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Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino)

Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) Tours and Activities

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The lovely Tuscan hilltop town of Montalcino is world-famous for its rich red Brunello wines, but it also has a spectacular centro storico, with winding streets that lead up to the imposing five-sided Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino). Built in 1361 on top of earlier medieval structures, the site today includes a cobbled courtyard enclosed by sturdy watchtowers and a medieval chapel as well as a top-quality enoteca (wine shop) for tasting and selling the local Brunellos. The ramparts are open to walk around, offering spectacular views of the vineyards and olive groves of the Val d’Orcia.

In the Middle Ages, Montalcino was a settlement of considerable importance thanks to its proximity to the Via Francigena pilgrimage route between France and Rome, but under control of the Republic of Siena it became consistently embroiled in territory warfare with Florence. It was the last Tuscan town to hold out against the might of the Medicis, and although Siena fell in 1555 and despite a four-year siege, Montalcino's fortress never fell to Florentine troops. Cosimo I added its imposing ramparts in 1571, but the fortress lost its military significance soon after; over the years it housed a community of Benedictine monks but gradually fell into disrepair before restorations took place in the 1940s.

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BRUNELLO COOKING CLASS - Lunch and Cooking with a view in a Brunello Winery

BRUNELLO COOKING CLASS - Lunch and Cooking with a view in a Brunello Winery

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Discover the fine food and wine of the Siena region with your own private guide on a full-day tour in Tuscany. Taste some of Tuscany’s great wine and cheese, visit the picturesque town of Pienza, take a cooking class, go to wine estates, and have a delicious lunch. Suitable for groups of up to eight people, this tour provides comfortable transportation in a Mercedes minivan with a professional driver.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.19
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$203.19
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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

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Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s top wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this day trip from Siena. Led by an expert guide, travel to the cellars to learn about the production process and meet the locals behind the delicious red wine. Then, pause at a family-run winery for an authentic Tuscan lunch before exploring the village of Montalcino and the abbey of Sant'Antimo. Stop for additional tastings along the way and conclude with transportation back to Siena. Group size is reserved to eight people for a more intimate experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.51
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Full-Day Winery Tour in Montepulciano with Tasting and Lunch

Full-Day Winery Tour in Montepulciano with Tasting and Lunch

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Explore Tuscany beyond Florence or Siena with a full-day wine tour. Get picked up at your hotel for a small-group tour to visit local wineries and relax over lunch in the town of Montepulciano. Learn about how wine is made and taste regional specialties including Brunello. Meet the people behind the wine without the hassle of a rental car or navigating between wineries.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.13
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San Gimignano, Chianti, and Montalcino Day Trip from Siena

San Gimignano, Chianti, and Montalcino Day Trip from Siena

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Visit San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Montalcino on a day trip from Siena, and discover medieval architecture, wine, and stunning views of Tuscany. With ample free time in each of the hill towns, the tour also includes lunch at a Monteriggioni winery plus samples of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino wine.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.67
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Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch

Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch

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Get a taste of Tuscan scenery, wine and food on a day trip departing from Florence. Led by a local guide, discover the regions of Chianti and Val d’Orcia, soaking up the local flavor with two wine tastings. After exploring the charming towns of Greve and Montepulciano, top off your trip with a traditional Tuscan lunch at a farmhouse in the Val d’Orcia hills. To keep the experience as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to eight on this small-group adventure.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$253.08
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Half-Day Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from Siena

Half-Day Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from Siena

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Spend an afternoon in the wine town of Montalcino, tasting the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino and learning about wine production. This tour from Siena that tasting of local wine paired with salami and cured meat. Admire views of the Tuscan countryside from the pretty hill town and discover the region’s generations-old winemaking traditions.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.17
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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence

Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence

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Discover some of the highlights of Tuscany on this day trip from Florence by coach. Visit historical hill towns Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano; admire the gorgeous, vineyard-covered scenery of Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia); and enjoy cheese and wine tastings as you stop at local wineries and other venues. It’s a great day out in the Italian countryside.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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$85.17
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Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence

Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence

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Experience the sights and flavors of Tuscany on a full-day tour from Florence that takes you through the Val d'Orcia region to the elegant Renaissance architecture of Montepulciano. Explore the history of Montalcino’s imposing fortress and the jewel-box village of Pienza, savoring the bounty of the Val d’Orcia region with tastings of local wines and specialty foods along the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.17
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$85.17
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From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Wine Tour

