(Florence, Montepulciano, Siena)
Renaissance means “a rebirth” which is what you’ll experience when you visit Tuscany.
Explore a region of Italy that gave birth to the Renaissance movement. Wander the idyllic landscape with its rolling hills, rustic vineyards, olive groves, golden wheat fields, and medieval villages. Navigate hidden alleyways and ancient cobblestoned streets in search of a rich and orphic history. Take in Tuscany’s many extraordinary paintings, frescos and architectural masterpieces. Enjoy the wonderful cuisine and many fine wines from the Chianti region. In the evenings, relax in charming and comfortable accommodations.
Tour Florence on foot and visit the Uffizi Gallery that houses masterpieces like Raphael’s “Madonna of the Goldfinch” and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Annunciation.” Head to Signoria Square and marvel at the re-created duplicate of Michelangelo’s statue of “David.” Cross Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) which dates back to 1345. Wander Via Maggio and pick up an antique from the 16th century to add to your collection. Visit the historic San Lorenzo market and select the finest ingredients which you’ll then prepare in your afternoon cooking class. Tour the Montalcino and Brunello vineyards and bring home a bottle of wine that will remind you of your glorious Tuscan vacation.
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A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer to the airport in Florence today.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Grand Hotel Cavour (4*) is situated in the Duomo neighborhood of Florence, this property is near Duomo Works Museum, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, and Statue of David. Additional nearby points of interest include Bargello Museum. Recreational amenities at Grand Hotel Cavour include a health club and a fitness facility. Other amenities include a restaurant, complimentary breakfast, and a business center. Guestrooms have complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite television, and minibars; bathrooms include bidets and hair dryers.
Travel back to the Renaissance period during this half day walking tour that explores the renowned Italian city of Florence. This guided tour ensures that you visit some of the many landmarks and sites that have made Florence a global tourist hub, and one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This walking tour begins with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, boasting some true masterpieces of art including Raphael’s “Madonna of the Goldfinch” and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Annunciation.” The tour continues with a walk through the Signoria Square to marvel at the re-created duplicate of Michelangelo’s statue of “David.” Next is a visit to the elegant Ponte Vecchio, which translates to “old-bridge,” dating back to 1345, this bridge was actually built to replace the once previous bridge structure that was unfortunately swept away during a vicious flood. Along either end of the bridge, take this opportunity to view, and purchase if you’d like, some of the many items for sale including souvenirs, snacks and jewelry. Your final visits on this tour include stops at the 14th century Cathedral Square to view the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
Florence is a great city for browsing and shopping. The street for antiques is Via Maggio: some of the furnishings and objects d'art here are from the 16th century. Florence's Fifth Avenue is Via dei Tornabuoni, the place to head for the best quality leather goods, for the best clothing boutiques, and for stylish but costly shoes. Here you'll find everyone from Armani, Gucci, Versace, Coveri, to Ferragamo. Besides shops, Florence is rich in open-air markets. The Market of San Lorenzo, situated in the center of the city, is worth checking out. The New Market, where one can acquire leather goods and souvenirs, is sheltered under the sixteenth-century Loggia del Porcellino. At the Flea Market, near Piazza Santa Croce, where you may able to make good deals on small antique items.
On this course you can learn to cook a typical everyday Tuscan meal, starting off by choosing the ingredients in season. Under the expert guidance of a multilingual chef, you will visit the historic San Lorenzo central market, where you will select the ingredients that you will then use to prepare a four-course meal (starter, first course, second course and dessert) in a top class cooking school. The course will be followed by lunch with the dishes you have prepared, accompanied by a good Tuscan wine and a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Take a private train station transfer in Florence.
Take the train to Chiusi. Journey will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Your private driver will meet you at your hotel in Chiusi and transfer you to Montepulciano. The journey will take approximately 20 minutes.
Until the end of the 19th century Villa Cicolina (4*) was the country residence of a noble family of Montepuciano, it was built in late sixteenth century as the wooden capitals and doorposts show. In 2000 it was purchased by Andrea e Angela, two doctors travel lovers, who decided to transform it into a small relais. Restructuring the villa was inspired by the African lodges where the natural elements and the housing comfort blend together in perfect harmony. The restructuring process was fulfilled with a logic of total conservation of the furniture and decorations, we aimed to make our guests feel that the untouched spirit of the centuries go through the walls of Villa Cicolina.
Enjoy a half day walking tour with your private local guide. You will be met at your hotel and proceed on foot to view the top sights. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide is officially licensed. This personalized tour will give you local insight into the real history and hidden gems.
Enjoy this splendid Tuscan village or book one of the many local tour options at your hotel, including; day tour of Montalcino and Brunello vineyards, day tour of local vineyards with lunch, visit the house and property of La Foce a short drive from town.
Your private driver will meet you at your hotel in Montepulciano and transfer you to Chiusi. The journey will take approximately 20 minutes.
Enjoy the train ride to Siena. Journey will take approximately 1h 15m.
Take a private train station transfer with a private vehicle and driver.
The Hotel Athena (4*) is located in the historic centre of Siena, approximately 500 metres from the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, in a quiet and easily accessible area with a wonderful panorama. The property is a fully air conditioned hotel, with all the necessary comforts for a relaxing stay including a bar and a restaurant The hotel has 100 single, double, triple and quadruple rooms. All rooms feature private bathroom with hairdryer. The accommodations are furthermore equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, heating and Internet access.
Enjoy a half day walking tour with your private local guide. You will be met at your hotel and proceed on foot to view the top sights. Discover the most unusual and unforgettable aspects of Siena, including the Cathedral Crypt. See the city's monuments and hidden alleyways, which all give a true insight into Sienese Life. The tour starts from the Campo Square, following the pilgrims, wayfarers, artists, merchants and saint's and the traces they left behind in courtyards, fine old churches and forgotten frescoes. The tour will end with the 13th century frescoes in the Cathedral Crypt.
You will be guided in the discovery of the marvellous unspoilt landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, unravelling before your eyes in a harmony of colours that only the hills of this region can give you. Visit ancient churches, medieval castles and little hamlets where the pace of life has remained unchanged over the course of time. Explore the fantastic settings and soak in their ancient traditions. The tour then continues to San Gimignano, a medieval town that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano, distinguished by its world famous, characteristic towered skyline, stands along the via Francigena on the hills of upper Val D’Elsa. The town is also famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron and the precious Santa Fina pottery. Your guide will accompany you to every corner of the town characterised by beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways. Guided tour of a wine estate with sampling of wines, bruschettas, sliced cold meats and salami included.
Enjoy the transfer from Siena to Florence in a private chauffeured driven vehicle with English speaking driver.
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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