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Pearls Of Tuscany

3 Days - 2 Nights

4 Star Hotels

 

From Rome

May to October - Saturday departure

Day 1 Saturday ROME - ASSISI - CORTONA - SIENA - MONTERIGGIONI

Early morning departure from Rome to Assisi, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Explore at your own leisure the tiny town, admire the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed to Cortona, a medieval town in the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana. Then continue to Siena, the beautiful medieval city famous for the Palio. In th e evening arrive in Monteriggioni for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 Sunday MONTERIGGIONI - MONTEPULCIANO - PIENZA – MONTALCINO - SAN GIMIGNANO - VOLTERRA - MONTERIGGIONI

Buffet breakfast. Start a excursion of Montepuciano, an ancient village full of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for the "Nobile" wine di Montepulciano. Continue to Pienza, build by Popo Pio II, well-know for its pecorino cheese and Montalcino know in the world for its famous wine, "Brunello ". than you will stop in San Gimignano that was founded as a small village in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans and it has managed to conserve fourteen towers of varying height which have become its international symbol. Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting and savor the typical products of Tuscany region. Proceed to Volterra, the reminiscent old town famous for its mining of Alabaster, the medieval Cathedral and the beautiful Palazzo dei Priori. Return to Monteriggioni for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Monday MONTERIGGIONI - LUCCA - PISA - FLORENCE

Buffet breakfast. Start a full day excursion with the visit of Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls; it was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony. The rectangular grid of its historical centre preserves the Roman street plan, and the Piazza San Michele occupies the site of the ancient forum and traces of the amphitheatre can still be seen in the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. Continue to Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century. Return to Florence wh ere the end.

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

- Accommodation 4 star hotel
- Deluxe Coach or minivan accordingly to the numbers of
participants
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Two dinners
- An Assistant only English speaking (less than 9 is including
driver guide)
- Small group of 20 max
- Local guides for visits in Pisa

 

OUR HOTELS:


* In Monteriggione : Borgo San Luigi ****or simi lar

2016 Rates

In double € 715.00
In single € 800.00

Day 3 Optional dinner and overnight in Florence at Hotel Adriatico**** or similar

For the extra night Florence
In double € 125.00
In single € 162.00

2016 Dates

MAY: 18
JUNE: 15
JULY: 6-20
AUGUST: 03-17
SEPTEMBER: 14-28
OCTOBER: 12-26