After breakfast we will start our journey through the Tuscan art with a tour of Daniel Spoerri's garden.
This sculpture garden is modern art at its finest and most organic. It was founded by Daniel Spoerri in 1991 and includes works by more than 40 national and internationally renowned contemporary artists.
Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri is perhaps best know for his Eat Art Gallery in Dusseldorf, and the artist dedicated much of his career exploring sculpture art through non conventional mediums.
Stone sculptures of men, animals and other figures are almost hidden between olive groves and chestnut trees, and the effect is astounding. Spoerri deliberately wanted to weave botany and art together to demonstrate that the two forms are inseparable.
At the end of our visit, we’ll have lunch in the restaurant of the Garden.
After lunch we’ll continue with a visit to the town of Montalcino, famous for its magnificent view over the Tuscan countryside and its wine, the “Brunello di Montalcino”!
In Montalcino we will visit a winery presenting a new concept for wine making.
The vines are all supplied with a music system and classical music is played to the plants.
It is an experiment carried out by the University of Firenze and has given excellent results.
As you walk around the vineyards of this property, you will feel completely immersed in the harmonies of Mozart, resonating gently along the vine rows and across the hills before you. We’ll then have the chance to taste the sublime wines of this winery.
Return to the hotel near Cortona and overnight.