Gastronomy, Wine And Art – 11 days
This tour offers an immersion in the traditions of secular cities of the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio through art and wine tasting and typical dishes of Italian cuisine
1 Day FLORENCE
Arrival in Florence, meet our representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
2 Day FLORENCE
Morning guided vist of Florence.
The city was created by the Romans in the first century and was the cradle of the biggest art revolution: Renaissance. Discover Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and its cupola created by Brunelleschi. Visit also Campanile Giotto and Baptistère with the famous « Heaven’s gate ».
Continue your visit with the Piazza della Signoria and the Palazzio Vecchio.
Lunch at traditional restaurant. Free afternoon for shopping or further sightseeing. Evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
3 Day VOLTERRA–SAN GIMIGNANO
Departure for VOLTERRA, one of Tuscany’s most unusual cities. Guided tour of the beautiful medieval town with its superb Priori Palace, home of the Art Museum. Visit to the Cathedral, the Etruscan Museum, the Etruscan Arch and a walk along the majestic cliffs. Next stop in SAN GIMIGNANO (UNESCO Word Heritage List ), the city of towers: one of the best preserved Medieval city in Italy.
Free Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
In the afternoon visit of the picturesque Cistern and Cathedral Squares: the Collegiata, Palace of the People with the Art Museum and Saint Augustine’s. Late afternoon transfer to hotel in Siena. Dinner and overnight stay.
4 Day SIENA
Visit of the medieval city, its historical center is delimited by an enclosure of 7km long. Visit of Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares of the world. Discovery of cathedral, also called « Il Duomo ». Some masterpieces adorn the sanctuary like Michel-Ange sculptures. Then, visit of Saint Dominique church which holds magnificent painting. Lunch at local restaurant.
Free afternoon to continue to enjoy this beautiful town. Dinner and overnight stay.
5 Day SIENA- MONTALCINO-PIENZA-PERUGIA
Departure for Montalcino where there will be a wine tasting at a local and well-known vineyard. There is time to appreciate the situation of the town before dining in a local restaurant. After lunch we move onto Pienza where there is free time to visit the shops selling the famous sheep cheese “Pecorino” .and to see the beauty of this the first planed renaissance towns. Depart for Perugia. Check-in at hotel, diner and overnight stay.
6 Day PERUGIA-ASSISI
Breakfast at the hotel. The town was one of the most powerful cities of the Etruscans. Guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy, graced by the Fontana Maggiore. Admire the gothic cathedral, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, and Perugia’s stunning medieval municipal palace. Then, a special treat: visit the original PERUGINA BACI CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and taste Italy’s most delectable candy. Lunch in local restaurant. Afternoon depature for Assisi.
We will walk on the same streets where Saint Francis was born and lived, admire his extraordinary life described via Giotto and Cimabue frescos in the magnificent Basilica.
Visit of the Church of S.Damiano to enter a spiritual life and the move on to the upper part of the town to admire the views over this historic city. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
7 Day PERUGIA- TODI– ORVIETO
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a guided tour of Todi, an undiscovered jewel of Umbria, with its striking church of Santa Maria della Conciliazione. Lunch in a traditional restaurant with explanations of the dishes served. Head to Orvieto. Arrival in Orvieto and be amazed by its position and the stunning Cathedral which dominates the town and you will understand why it is nicknamed the “Zebra Cathedral”. Check-in at hotel, diner and overnight stay.
8 Day ORVIETO-ROME
Depart after breakfast. Arrival and check-in to your Hotel In Rome you can spend the day at leisure your tour manager will be able to assist you. Check-in at hotel, diner and overnight stay.
9º Day – ROME
Breakfast at hotel and city tour to discover the emblematic places of the Eternal city (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Spain, Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Palatine, Campidoglio, among others). Optional visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Dinner and overnight.
10º Day – ROME
Breakfast at hotel. Free day for excursions to Capri or Napoli or Tivoli. Dinner and
11 Day ROME-FIUMICINO AIRPORT
Breakfast at hotel and trasfert to Fiumicino Airport
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