From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Wine Tour

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Taste your way through Tuscany with this full-day wine tour of Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano from Siena. Visit the charming town of Pienza and stop for one wine tasting each in Montepulciano and Montalcino.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.92
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The Sharp Tuscany Tour – From Sunrise to Sunset – Photo Tour & Workshop

The Sharp Tuscany Tour – From Sunrise to Sunset – Photo Tour & Workshop

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We know these locations and towns like anyone else. We know which ones are the best hotels for you to live the true Tuscany experience, we know which ones are the best restaurants in these little towns and of course we know all the famous photographic locations that make this place so special! With us, you’ll have the chance to photograph both the famous locations of this land and the hidden gems that the majority of the other photographers don’t even know about! While there are some periods of the year where Tuscany gives its best (like Spring or Autumn), these places are beautiful every day of every months, and we will give you the opportunity to see them whenever you want and you can. We want to make sure that you will have a visible growth in your photographic knowledge (and style) during your stay and we will do anything in our power to teach you everything you need to boost your photographic vision and your abilities, both on-the-field and in postproduction.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$425.85
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Bike trip from Pienza to Montalcino through the Val d'Oricia

Bike trip from Pienza to Montalcino through the Val d'Oricia

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This trip is a must because you explore the best of the Val d'Orcia park, pedaling with an expert guide. THE ROUTE IS NOT EASY BUT FOR THE LESS TRAINED, just book an e-bike. If, on the other hand, you are cyclists and 2-wheel enthusiasts, we have excellent gravel or road carbon bikes available The destination is Montalcino and we offer you a visit with tasting at Corte Pavone, one of our favorite wineries.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.07
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Tuscany Tour in English from Siena

Tuscany Tour in English from Siena

Benefit from a private full-day tour of Tuscany with round-trip transportation from Siena. Have free time during your visits to Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano, and have the option to stop for lunch, and wine or cheese tastings in the countryside. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned private vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,086.66
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Private The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano

Private The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano

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Following the scent of the Great Wines through the most stunning landscapes of Chianti, Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$547.53
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Brunello di Montalcino, small biodynamic wineries

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Brunello di Montalcino, small biodynamic wineries

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Sip wine and go back to medieval times during this full-day, guided wine, walking, and food tour that includes a Tuscan lunch. Wander the streets of the ancient, hilltop town of Montalcino known for its wine before touring the Brunello di Montalcino winery. Learn how biodynamic wines are made and sample varieties straight from the barrel. After lunch, visit a second winery to sip samples and eat Tuscan fare.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.87
$254.30
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Unique Tuscany Experience in 1 week with the locals

Unique Tuscany Experience in 1 week with the locals

• SMALL INTIMATE GROUP with a maximum of 8 people. • Experience life as a local in a beautiful private apartment in a genuine Tuscan farmhouse. • Commence your journey of discovery in the spellbinding medieval villages of Arezzo and Anghiari. • Immerse yourself in the history of Tuscany when you experience San Gimignano and Volterra up close and personal. • Learn about the fascinating customs and traditions of an ageless Tuscan village. • Lose yourself in the rural allure of Val D’orcia • Intrepidly explore the fascinating medieval city of Siena and the stunning surrounding landscape. • Tour the world-famous vineyards and sample Italy’s finest tipples. • Experience the real Tuscany with a BOUTIQUE FULLY ESCORTED TOUR
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,781.32
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$3,781.32

Brunello of Montalcino Private Wine Tour with lunch from Florence or Siena

Brunello of Montalcino Private Wine Tour with lunch from Florence or Siena

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Skip the hassle of driving as you discover the great wine and food of the Brunello region on this full-day tour from Florence. Your driver-guide shows you around the region’s important wineries, the town of Montalcino, and landmarks such as Sant’Antimo Abbey. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in a typical osteria, sample a variety of Brunello wines, and visit small wine and food shops that showcase local specialties.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$511.02
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$511.02
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Brunello Wine Tasting from San Gimignano

Brunello Wine Tasting from San Gimignano

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Tuscany is famous for its fine wines, UNESCO-listed landscapes, and historic cities, and this day tour from San Gimignano ticks off all three. Enjoy wine tasting in the Chianti wine region; explore historic Montalcino; and sample the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.34
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$97.34
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Val d'Orcia private tour: Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano

Val d'Orcia private tour: Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano

