An Over the Top full day Helicopter Tour discovering the beauty of Montepulciano and Orcia Valley, a land of great wines and amazing landscapes. The experience includes the private visit of a renowned winery and a lunch at the Michelin Starred Restaurant Il Falconiere.

Between the experiences you will have the chance to discover all the unique beauty of the valley south of Florence, flying toward the magic land of ancient Etruscans: Arezzo and the beauty of southern Tuscany passing by the old villages of Montepulciano and Cortona..

Montepulciano, is a renaissance town in Southern Tuscany and an important agricultural center, famous for it’s “Nobile” wine. Montepulciano lies on a hilltop in a panoramic position and is surrounded by the 15th century defensive works by “Antonio da Sangallo”. Birthplace of the famous poet Agnolo Ambrogini, called “Poliziano”.

Thanks to its history throughout the centuries, the town has preserved many architectural jewels and artistic treasures along side the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Our partners are so many different but all has a special feature: the excellence.

Starred Restaurant and great Wine Tasting

Have a Great Day with Montepulciano Wine & Gourmet Tour

Departures from Florence

Montepulciano Gourmet Wine and Food Helicopter Tour
Departure and Return to Florence – Tour TH13010105

Leonardo Helicopter A109S – Twin Engine


  Airbus Helicopter Leonardo A109S
Crew1 or 2
Seats5 or 6
H24Telephone Assistance
GPSAvailable at Reservation
Daily Experiences / Wine and Gourmet Tours
Bolgheri Wine & Gourmet Tour– HeliTour over Florence Arezzo and Cortona
– Landing and 2 hours of wine tasting at Avignonesi Winery
– Landing at Cortona & Gourmet Experience at Restaurant of Relais & Chateaux Il Falconiere
– HeliTour over Montepulciano area 
– Return to the departure place
– Wine at the Restaurant is excluded and must be paid on site

Flight Time  ’60 minutes


The Tour Includes

  • 9:30-10.00 Pick-up from your hotel (or closest helipad)
  • Sightseeing over Florence, Arezzo, Cortona
  • 10.15 Landing and 2 hours wine tasting at Avignonesi Winery
  • 12.30 Landing at Cortona
  • 12.45 Gourmet experience at Restaurant of Relais & Chateaux – Il Falconiere – for Lunch
  • Helitour over Montepulciano
  • 17.30 Take off from Montepulciano
  • 17.30 Return to Florence Helipad

Sarcofago degli Sposi

Etruscan Fresco


The Places


The Avignonesi Estate


Nestled in the green hills of Tuscany, near both Montepulciano and Cortona, the Avignonesi estate is a magical place with its characteristic and one-of-a-kind “vigna tonda” (round vineyard), the nineteenth-century villa, the antique underground cellar and the “vinsantaia” (Vin Santo cellar), the ageing room for Vin Santo and Occhio di Pernice, renowned for being among the very best sweet wines in the world.

Here Avignonesi welcomes guests that wish to touch by hand the fascinating world of wine, take a stroll through the vineyards or enjoy a superb guided wine tasting.


Il Falconiere Restaurant


Il Falconiere is part of the Relais and Chateaux group of hotels, and is located in a converted 17th century villa. It offers tables both inside and outside on the terrace, has a striking view of Cortona and over the surrounding Tuscan countryside, offering postcard-perfect vistas. The restaurant serves an excellent cuisine, reflecting the flavours and fragrances rooted in the land and its traditions, with dishes prepared with fresh and high-quality products, such as the unique Chianina beef.

Most vegetables and herbs used, are grown in the restaurant’s own garden.

Our Gourmet Tours will offer you an all-around experience made up of evocative views, visits of the most renowned wineries, tasting of fine wines and typical regional gastronomic delights. You will have the chance to walk the streets of ancient Chianti, of the Castles, of Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano and many more.