Day 1: Rome - Grosseto - Pisa - La Spezia
Our 4-day tour will leave from Rome in the morning. It will be possible to request the pick-up service at hotel, if located in the center of Rome.
Once on board our fully equipped buses, you will meet the tour leader that will accompany you during your journey and head towards the splendid Tyrrhenian coast. The first stop will be Grosseto, which is located in Maremma, one of the greenest and most beautiful areas of Tuscany, particularly famous for its wine production. In fact, here you will stop in a countryside area to visit a local winery, where you will learn all the secrets of wine-making process. At the end of the visit you will of course have the opportunity to taste some of the wines of the winery.
Afterwards, you will leave for Pisa. Your tour leader will guide you in the city center for a walk in the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, admiring from the outside the famous LeaningTower of Pisa and the Baptistery.
After the stop in Pisa, you will leave for La Spezia, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: La Spezia - Portovenere - Cinque Terre - Lucca - Montaperti
The third day will start with an excellent breakfast in your hotel in La Spezia and will continue with a boat trip (weather permitting), sailing along the beautiful coast of the Ligurian area known as Cinque Terre.
You will discover one of the most colorful areas in the world and enjoy the wonderful landscapes and the view of the small towns overlooking the sea, in a land surrounded by hills and ancient vineyards. Please note that in case of rough sea, the visit will be carried out partly by coach and partly by train. During the tour, you will discover the incredible Portovenere and the Golfo dei Poeti, walking through the medieval streets and discover the famous castle. Afterwards, you will go to the beautiful Vernazza, a small fishing village, surrounded by olive trees and breathtaking landscapes. Finally, explore the beautiful Monterosso and its fantastic beaches.
At the end of the visit, you will board the train that will take you to La Spezia, where a coach will be waiting to take you back to Tuscany. On the route you will stop in the beautiful Lucca, where you can take a stroll through the medieval streets and the main attractions such as Piazza Anfiteatro or the Cathedral of San Martino. Proceed then to the hotel located in Montaperti, where you can have dinner.
Day 3: Tuscan villages - San Gimignano - Siena
After breakfast at the hotel in Montaperti, you will leave for a day of Tuscan villages exploration. The first stop will be Radda in Chianti, where you can walk independently, before continuing by bus to San Gimignano, renowned for its ancient medieval historic centre, its very high and characteristic towers and located on a hill.At the end of the visit of San Gimignano it will be time to appreciate the gastronomic local culture: you will stop in a farm where you will be offered a tasting of excellent typical wines, with some snacks.The next stop will be Siena, where an expert guide will take you to visit the city center. You can stroll through the beautiful, characteristic medieval streets, admire the beautiful buildings and the famous Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio is held.Before returning to the Hotel in Montaperti you will stop in Castelnuovo Berardenga to enjoy a special aperitif in a cellar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Montepulciano - Pienza - Rome
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Montepulciano, located in the stunning Val d'Orcia area. In Montepulciano, you can stroll through the streets of the splendid Renaissance village, famous also for the production of the "Nobile di Montepulciano" wine, one of the oldest in Italy. In fact, you will have the chance to taste local wines in a cellar along with typical products such as ham and cheese.
After the wine tasting, you will proceed to Pienza, a splendid renaissance village known for the production of "pecorino" cheese.In the afternoon the tour will depart for Rome, where you will arrive in the evening.
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