Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza

Article - Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza 2-657The Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza gives you a little taste of every aspect of Tuscany…a medieval hill town, Renaissance architecture, Italian history, Tuscan landscapes, and wine tasting. What a great way to spend 3 hours of your vacation!

During this accessible Tuscany tour, you will visit two of the most impressive and accessible towns in southern Tuscany, Montepulciano and Pienza.

Montepulciano is typical of the many medieval and Renaissance hill towns that dot the Tuscan country-side. In addition to visit the town center and two churches, you will also have an accessible wine tasting opportunity here.

Pienza is an entirely different town where the city centre was built in a short period of time by Pope Pius II in the 15th century. It is so significant in human history that the entire town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The route for the Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza has been designed for disabled participants. It is fairly flat (apart from the one hill described below), and has short walking/rolling distances.

 

Tour Highlights in Montepulciano

  • Tempio di San Biagio church
  • Old town center of Montepulciano including Piazza Grande
  • Montepulciano Cathedral
  • Contucci Winery

 

Tour Highlights in Pienza

  • Piazza Dante Alighieri
  • Piazza Pio II
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Story of Pope Pius II’s utopian village
  • Taste superb local pecorino cheese
  • View of the Tuscan countryside from the city wall

Note: This tour can be shortened to Montepulciano-only (2 hours) or Pienza-only (1.5 hours). You can also add Montalcino to make this a 5-6 hour tour.

 

 
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Accessibility Details

The Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it uses step-free routes and short distances. It did not get a higher rating because you will encounter cobblestones, one steep street in Montepulciano, and one small lip at the San Biagio church. You will also need to provide your own transportation between the two cities. 

If you choose to only visit Pienza, the accessibility rating of the tour goes up to 4 Star Sage Accessibility because you avoid the steep street in Montepulciano.

 

This accessible Tuscany guided tour avoids steep streets that are present in some Tuscan towns. You won’t encounter anything like the two streets shown below.

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The Tempio di San Biagio church in Montepulciano has a small lip at the entrance.

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Piazza Grande in Montepulciano is covered in cobblestones but is fairly flat.

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During the Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza, you will encounter one short steep hill to reach the Contucci winery (shown on the left). A portable ramp will be requested for wheelchair users and mobility scooter users to enter the building.

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When your tour guide leads you through Pienza, you will use flat streets and a wheelchair ramp to enter the church.

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If you choose to add Montalcino to your tour, you should be prepared for some steep hills.

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Activity Details

Tour duration: 3 hours
Cost: €210 for 1 to 2 people, €260 for 3 to 4 people, €310 for 5 to 6 people
* Get €20 off when you book an accessible Tuscany vacation package
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 9:30 am
Meet-up place: San Biagio church in Montepulciano
Dress code: Covered shoulders and knees for interior church visits
Maximum number of people on tour: 16 people
Entrance tickets: Not necessary
Cancellation policy: 90% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals, transportation, and gratuities.

 

Other Nearby Accessible Activities

The Accessible Food Tour in Siena Italy and the Accessible Italian Cooking Class in Tuscany are other nearby accessible activities that you can enjoy during your trip.

 

Nearby Accessible Accommodation

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