ESSENCE OF ITALY: ROME, CINQUE TERRE, TUSCANY & FLORENCE

A complete Tour designed to explore Central Italy: from Rome to Florence passing the beautiful sceneries of the breathtaking Cinque Terre and the unique Tuscan countryside.

The Tour features Rome, Levanto, Cinque Terre (Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola and Rio Maggiore), Pisa, Lucca, Chianti area (Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti), Siena, San Gimignano, Firenze.

Admire the Great Beauty in Rome, where every corner deserves attention. Walk in Florence to relive the Italian Renaissance. Visit two of the most ancient art city of Italy: Pisa, with its Leaning Tower and the walled city of Lucca. Explore one of the most picturesque landscape of Italy, the Cinque Terre, with its tall, narrow and colorful houses: five villages clinging on the cliff, five miles of rocky coast covered in vineyard. Relax in Tuscany: the medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti wine area will leave you breathless!

Inclusions

  • 9 Nights accommodation in exclusive and fascinating 4 stars sup. Hotels or Historical mansions, with full buffet breakfasts: 3 Nights in Rome, 2 Nights in Cinque Terre, 2 Nights in Chianti, 2 Nights in Florence.
  • Private sightseeing Tours with expert local English speaking guides in Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel) – Pisa (Leaning Tower) – Siena (the Cathedral) – Florence (Accademia Gallery); including all the entrance fees to the sites visited avoiding long waiting lines.
  • Welcome Dinner in Rome.
  • Full Day Excursion in Chianti.  Winery visit, wine tastings and typical Tuscan Lunch in Chianti.
  • Full Day Excursion Siena and San Gimignano.
  • Full Day Excursion Pisa and Lucca.
  • Full Day Excursion along the Cinque Terre villages with Private professional English speaking local Guide and Cinque Terre Pass (access to the Natural park and unlimited train access).
  • High Speed Train Rome – La Spezia : 1st class tickets and seats reservation.
  • Private transfers with English speaking driver by deluxe van from and to the the airport and to the train station.
  • The Tour is available as self drive or by private deluxe van with English speaking driver avilable for transfers and excursions for the entire Tour.
  • Our professional assistance for the whole duration of the Tour.
  • Tour begins in Rome and ends in Florence.
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Days 1-3 Rome
Welcome Dinner in Rome.
Private guided Tour through the eternal city landmarks and the Ancient Rome highlights. Entrance for Collosseum and Imperial Fora included.
Visit one of the most beautiful churches and museums in the world: the St. Peter’s Cathedral, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with the incredible Bernini Dome and the Michelangelo’s Pietà. Enjoy la Dolce Vita through some of the most fashionable and famous streets of downtown of the capital of Italy. Admire the Great Beauty of Rome. Welcome Dinner in one of Rome’s lively and characteristic neighborhoods.
Days 4-5 Cinque Terre
Full Day Excursion with a private Guide (by local train, walking paths and boat) along the Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare, the picturesque marina with its tall, narrow, colourful houses, Corniglia, the only village not directly on sea, Vernazza, the most picturesque and from Manarola, the smallest village of the five, walk through the breathtaking Trail of Love, until Riomaggiore.
Pamper yourself in one of the most incredible landscape and breathtaking sceneries of Italy.
Days 6-7 Chianti
Excursion to Pisa. Admire the city of the “Leaning Tower”, one of the nicest and most ancient art cities of Italy, with its absolute masterpiece of Italian art: “Campo dei Miracoli” (Field of Miracles). Then visit Lucca (Puccini’s city), famous among other things for its intact city walls.
Visit the famous wine area of Chianti: Greve in Chianti, Gaiole, Radda and Castellina in Chianti are the pillars of the world of "gallo nero" (black rooster), a quality label for best wine producers with its old country churches, well-preserved medieval hamlets and powerful castles. Visit a winery and taste Chianti Classico. Have Lunch amid the enchanting hills of Tuscan countryside.
Days 8-10 Florence
Full Day Excursion to visit San Gimignano (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form a unique medieval skyline) and Siena, where the guided Tour starts with San Domenico, frequented for its venerated relics of St. Catherine (patron Saint of Europe) and reach the Cathedral with its coating of white-black marble that dominates the entire Piazza del Campo, the centre of city life where the Palio, Siena’s bareback horse race, takes place.
Private walking Tour through the historical centre of Florence to admire the highlights of Italian Renaissance art: from Ponte Vecchio to Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio, through the fashionable Via Tornabuoni, the recently restored church of Santa Maria Novella and the gorgeous Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with Giotto’s bell Tower. Tickets for the Accademia Gallery, to stand face to face with Michelangelo’s David.
Tour ends in Florence.

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