Tuscany Countryside Day Trip from Rome

A pleasant day immersed in the greenery of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Admiring the lovely landscape of this region characterized by gentle hills, olives trees and vineyards, visit Cortona, with its Etruscan origins and its pretty city center, and the small town of Montepulciano, with its interesting wine cellars, tasting the so famous Noble wine of its local production. Lunch will be served in a local farmhouse in the area of Trasimeno Lake.
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Duration 13 hours


Multi-languageTour guide

Tour highlights

  • Cortona Cortona 
  • Castiglione del Lago Castiglione del Lago 
  • LunchLunch
  • MontepulcianoMontepulciano
  • Visit to the cellars and wine tastingVisit to the cellars and wine tasting

Guide languages:

Italian English
Meeting point

GREEN LINE TOURS – Booking Stazione Termini
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 Roma

Tour description

Think Italy – its history and culture. 

Dream of Italy – the rolling landscapes of the Renaissance artists. 

Imagine Italy — the food and the wine. 

Combine it all in this tour that takes you off the beaten track to experience just a taste of Italy's flavors and all that is so essentially Italian in part of Tuscany and Umbria.

Departing Rome and heading north across the Tiber valley, we reach Cortona, situated on the top of a hill at 500 metres above sea level. Founded in the 8th century B.C., it boasts Etruscan origins, and still retains its medieval aspect.

More recently depicted in the Oscar winning film “La Vita è Bella", and described by American novelist Frances Mayes in “Under the Tuscan Sun”, Cortona is enjoying a renewed popularity. Here, we stroll through the historic centre, discovering it’s hidden corners and absorbing the atmosphere of this picturesque town.

After a drive along the shores of Trasimeno Lake, lunch will be served in a typical countryside restaurant. In the early afternoon, driving through the gentle hills of the Chianti region, we reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano. The deep ruby red wine flavors, “Vino Nobile”, of this town is famous all over the world. Here, we visit one of its oldest wine cellars, carved out of the tufo rock, to discover some of the secrets of the winemakers and of course to taste the final result.

After the wine tasting, before coming back to Rome, enjoy a bit of free time through the narrow alleys of the town discovering its main monuments and the enchanting panoramic views to the Toscan hills.


  • Bus rideBus ride
  • Local guideLocal guide
  • LunchLunch
  • Wine tastingWine tasting
  • Contact our agency in advance to find out if a pick up service from your hotel is available.Contact our agency in advance to find out if a pick up service from your hotel is available.
  • Expected return to the Green Line office in Via Giovanni Amendola 32, near Termini StationExpected return to the Green Line office in Via Giovanni Amendola 32, near Termini Station

Not included:

  • DrinksDrinks

Things to know

Tour available from 1 April to 31 October

Time: Full day

Duration: about 11 hours

Departures are guaranteed with a minimum group of 6 participants.

We suggest comfortable sportswear and sneakers. In Summer time, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. 

The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Architectural barriers along the path. 

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