Rome - Rome

from AU$1,140.00 AU$1,083.00

Begin with a delightful trip through the rolling hills of the Chianti Region. Travel to the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village rich of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy, the Nobile di Montepulciano. Stop for a visit to a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines and local products such as ham, cheese, and salami. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II and also well‑known for its pecorino cheese.
Continue to Siena for a visit of the old city centre. Walk along the medieval streets admiring the
splendid palaces. See the Cathedral and Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and sight of the famous 600 year old horse race, Il Palio. (D)
Depart for San Gimignano, a tiny medieval city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Proceed to Tavarnelle Val di Pesa located within the Chianti Classico “Gallo Nero” region, where a stop will be made at the farmhouse La Tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch. Proceed to Pisa for free time and then a walking tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower, The Baptistery and other beautiful monuments. Continue to La Spezia. (B,D)
Depart by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. The Cinque Terre is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. Enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will get to admire this amazing landscape from the sea*, like in a postcard. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere and the most important villages. You will be able to visit Portovenere, Vernazza, and Monterosso at your leisure. Board the train from Monterosso and return to La Spezia. (B,D)
* In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train.
Travel to Carrara for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Michelangelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. By visiting the quarry museum you will admire ancient tools, some sculptures and the quarryman’s house. Continue to Montecarlo di Lucca, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca. This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. Stop and visit a farmhouse where the owners will have you taste delicious Tuscan food specialities, from olive oil to cheese, from bread to wine and of course pasta, which you will taste with different wines. Return to Rome. (B)

Includes

- Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
- 2 nights accommodation in 4❂ hotels
- Touring with multi-lingual guide
- Meals as per itinerary
- 3 wine tastings with local products
- Boat trip along the Cinque Terre coast

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature

Accommodation

4❂ hotels:
- Siena
- La Spezia

Things to note

- Tours on this page do not include any tourist taxes that may apply. These will need to be paid directly to the hotel.
- Sequence of the tours is subject to change.
- Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore, coach change may be required.
- The same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.
- Pre and post accommodation may be required.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Rome, Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, San Gimignano, Tavarnelle, Pisa, La Spezia, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Carrara, Montecarlo di Lucca

Countries Visited

Italy

Duration

4 Days

Start City

Rome

End City

Rome

Type

Escorted Tour

Languages

English

Departure Day

Sunday

Departures

Apr 8 - Oct 21, 2018

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