Abruzzo and Tuscany

 

DAY 01: ROME - TAGLIACOZZO - SULMONA - PESCARA

Departure from Hotel Cicerone, Rome, at 08.30. Departure for the Abruzzo Region with a stop in the town of Tagliacozzo, a city that is part of the club of the most beautiful villages in Italy with its medieval buildings at the foot of the Marsica mountains. Visit. Continuation to Sulmona, the city of the poet Ovidio, the confetti, typical bonbon used in ceremonies and the medieval aqueduct.  Lunch at your own, visit and departure to Pescara. Overnight in Pescara.

 

DAY 02: PESCARA - LANCIANO - ORTONA - PESCARA

Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning visit Pescara, the largest town in the region, a modern city that emerged on the ancient remains after the serious bombing of World War II. Here he great poet Gabriele D'Annunzio was born. Modern buildings alternate with a palace in the liberty style of the beginning of the 20th century and mansions from the Bourbon era. Next, departure for Lanciano, the city of the Eucharistic miracle that took place in the 18th century. Highlights the Church of San Francesco, a symbol of the event, the Cathedral and the medieval center. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit of Ortona, city of Roman origin, today famous for its beaches and the Aragonese fortress. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Pescara.

 

DAY 03: PESCARA - GIULIANOVA - TERAMO – L’AQUILA - PESCARA

Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning depart for Giulianova, one of the largest villages of the Adriatic, a city that hides in its historic center buildings from different eras, elegant churches, and chapels, palaces that recall the ancient splendor of the city. Continue to Teramo, ancient Italic and Roman city, halfway between the Apennines and the Coast. Around the Piazza del Municipio, an elegant and fascinating urban ensemble develops between palaces and churches of medieval times. Lunch on your own. Finally, arrival to L'Aquila, capital of the region, Roman and medieval city, famous for its Fontana Delle 99 cannelle, the Cathedral and for being an important university center. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Pescara.

 

DAY 04: PESCARA - GRAN SASSO - TIVOLI - ORVIETO - SIENA

Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will travel along the Panoramic roads that lead to the highest Apennines Massif, the Gran Sasso, surrounded by a mountain village, ideal places for a summer stroll and a base for skiing in winter. Continue to Tivoli with a stop in the historic center, where gardens, old houses, and baroque villas dominate the borough a few kilometers from Rome. Lunch on your own. Later, departure to Orvieto. Only the Gothic Cathedral, imposing and elaborate, would be worth the visit to admire its façade but the city of Pozzo di San Patrizio, offers nice corners to breathe the medieval air of the city, try the excellent wines or the renowned food. In the afternoon, departure to Siena. Overnight in Siena.

 

DAY 05: SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - VOLTERRA - SIENA

Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning is dedicated to the visit of the city. Surrounded by the Chianti woods on one side, from the hills on the other, the city seems to extend over a low hill, in a central position with respect to the lands that have always been its domain. The famous city of the Palio and Contradas fascinates by the thousands of colors of its flags, its twisted streets, the perfection of its gothic monuments, the fame of its illustrious children and the taste of the products that can be tried here. Depart for San Gimignano, the "city of the Towers", where you will visit Porta San Giovanni, Cisterna Square, Palazzo del Popolo, the Civic Museum and San Agostino. Free time for lunch. Continue to Volterra. Located on the highest point of a high hill, the city with its austere and medieval silhouette is famous for its alabaster craftsmanship. Visit of the city with the Square and the Priori Palace, Duomo, Baptistery, Pinacoteca and Civic Museum. Departure to Siena. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Siena.

 

DAY 06: SIENA - CHIANTI ROUTE - LUCCA - SIENA  

Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning, take the Strada del Chianti - the most famous wine in Italy. Along the way, you can see the charming hills, the picturesque villages with their ancient towers, the farms and of course the vineyards. Visit Castellina in Chianti, the old town and its walls. Then visit Greve in Chianti with its asymmetrical square with porches and terraces. Free lunch. Departure towards Lucca, a city surrounded by a wall of walls that have been preserved whole. Visit Napoleone Square, Province Palace, Duomo, Piazza San Martino, and Piazza Anfiteatro. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Siena.

 

DAY 07: SIENA - MONTEPULCIANO - PIENZA - MONTALCINO - ROME

Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning Depart for Montepulciano. The town, an art pearl of 1500, is located 750 meters above sea level on top of a hill near the Val of Chiana, in a territory already inhabited in the Etruscan and Roman times. It is owed its fame mainly by the production of the wine "Nobile", red of great quality. Continue to Pienza. This city is an essential stage for its artistic beauties and the good gastronomy typical of the place. The famous Piazza Pio II, Renaissance, overlooks the Cathedral, the Piccolomini Palace, the Palazzo Comunale, Borgia Palace and the wonderful panoramic promenade along the walls, which at one glance allows you to see the entire valley closed in the bottom for Mount Amiata. Exit towards Montalcino; the great fortress characterizes the city, which looms over the Asso, d'Aria and Orcia valleys. After some time and lunch at leisure continue to Rome. End of services.

 

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