Umbria and Tuscany are, without a doubt, two of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Both the regions are famed for their rolling hills and vineyards, medieval hill towns and fantastic food. Last by not least Rome, the eternal city where modern and old, past and present, go side by side, all the time.
DAY 1: Arrival at Rome Airport. Transfer to Perugia and check in at Hotel San Clement Relais.
A lovely place to stay in a business area, 7 km away from Arco Etrusco. Operating in Perugia since 1990, this hotel features historical architecture and modern comforts. The hotel has an ancient park, 50.000 square meters, with two swimming pools.
DAY 2: After breakfast, enjoy an escorted tour of Perugia, a wonderful city steeped in history. It dates back to the Etruscan period and is a well-known artistic centre of Italy. Home of beautiful churches like the Cathedral and S. Lorenzo or the Basilica of the Domenician Order, Medieval fountains, Etruscan arches and ancient viaducts. Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant in the centre of the city, in the afternoon leisure time. Dinner free.
DAY 3: After breakfast, visit of the city of Montefalco where, from the top of its walls, the view expands across the entire fertile Umbrian Valley. Continue the tour at a famous winery producing Sagrantino di appreciated by connoisseurs. Enjoy the wine tasting of some of the most representative white and red wines of the area accompanied by delicious local culinary products. Evening free time and dinner to a typical Italian Pizzeria.
DAY 4: After breakfast, visit Assisi, later in the afternoon transfer to Florence and check in at Glance Hotel Florence.
DAY 5: After breakfast, morning free time. In the afternoon full escorted private walking tour with our local guide. Florence is famous for its wealth of fine art and architecture and was long ruled by the Medici family. Monuments and art sites not to be missed are the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Giotto belltower, the St. John’s Baptistery, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce. Just to mention few, but ht elist can grow longer because each part of Florence and each street contains an art treasure. Dinner in a typical trattoria.
DAY 6: After breakfast, transfer to the Chianti Area for a Chianti wine tour (with a tasting of Chianti, Chianti Classico, Riserva and Super Tuscans). Visit of the exquisite winery “Cantina Marchese Antinori”, probably the best one in Italy with a tour of vineyard & cellar, lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit of the Village Greve in Chianti. The rest of the day is at your own disposal.
DAY 7: After breakfast, transfer to Pisa to visit its leaning tower and Cathedral Square. Looking around the Piazza del Duomo, or Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) you will find typical examples of Romanesque buildings and the classic Pisan style of architecture. We suggest you also visit the Duomo, begun in 1063 and clearly articulated and richly decorated using white marble.
DAY 8: Transfer to Rome. On the way a stop in Siena and enjoy walking around the walled city standing firmly planted in the Middle Ages preserving its original character more markedly than any other city in Italy. Lunch in Siena in a typical restaurant, later in the afternoon arrival to Rome, check in at Hotel Crowne Plaza St Peter
DAY 9: After breakfast, your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby eager to lead you on an intimate introductory tour of Rome, and take you along the iconic monuments connected to the Eternal City.
DAY 10: After breakfast, continue discovering the masterpieces of Rome by visiting Colosseum, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Steps or Vatican Museums. Afternoon a three hours Cookery Class to learn how to make some Italian’s classic dishes, the art of homemade pasta from scratch following an ancient recipe or a delicious and authentic Tiramisù.
DAY 11: End of the journey. Private transfer to the airport for the departure.
Arrival airport Rome
Accommodation in double/twin classic room at:
- 3 nights Hotel Crowne Plaza (Rome)
- 3 nights Hotel San Clement Relais (Perugia)
- 4 nights Hotel Glance (Florence)
Meals Breakfast in hotel included + 5 extras meals as specified in the program
Transfers from the Airport to the Hotels and return
Wine Tasting experience (possibility to have another one on the way from Florence to Rome)
Cooking class in Rome