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Country Roads of Umbria and Tuscany

Country Roads of Umbria and Tuscany (Insight Vacations)
 

Summary:

This magical journey devotes quality time to the medieval hill towns and evocative landscapes of Italy’s two most famous regions. Enjoy favorite recipes and classic wines as you meet with local people to hear their fascinating stories.

Duration
9 Days
Cities
6
Next Departure
30-May-2021
Starting at
USD 2,695.00
USD 2,358.00
Price per day
USD 262.00

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Country Roads of Umbria and Tuscany

Summary

This magical journey devotes quality time to the medieval hill towns and evocative landscapes of Italy’s two most famous regions. Enjoy favorite recipes and classic wines as you meet with local people to hear their fascinating stories.

Day 1.
Welcome To Rome
Day 2.
Sistine Chapel, Cooking In Orvieto And On To Perugia
Day 3.
Perugia Sightseeing & Free Time
Day 4.
Assisi, In Search Of St. Francis
Day 5.
Tuscany To Cortona, Siena And San Gimignano
Day 6.
San Gimignano Sightseeing And Free Time
Day 7.
Florence And Tuscan Countryside Experience
Day 8.
Country Drive To Ancient Rome
Day 9.
Arrivederci Roma

Visited cities (6): Fiumicino, Florence, Perugia, Pisa, Rome, Siena

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Mt Subasio: Follow the evolution of the olive, from tree to table, with a tasting at a family-run olive mill.
  • Rome: Welcome Dinner as you dine at your hotel's restaurant, Unique al Palatino.
  • San Gimignano: Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan gelato parlour of world champion gelato maestro, Sergio Dondoli for a taste of his finest frozen treats.
  • Perugia: You are offered a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening. Choose your own ambience, cuisine and drinks for an intimate culinary experience.
  • Tuscany: Nestled in the rolling hills surrounding Sam Gimignano and surrounded by its own vineyards, olive groves, saffron crop and orchards, is the homely Il Vecchio Maneggio. Admire the beautiful views as you enjoy a drink before sitting down to your Celebration Dinner - a delicious Farm-to-Table experience, with all the organic produce sourced from the surrounding farm.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Insight Choice

  • Siena: Choose between visiting the medieval Siena Cathedral with your Local Expert or alternatively, sample panforte, a traditional Tuscan dessert.

Insight Experiences

  • Vatican City: Gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Make Travel Matter

  • Perugia: Meet Marta, recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant, to learn how she and her weavers are preserving the ancient craft of loom-weaving at their artisan workshop and offering employment opportunities for local women. Laboratorio Guidetta Brozzetti advances SDG 5: Gender Equality. The workshop is owned by women and actively empowers women and girls through its education and training programs. Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti also advances SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities. Marta, and her students help to safeguard the unique patterns while contributing to the protection of Umbria’s cultural heritage.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Rome: During your orientation with you Travel Director see the medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Orvieto: During your orientation of this Umbrian hilltop town with your Travel Director, visit Piazza del Duomo to admire the cathedral.
  • Perugia: Led by your Local Expert, your orientation will explore the Old Town and show you Priors' Palace, Collegio del Cambio, the cathedral, the Great Fountain and main square.
  • Assisi: With a Local Expert, find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of Europe.
  • San Gimignano: Visit the medieval Manhattan of Italy!
  • Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square. See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.

Travel Package

DescriptionComing from Going to
Tour (Round Trip) Rome Rome

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

Country Roads of Italy (16 Days)

Between the major cities, you'll find little-known gems like Orvieto, Assisi and Perugia, Tuscan hill towns, gastronomic icons, a formidable abbey and Italy's finest stretch of coastline.

Next Departure: 14-May-2021
Starting at: USD 4,950.00

Country Roads of Northern Italy (10 Days)

Fall in love with Shakespeare's Verona, experience the elegance of Venice and wonder at the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites and Italian Lake District before finishing your journey in the majesty of Milan.

Next Departure: 21-May-2021
Starting at: USD 3,050.00

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Next Departure: 22-May-2021
Starting at: USD 2,725.00

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Experience the treasures of Rome, Pompeii and the Neapolitan Riviera. See the unique trulli houses of Alberobello and the Sassi di Matera, and witness the rich heritage of Sicily.

Next Departure: 15-May-2021
Starting at: USD 3,995.00

    

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