Umbria and Tuscany

 

DAY 01: ROME – TIVOLI – MARMORE FALLS – SPOLETO - ASSISI

Meet with our guide and minibus in the hotel lobby at 08.30. Departure to Tivoli, beautiful village in the surroundings of Rome, famous for its villas, UNESCO World Heritage. Visit the old town. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, on the way to Spoleto, a short stop at Marmore to admire the most beautiful Italian falls in the heart of Umbria. Continue to Spoleto, city of 40,000 inhabitants of Roman origin that keeps symbolic monuments like the Bridge of the Towers or the Arch of Drusus and more recent like the Cathedral and the Albornozian Rock. Finally, arrival in Assisi. Accommodation.

 

DAY 02: ASSISI - PERUGIA - TODI - ASSISI

Breakfast at the Hotel. A nice walk in the old town of Assisi will end with a visit to the Basilica of Saint Francis. Then depart for Perugia, the capital of the Umbrian region, ancient Etruscan center and rich city of history and art. You can admire the Palazzo dei Priori, the Fontana Maggiore, the Etruscan Gate, the Cathedral and the medieval wall. Lunch at leisure. Continue for Todi. In the afternoon, stroll through the historic center of this pretty walled village and protected by the Rock of 1373; you can see the Cathedral, the People's Square, the Palace of Priors and the Church of Consolation, built by Bramante. Return to Assisi via panoramic itinerary. Overnight in Assisi.

 

DAY 03: ASSISI - GUBBIO – CITTA' DI CASTELLO - ASSISI

Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning visit of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli at the bottom of the hill of Assisi. Continue to Gubbio, a beautiful city that is located 500 meters above sea level and shows traces of different dominations, from the Roman to the papal. Highlights include the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, the Capitán's Palace and the Palazzo Dei Consoli. Then continue to Città di Castello. After lunch at leisure visit the city, the largest center of the Upper Tiber Valley, which presents narrow and picturesque streets along with majestic and elegant squares, where some of the historical palaces of greater interest and beauty arise. Return to Assisi via panoramic itinerary. Overnight in Assisi.

 

DAY 04: ASSISI - ORVIETO - SIENA

Breakfast at the Hotel. You leave Assisi to reach the most important city on the way between Umbria and Rome: Orvieto. Only the Gothic Cathedral, imposing and elaborate, would be worth the visit to admire its façade but the city of Pozo de San Patricio, offers nice corners to breathe the medieval air of the city, try the excellent wines or the renowned food. Lunch at leisure. Departure to Siena and afternoon at your own in the old town. Overnight in Siena.

 

DAY 05: SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - VOLTERRA - SIENA

Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning dedicated to the visit of the city. Surrounded by the Chianti woods on one side, from the hills on the other, Siena is the city of the Palio and Contrada 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. Departure to 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. Lunch at leisure. Continue to Volterra. Located on the highest point of a hill, the city with its austere and medieval silhouette is famous for its alabaster craftsmanship. Visit the Square and the Priori Palace, Duomo, Baptistery, Pinacoteca and Civic Museum. Continue 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 - Ruta 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. Lunch at leisure. Depart towards Lucca, a city surrounded by a wall of walls that have been preserved. Visit Napoleone Square, Province Palace, Duomo, Piazza San Martino, and Piazza Anfiteatro. Overnight in Siena.

 

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

Breakfast at the Hotel. Depart to 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, on top of a hill overlooking the Orcia Valley, 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 three Asso, d'Aria and Orcia valleys. Lunch at leisure and to return to Rome.

 

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