Val d’Orcia, immortalized in the paintings of Renaissance artists, is a stunning landscape of rolling fields, secluded farmhouses, cypress trees and vineyards. The ancient Roman Via Cassia once passed through on its journey north. Against this backdrop, taste delicious Tuscan cheeses and wines, first at a renowned winery where you’ll savor Montalcino wines and local products while visiting the cellars. Then in Pienza, join a dairy farmer to learn the process of making Pecorino – a wonderful and tasty artisanal cheese. Finally drive to hilltop Montepulciano, known for much more than its namesake wine and grapes. Montepulciano is a charming walkable Etruscan town, ripe for exploration on foot.