Rome & Area
(San Casciano dei Bagni)
Explore Italy by Ferrari as you embark on a multi-day round trip from Rome to Tuscany! Put your driving skills to the ultimate test following a guide through the medieval hill towns of Tuscany, then unwind in the famed thermal pools of Fonteverde. Sample the subtle Italian blend of art, fashion, gastronomy, architecture and spectacular scenery from behind the wheel of one of the world’s most exotic automobiles. Relax at the world-class spa hotel located in the midst of the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia and experience the best way to explore Italy.
You will be met at Rome Fiumicino International Airport and transferred by private car to the splendid Hotel De Russie, at Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome.
Visit the famous Ferrari Shop today to inspire you for your upcoming journey. After visiting the shop, enjoy the wonders of the "Eternal City". Explore some of its most beautiful sights and most revered antiquity: the Coliseum & Forum, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
Dinner is at leisure this evening. Some suggestions that you may consider for fine dining are: La Pergola (3 Michelin stars), Il Pagliaccio (2 Michelin stars), Agata e Romeo (1 Michelin star), Il Convivio-Troianior L’Altro Mastai (Paid locally).
The Hotel de Russie is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the beautiful city of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel de Russie while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access. Whether visiting Rome on business or pleasure, Hotel de Russie's picturesque gardens and spa facilities combined with impeccable service will provide you with a complete escape and allow you to experience the very best of Rome. A special Programme for Children is also available at the Hotel de Russie. Under new Roman law, hotels charge a small amount per traveller per day as a “tourist tax”, which needs to be paid locally through your hotel in Rome. Amounts may vary, but currently the cost is 2EUR per person for 2* & 3* hotels and 3EUR for 4* & 5* hotels. The charges will be added to your bill upon check out and are non-negotiable.
After breakfast transfer by limousine from your hotel to Civitavecchia’s Porto Riva di Traiano, the nearest port on the Roman coast. Sip a welcome aperitif in the exclusive Sporting Yacht Club followed by a dedicated Ferrari briefing, with the cars scenically displayed in front of the yachts. Your private Tour Director will explain the finer details of the controls of your Ferrari, focusing on how to handle the F1 paddle-gear shifting behind the steering wheel. In the meantime, your luggage will be whisked away by VIP shuttle and you will find it later on in your hotel room. After some time to practice behind the wheel of your Ferrari and haven taken a guided test drive, depart along the panoramic and enchanting roads of the mythical Mille Miglia towards southern Tuscany, passing Viterbo, Bolsena, Acquapendente, and Radicofani. Throughout the journey, the Ferraris and the Tour Director’s Alfa Romeo will be in touch by walkie-talkie. Today's destination is the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort in San Casciano dei Bagni.
Enjoy lunch in La Pineta restaurant, famous for the art of cooking and the delicious taste of the fish cuisine. Take in the splendid views over the lake from the restaurant.
This afternoon depart for Pienza to visit the birthplace of Pope Pius II birthplace. Designed with the precise architectural code to be the ideal Renaissance town, Pienza’s charm is enhanced by the white stone cathedral, Palazzo Piccolomini with its fine courtyard, Palazzo Borgia, a graceful Piazza and staggering views across the Val d’Orcia. After having had some time to stroll around town, depart for Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort.
Take advantage of the thermal pool, the bioaquam® circuit (with its various hydromassages) or any other spa treatment offered by the highly reputable spa resort of Fonteverde set in the midst of the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia (southern Tuscany). The following spa treatments are included in your package: BioAcquam, Etruscan circuit with sauna, hot plate, Turkish bath and access to therapeutic spa pools. Other treatments can be arranged and paid for directly at the spa.
Meet in the hotel lobby of the hotel this evening at 7pm for a private transfer to Cetona, where you will have the opportunity of having an unforgettable dinner. Our suggestion for dinner would be La Frateria di Padre Eligio Mondo X (Cetona). La Frateria di Padre Eligio Mondo X has been created in one of the most beautiful monuments ever built by man - St. Francis’ Convent. Founded by St. Francis in 1212, you will find an authentic representation of convent life in the Dark Ages.
In the ancient spa of San Casciano Dei Bagni lies the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort (5*). Here on the borders between Tuscany/Lazio and Umbria this aristocratic residence, built around a seventeenth-century portico, has been restored to its former splendour. Italian style and the art of hospitality flourish. An on-site avant-gard spa blends the natural environment and oriental discipline to produce a luxurious relaxation for the mind and body. Indeed, the mineral-rich, natural warm spring waters that emerge here have multiple therapeutic benefits.
After breakfast, check out of the Fonteverde and depart by Ferrari to Siena, passing the next milestones of the Mille Miglia: San Quirico d’Orcia and Buonconvento en route. At the wheel of his Alfa Romeo, your Tour Director will guide you on a picturesque route past ancient villages, vineyards and rolling farmland. Arrive in Siena, an unspoiled mediaeval city, world-renowned for its Palio horse race. Once the seat of power in the Province of Tuscany, evidence of the city’s glorious history is seen in the Town Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) and the staggering gothic Cathedral.
Stroll down to eat lunch at your leisure and watch the world go by in Siena’s main square Piazza del Campo.
After lunch visit the historical landmarks of Siena and then take some time to explore the shops and boutiques that line the winding cobbled streets. Depart by Ferrari for the Roman coast stopping off along the way at the charming town of Bagno Vignoni or San Quirico d’Orcia. Arrive in Ladispoli just outside Rome and check-in to the magnificent Hotel La Posta Vecchia.
*An alternative route today could take you through Orvieto - you can let your Tour Director know which route you would prefer to take today.*
Enjoy your dinner in the famous Cesar Restaurant. Since chef Michele Gioia earned The Cesar a 1 star Michelin, the restaurant has been attracting an increasing number of diners who drive out from Rome or hop off their cruise ships at Civitavecchia for lunch or dinner.
On the waterfront, the clink of cutlery and the murmur of conversation mingle with the gentle lapping of the Tyrrhenian Sea… Welcome to La Posta Vecchia, a breathtakingly splendid house that used to belong to Paul Getty. The American billionaire transformed it into a temple of art, which preserved all of its natural splendour. Bathtubs in Carrara marble, Venetian chandeliers, Gobelins tapestries… this is the perfect address for those who like spacious artistic and sophisticated interiors, magnificent gardens, and who want to enjoy a sea view without staying too far from the excitement of Rome. Weather permitting, dining on the outdoor patio of the Cesar Restaurant, which serves the very best Mediterranean cuisine, offers a moment of pure pleasure.
A private tour of the Tarquinia area, famous for its Etruscan tombs, or a transfer to the centre of Rome for shopping or sightseeing can be arranged on request.
After breakfast you can take it easy in the splendid property of La Posta Vecchia. A dip in the sea from the private beach, a stroll around the park, a swim in the indoor pool or a visit to the archaeological museum will perfectly round up your stay. You feel not guests of a hotel, but of a private noble residence!
A Private transfer will take you to the destination of your choice in Rome or to Rome Fiumicino InternationalAirport for your return flight.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Italy for the most up to date visa information.
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