Best of Italy: Tuscany, Florence, Umbria and Rome

A complete travel to discover the essence of Italy with your local travel experts

How long does it take to fall in love with Italy? With Valdichiana Living few seconds! You will visit the best of central Italy starting from Tuscany, Montepulciano and Siena Province, where you will enjoy the beauty of the unique landscape and the authentic flavours such as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Pecorino di Pienza Cheese and Chianina meat and the wellness of the thermal baths. From here you will visit Florence, Siena and Cortona like Frences in Under the Tuscan Sun. Assisi, San Francis's town in Umbria, is also one of the city you will visit. There you will breath the spiritual atmosphere and enjoy the beauty of Umbria. Last stop: Rome, the ethernal city. With a guided tour you will visit Rome with different eyes appreciating the Great Beauty. You won't miss the highlights: Vatican and the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. 

 

€ 3680 per person in double room
€ 55,00 per day Extra charge For Room In Single Occupancy

 

PROGRAM

DAY 1
Arrive in Valdichiana Senese and check in

 

DAY  2
Guided Visit of Cortona, a small charming town, enclosed by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, sits on the top of a hill about 600 meters (about 1968 feet) above sea level. This dominant position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding Valdichiana.
Visit of a winery with wine tasting and light lunch with typical products.
Free time in Cortona
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY 3
Guided visit of Florence.
Florence is a city whose charm and splendid past have remained unaltered.
At least, this is how the enchanting Tuscan capital appears – it continues enchant,  by means of its artistic masterpieces, colored marbles and architectural works  that evoke the pomp and circumstance that it bore as the leading city that developed the art and culture dictums of the Renaissance. 
Free time in Florence                         
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY 4
Free day.

 

DAY 5
Visit of a winery in Montepulciano and tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano
Visit of a second winery in Montepulciano and light lunch in winery       
Free time in Montepulciano
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY  6
Guided visit of Siena. Siena, is a magnificent city of art with  characteristic alleys, wards (rioni) and towers, artisan shops and buildings that make. Entrance and guided visit of Museo di  Fortenuova and the visit of   Bottini (the ancient aqueducts extend like a labyrinth  under the city).
Visit of a winery in Chianti Light lunch with typical product with wine tasting
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY 7
Free time
Cooking class and dinner in farm holiday The Tuscan way of life told through food. Together with the local housewives, you will undertake a typical local cooking course, cooking dishes that are simple and tasty at the same time, typical of the sharecropping period. All the ingredients of the course are selected according to seasonality and focusing on local zero-miles productions.

 

DAY  8
Etruscans wonders in Valdichiana Senese.
A journey through the history of the Etruscans, i.e. the people who inhabited Tuscany and central Italy from the 7th century B.C. onwards. This journey will take you through the capital cities of this culture – Chianciano, Chiusi and Sarteano, surprising you at every stage.
Lunch with typical product on the shores of the lake of Chiusi
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY  9
Visit of a Pecorino Cheese factory with tasting of   different types of famous Pecorino Cheese and cheese making.
Guided visit of historical centre of Pienza. Time to head towards the hills of Val d'Orcia and Pienza, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will walk through the alleys of the"ideal city" of the Renaissance, whose urban layout has been defined as an admirable example of architecture. Free Time in Pienza.
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY 10
Free time
Dinner in the wineyard. In the evocative setting of the vineyard, you will taste the dishes of a typical Tuscan menu, prepared respecting the seasonality and local productions, paired with wines from the territory of the Valdichiana Senese. Prepare to spend the night in pure joy in the open fields of Tuscany.
Return in hotel

 

DAY 11
Chianina Tour. We will take you on a visit to a Chianina farm, where you will closely observe the beauty, the meekness and the grandeur of this magnificent animal with a white mantle. You will discover the history of the Chianina breed and its deep connection with this territory. Resistant, strong, tame, these beautiful animals have been the engine of agriculture in the Valdichiana before the arrival of agricultural machinery. Today their meat is considered one of the best in the world; the famous Florentine T-bone steak, for example, comes from the Chianina calves. After visiting the farm, you will taste the PGI Chianina meat with a tasting-lunch.
Free time and dinner in hotel

 

DAY 12
Visit of Assisi. The basilica of San Francesco is an imposing church on 2 levels consecrated in 1253. The 13th century frescoes portraying the life of San Francesco have been attributed, among others, to Giotto and Cimabue.
Lunch and free time in Assisi and walk in the Trasimeno lake
Return in hotel and dinner

 

DAY 13
Relax day at Fonteverde Spa in San Casciano Dei Bagni
Dinner in hotel

 

DAY 14
Check out and departure for Roma
Guided visit of Roma. Roma is the capital city of Italy and has a history of 28 centuries. Roma’s history artistic, architectural and cultural history that has influenced the whole world and dates back to almost
3000 years ago. The ancient ruins like the Forum and the Colosseum testify to the power of the ancient Roman Empire. In the Vatican City, home of the Catholic Church, there are the Basilica of St. Peter and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo.
Light lunch and free time in Roma.
Dinner and night in hotel in Roma

 

 

What it includes


Stay

Accommodation for 13 night in hotel 3* or farm holiday in Valdichinana Senese with breakfast
Accommodation for 1 nights in hotel 3* in Roma with breakfast


Tour

Guided Visit of Cortona
Guided visit of Siena.
Guided visit of Florence
Visit of a winery with wine tasting and light lunch with typical products.
Visit of a winery in Montepulciano and wine tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano
Visit of a winery in Chianti Light lunch with typical product with wine tasting
Visit of a Pecorino Cheese factory
Visit to a Chianina farm and lunch 
Cooking class and dinner in farm holiday
Tasting of different types of famous Pecorino Cheese and cheese making
Dinner in the wineyard


Visite

Guided visit of historical centre of Pienza
Visit of Assisi
Guided visit of Roma and Vatican City


Meals

9 dinners in hotels
Lunch with typical product in Chius


Tickets

Entrance at Uffizi Gallerie
Entrance and guided visit of Museo diFortenuova
Entrance to museum of Chianciano
Entrance to museum of Chiusi
Entrance to museum of Sarteano
Entrance at Fonteverde Sp


Trasporti

Transfer service for the 15 days. Transfer from/to the airport is not include, available on request. 


Notes

- Price is valid for a minimum of 6 people plus one tour leader;
- Itinerary may vary;
- Price does not include tourist tax to be paid on site at the moment of arrival; 
- Price may vary
- Price includes accommodation and services according to program

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