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Montepulciano – Montichiello – Pienza

We wind through the streets of Montepulciano, known as the pearl of the Renaissance, admiring its wonderful buildings. We then visit the Cantina del Redi, where Vino Nobile is aged in vaulted caves beneath the foundations of the city. We leave through the ancient gates, passing the church of San Biagio and walk through picturesque countryside to Montichiello. Time to explore this tiny hamlet before continuing to Pienza a marvel of the 15thC, completely rebuilt by Pope Pius II to create the setting for a utopian society, which we can admire today.

Walking – 5hrs moderate-strenuous