Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

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Loc. Molinello

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona produces wines, grappas and olive oils in a beautiful swath of southern Tuscany. The estate itself dates back to the 17th century, making it a great stop for historians as well as gourmands.

If you plan on visiting this winery, you'll want to be sure to take a guided tour. Recent visitors rave about the talented tour guides and their abundant amount of wine knowledge — you'll be a wine connoisseur by the time you leave. Tours give visitors access to all three of the wine cellars where you can learn how wine is produced. You'll find the winery in Montalcino on the hills flanking the Orcia River. For more information on this winery, visit its website

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