Tips and extras in general.
Meeting point
Chiusi railway station
Plan

Day 1 - Arrival day
Pick-up at Chiusi railway station and transfer to a typical agriturismo of Val d'Orcia. Welcome dinner and overnight stay.


Day 2 – ‘The Gladiator’
San Quirico d’Orcia  - Pienza walk: a walk of  8 – 10 Km to the lovely village of Pienza through classic Tuscan landscapes, where the film The Gladiator was filmed. Along the way stop for a delicious pic-nic lunch. After the walk, once you have reached the village of Pienza, you can enjoy free time to visit this unique Renaissance village. Transfer to the agriturismo in Val d’Orcia, dinner and overnight stay.


Day 3 - Asciano & Murlo
Breakfast in agriturismo and prepare to visit one of the most important archaeological sites of the Asciano area: the tumulo of Molinello. We will continue our trip to Murlo passing in front of the granary of Cuna. Lunch along the route.
Murlo whose origins are linked to the Etruscan civilization, lies on the border between the Val di Merse to which it belongs and the area of the Crete Senesi (to which Asciano belongs). 
The Etruscan origins of Murlo are testified by the findings of Poggio Civitate and Poggio Aguzzo. 
Visit the village and the Museo Civico Antiquarium of Poggio Civitate, where there are numerous finds from the municipality, such as the necropolis of Poggio Aguzzo and the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate one of the most important discoveries regarding the population of northern Etruria. In the late afternoon transfer to the agriturismo, dinner and overnight stay.


Day 4 - Val d'Orcia
Breakfast in agriturismo and prepare for the tour of Val d'Orcia. Then we visit BagnoVignoni, where hot springs originate from under the soil at a temperature of around 40°C, rich in sulphur and calcium. It still belongs to the Chigi family, who have owned it since 1170. 
We continue our itinerary visiting the Tentennano stronghold, that shows how fortifications were made at the time and the way in which people defended themselves and resisted during sieges. Then we will experience how the grain becomes flour in one of the oldest stone mills in the area. Stop in their organic farm for a light lunch. End our itinerary visiting San Quirico d'Orcia brewery (includes a tasting of their beer). After the visit , transfer back to the agriturismo dinner and overnight stay.


Day 5 - Check-out
Breakfast and check-out. Transfer to Chiusi railway station and departure.

Cancellation and no-show policies
25% deposit at the moment of confirmation and balance 30 days before arrival date
Organization
Tempo di Viaggi
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SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA