TUSCANY TOUR: TASTE OF ITALYVia Giovanni Amendola, 32
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TUSCANY TOUR: TASTE OF ITALY
Cortona, Trasimeno Lake, Chianti Hills, Montepulciano. Lunch and local wine tasting.
Think Italy – its history and culture. Dream of Italy – the rolling landscapes of the Renaissance artists. Imagine Italy — the food and the wine.
Combine it all in this tour that takes you off the beaten track to experience just a taste Italy’s flavors and all that is so essentially Italian in part of Tuscany and Umbria.
Departing Rome and heading north across the Tiber valley, we reach Cortona. This town has changed little since the Middle Ages. More recently depicted in the Oscar winning film “La Vita è Bella” and described by American novelist Frances Mayes in “Under the Tuscan Sun”, Cortona is enjoyng a renewed popularity. Here, we stroll through the historic centre, discovering it’s hidden corners and absorbing the atmosphere of this picturesque town.
After a drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, lunch will be served in a typical countryside restaurant. In the afternoon, driving through the gentle hills of the Chianti region, we reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano. The deep ruby red wine flavors, “Vino Nobile” of this town is famous the world over. Here, we visit one of its oldest wine cellars, carved out of the tufo rock, to discover some of the secrets of the winemakers and of course to taste the final result. Return to the vicinity of your hotel in Rome at approx. 8.00 pm.
Return bus transfer
Lunch and wine testing
From 1 April to 31 October:
Tuesday and Sunday
About 12 hours
Pick up time
On the way back the bus will make stops at: Via del Teatro Marcello, Porta Maggiore, Largo del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Cavour, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Indipendenza (Termini Station), GLT Terminal.