This is a unique 8 max participant tour that visits some of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany as well as Umbria which is the region next door. The tour departs from Rome with an option to extend the tour in Florence and covers the beautiful Orcia valley, Siena, Cortona, Arrezzo, Montepulciano and Montalcino as well as many different wine estates.wa
It is a great option for those who want to experience the Tuscan wineries and the smaller areas of Tuscany without having to drive.
The accommodations are superb, and based in a lush valley, surrounded by the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Most meals on this tour are included with wine!
With your drive guide and personal assistant, you will be able to experience some of the most beautiful regions in Tuscany, visit the local artisans, wine makers and cheese-makers.
Stay in an absolutely beautiful location, at the Borgo Tre Rose, in one of the most spectacular locations in Tuscany with a small group of max 8 participants!
Our tour will depart this morning from Rome in a central location we will reveal upon booking the tour. If you want to join the tour, but you are not going to be coming from Rome, we can make arrangements for you to get to meet us at the estate.
En-route from Rome this morning we will stop in the beautiful town of Orvieto, one of the Etruscan's most beautiful towns with one of the oldest wine cellars in Italy. Together with a local guide, we will experience the wine cellars here and this incredible town.
After visiting Orvieto, we will continue our journey north on the Auto-Strada del Sole to the estate, where you will have some time to relax and unwinde before our welcome dinner which will introduce us to some of the local Tuscany cuisine.
Welcome dinner at the Borgo Tre Rose Estate.
Overnight at the estate.
Today will be a day dedicated to enjoying the best of the Tuscan wines and learning about what makes the Tuscan food so tasty,
We will experience over the course of the day, several different types of Olive Oil, various wine and experience a cooking course
The estate is surrounded by vineyards and we have bicycles available for use as well as acres of fantastic land free of cars where you can ride.
There is also a beautiful swimming pool with a fantastic view over the vineyards and so passing the day at the estate is very easy to do!
In the later afternoon we will will head to Chiusi for some shopping and exploration and check out the natural hot-springs there.
Overnight at the Estate.
This morning, after breakfast, we will depart to Montalcino, one of the highest towns in the Val D'Orcia. From the estate it will take you approximately 30 minutes to arrive there. Here, you can experience magnificent views over the Val D'Oria and visit one of the oldest churches in Tuscany.
From here, we will head to to Casetllo Banfi, where we will have set up a wonderful wine tasting experience complete with some delectable Tuscan delicacies.
In the afternoon, head to Pienza and Montepulciano to enjoy shopping, experience great cheeses and breathtaking vistas.
Dinner is on your own this evening, so choose any number of restaurants in Monteplciano that are outstanding in the area, or ask us for some great suggestions.
Overnight at the estate.
Today, you can head to the beautiful Etruscan towns of Cortona & Arezzo or drive around Lake Trasimeno, one of the largest lakes in South-Eastern Tuscany that borders Umbria.
Cortona is where under the Tuscany Sun, the movie was filmed and so it might be a good idea to watch this movie before arriving here!
This evening, head back to the hotel for a beautiful dinner pool-side or in the gorgeous restaurant the estate has on site.
Overnight at the Estate.
Today we dedicate ourselves to the Chianti towns including Siena and San Gimignano.
In the afternoon,we will experience the Fattoria Montagliari, where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch and plenty of wine tastings overlooking the Vineyards and Greve in Chianti.
In the evening head back to the Estate for overnight.
Today, take a drive into Umbria to visit the beautiful hill-top town of Perugia which is famous ll over Italy and all over the world for the Perugino Chocolate that is produced here. You can stroll the streets here, and sample chocolate in a variety of stores.
In the afternoon, take a drive to the town of Assisi, that the famous St. Francis called his home and the San Francesco church is well worth a visit here. St. Francis was the patron Saint of Animals and of the poor and yet Assisi, offers a rich and rewarding experience for all that come here.
In the afternoon, return to the estate where you will enjoy a cooking class that will be prepared with a master chef and accompanied by wine.
Farewell dinner at the estate.
This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our journey back to Rome, where we will conclude our tour at the Rome rail station. We can arrange also transportation for you back to any hotel in Rome, to the Rome airport or allow you to get to a train station in Tuscany where you can continue your journey.
Tuscany is among the most beautiful regions of Italy. The gentle curves and slopes of the land will enchant you. Tuscany is as famous for its wine and cuisine as it is for its landscapes. Wine production focuses on red wines like Chianti, San Giovese, Rosso di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, and others.
Food is prepared with seasonal ingredients and enjoyed quietly by charming views. There are many medieval towns and castles, and in each of them you can find a treasure or two; it can be a painting by a famous artist hidden in an unusual church, a meal prepared by a passionate cook, or a great conversation with a local - whatever it is, for sure will be genuine.
Journeying through the hills and valleys, discovering the beauty of the land and the calm within yourself has attracted seekers of life and love to beautiful Tuscany for many years. The tradition continues to this day, and Tuscany welcomes them with her open arms. Major attractions: small and bigger medieval towns including Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Certaldo, Greve in Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, and many others. Major festivals and events: Siena's Palio horse race, Puccini's Summer Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, Arezzo's Saracen Joust, Estate Fiesolana Music Festival, Cortona music and food festival, other local festivals.)
Montalcino is a town which is situated in one of the most enchanting natural landscapes of the world. The long lines of vines have assigned Montalcino a prestigious position amongst Italian wine producers. The fabulous Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino are exported throughout the world and considered to be amongst the very best Italian wines.
Montalcino represents a wealth of history with its unchanged Medieval appearance: the Castle of Artigiano, the Castle Poggio alle Mura, the Romitorio Fortress and the Church of St Resituita, not to mention the Nearby Abbey of St Antimo. Culture and art are present in the United Museums which combine the Civic Museum and Diocesan Museumwhere one finds a host of frescos from the Siennese school of the XII and XIV centuries.
Visitors can also experience the popular festivals which represent historical traditions, such as the tournament for the opening of the hunting season, or the Festival of the Thrush, a spectacular event with processions, period costume and local gastronomy.
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