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Pienza & Montalcino
January 14, 2018


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ART AND FLAVORS OF TUSCANY:
PIENZA AND MONTALCINO

Sunday, January 14

Cost: 80€


This activity will lead you through some of the most charming corners of our region, full of architecture, history, gastronomical traditions, and untouched nature.
Montalcino is an ancient town in Southern Tuscany and an important agricultural center, famous for its "Brunello" wine. Thanks to its history over the centuries, the town has preserved many architectural jewels and artistic treasures alongside the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Pienza, the town considered the “Ideal Renaissance town”, is the humanistic creation and vision of Pope Pius II. This place is also famous for the production of “pecorino” cheese, which is produced from sheep's milk. Different aging processes give the cheese particular flavors and textures.

Itinerary:

Early departure from Florence to Pienza, including cheese tasting, then to Montalcino and walking tour of Renaissance towns. Transfer by bus to a local wine farm to visit the cellars and tasting of local products.

The activity includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Florence by private bus
  • Walking tour of Montalcino and Pienza
  • Visit of a local winery, wine tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Handouts
  • Field learning staff
  • Insurance
The activity does not include:
Whatever is not listed in the “included” paragraph

Learning outcomes:
  •  Define the Renaissance ideals of rationality and humanism.
  • Recognize Pienza as the attempt to realize the Renaissance utopia of an ideal city.
  • Analyze the relationship between humanism and architecture in the Renaissance.
  • Assess the role of food and wine in Italian Culture.
  • Evaluate the “Renaissance” of quality wine in Tuscany over the last decades.
  • List the Italian official wine classification.
  • Compare Traditional Tourism and Ecotourism in Tuscany.

Payment deadline:
Thu, January 11

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