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Experience the heart of Tuscany by visiting the enchanting Val D’Orcia led by your private driver. Let your personal chauffeur do all the work and take you on a journey through the spellbinding Val D'Orcia countryside, a region known for its scenic beauty, picturesque villages, rolling hills and cypresses! Explore in total freedom the enchanting towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano and savour the best wines in the world! The first stop will be Montalcino, land of the world-renowned Brunello wine, a labyrinth of cobbled streets, quaint wine shops and Romanesque-style churches. The following stop is Pienza, which stands high upon a hill and dominates all the Orcia valley with extraordinary views. The last stop reaches Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and more recently famous for the filming of the vampire movie "New Moon". Enjoy your free time in the most elegant village of the entire Val D'Orcia.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$418.83
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$418.83
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Walking tour in Florence

Walking tour in Florence

Explore Florence together with a local guide and discover the history, art and unknown stories! Take a slow stroll through the old Center of the city where you can see beautiful historical buildings, palaces, museums, churches and gardens. We will guide you to admire the Baptistery, the Duomo-Cathedral, Dante's home, Bargello Palace and Piazza della Signoria. You will also enjoy the sight of Palazzo Vecchio, a remarkable example of civil architecture. Here you will discover an open air museum with various masterpieces including the copy of Michelangelo's David, right in front of Palazzo Vecchio. Then we will pass through the wings of the Uffizi Gallery. Following the Arno River, we will walk towards Ponte Vecchio and its gold jewelry shops and we will see part of the other side of the river.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.42
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$30.42
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Grand Tour of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano + wine and cheese tasting

Grand Tour of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano + wine and cheese tasting

Grand tour of the Val D'Orcia allows you to discover the most beautiful Tuscan countryside with a Professional Tour Guide-Sommelier The small towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano are the essence of this region, the dream of every curious traveler and lover of art, good food and great wines. Discover the splendid Renaissance town of Montepulciano, its splendid square, surrounded by magnificent palaces from the 1500s, its extraordinary underground medieval cellars, the elegant streets with small shops and artisan shops and wine bars. Be in love with Pienza, a UNESCO site, the charming village created by Pope Pius II, the extraordinary Renaissance cathedral, and the incredible view over the valley. Tasting of the delicious pecorino cheese. Visit the famous wine town of Montalcino and taste the celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wine in a winery. *** Trasportation is not included *you need of your own car for this tour. *I have my car I dont need to travel with you
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$436.78
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$436.78
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Wine trekking in Tuscany

Wine trekking in Tuscany

This hiking is a special tour for wine lovers. Along the way you will find many wineries and you can choose how many to stop for a visit and a wine tasting. You will walk along ancient paths through the iconic Montalcino vineyards. Other route options are available in the Montalcino or Chianti area. Sneakers shoes are needed
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.68
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$199.68
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Day trip in Chianti and Montalcino with local Gastronome

Day trip in Chianti and Montalcino with local Gastronome

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I believe that this tour is unique because I will take you to small and unique places that produce high quality and artisanal products, all in respect of nature. You will be able to have a good idea about the wine world of Tuscany but also take a deep dive into the gastronomic part of the culture. Since we are going to the 2 best areas for wine in Tuscany, and the whole world I would say, I think that this tour is a concentrate of beauty and pleasure that will let you meet a few of the best products that this land has to offer.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$223.38
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$223.38
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Hiking tour around Montalcino with wine tasting and typical lunch!

Hiking tour around Montalcino with wine tasting and typical lunch!

The chance to see the unique landscape of the Val d'Orcia and make a visit to a historic winery that has been producing Brunello di Montalcino for 26 generations. Panorama and unmissable flavors
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  • 4 hours
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$365.02
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The Sharp Cinque Terre Tour – From Sunrise to Sunset – Photo Tour & Workshop

The Sharp Cinque Terre Tour – From Sunrise to Sunset – Photo Tour & Workshop

We are Locals! We know these locations and towns like anyone else. We know which ones are the best hotels for you to live the true Tuscany experience, we know which ones are the best restaurants in these little towns and of course we know all the famous photographic locations that make this place so special! Workshops with Award-Winning Photographers, We want to make sure that you will have a visible growth in your photographic knowledge (and style) during your stay and we will do anything in our power to teach you everything you need to boost your photographic vision and your abilities, both on-the-field and in post-production. Small Groups Only, We set the limit to 5/6 people per week and this gave us the ability to perfectly follow every member of the tour without any rush. We want to be sure that you will always have the right attention and we want to be there if you have any doubt, at any time!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$311.99
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What are Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) hours of operation?
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Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) hours of operation: Tue–Sun 9am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 24 Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) costs USD 30.42. Guided Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) tours start around USD 30.42 per person. See all 24 Montalcino Fortress (Fortezza di Montalcino) tickets and tours on Viator.
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