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Day 1) ROME - PERUGIA - ASSISI

Meeting with our guide and minibus in the lobby of Hotel Cicerone, Rome, at 08.30. Departure for the capital of the Umbrian region, ancient Etruscan center and rich city of history and art. Visit of the city. You can admire the Palazzo dei Priori, the Fontana Mayor, the Etruscan Gate of the 3rd century BC, the Cathedral and the medieval wall. Free time for lunch.

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Continue to Assisi, the city of San Francisco with stop at Santa Maria degli Angeli to admire the homonym Sanctuary built above the chapel loved by the saint. Then, entrance to the Basilica of San Francisco and brief walk through the medieval historical center. Accommodation.

Day 2) ASSISI - SPOLETO - TODI -  ASSISI

Breakfast. Departure for Spoleto, city of 40,000 inhabitants of Roman origin that keeps symbolic monuments like the Bridge of the Towers or the Arch of Drusus and more recent like the Cathedral and the Albornozian Rock.

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Then, continue for Todi and free time for lunch. In the afternoon, stroll through the historic center of this pretty walled village and protected by the Rock of 1373; you can see the Cathedral, the People's Square, the Palace of Priors and the Church of Consolation, built by Bramante. Return to Assisi via panoramic itinerary and accommodation.

 

Day 3) ASSISI - GUBBIO - CITTA' DI CASTELLO - ASSISI

Breakfast. Departure to Gubbio, a beautiful city that is located 500 meters above sea level and shows traces of different dominations, from the Roman to the papal. Highlights include the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, the Capitán's Palace and the Palazzo dei Consoli.

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Continuation for Città di Castello and free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the city, the largest center of the Upper Tiber Valley, which presents narrow and picturesque streets along with majestic and elegant squares, where some of the historical palaces of greater interest and beauty arise. Return to Assisi via panoramic itinerary and accommodation.

 

Day 4) ASSISI - ORVIETO - SIENA

Breakfast. You leave Assisi to reach the most important city on the way between Umbria and Rome: Orvieto. Only the Gothic Cathedral, imposing and elaborate, would be worth the visit to admire its façade but the city of Pozo de San Patricio, offers nice corners to breathe the medieval air of the city, t excellent wines or the renowned food. Visit and free time for lunch.  In the afternoon, departure for Siena and afternoon dedicated to the visit of the city. Surrounded by the Chianti woods on one side, from the hills on the other, the city seems to extend over a low hill, in a central position with respect to the lands that have always been its domain. The famous city of Palio and contrada fascinates by the thousands of colors of its flags, its twisted streets, the perfection of its gothic monuments, the fame of its illustrious children and the taste of the products that can be tried here. Accommodation at the hotel.

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Day 5) SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - VOLTERRA - SIENA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to San Gimignano, known as the "tower city". Visit of Porta San Giovanni, Piazza della Cisterna, Palazzo del Popolo, Civical Museum and Sant'Agostino. Free time for lunch.

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Then, departure to Volterra. Located on the top of a hill, this town is famous all over the world both for its medieval character and for the manufacturing of alabaster. You'll se the main square, the town hall, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Civic Museum. Leaving back to Siena. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6) SIENA-CHIANTI ROUTE-LUCCA-SIENA

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning route through the so called Strada del Chianti, one of the most important wines produced in Italy. A short trip around valley, hills, small villages of Medieval origin, towers, vineyards and farms. Arrival in Castellina in Chianti, old Medieval city surrounded by walls. Then, Greve in Chianti, with an asymmetric square rich of galleries and balconies.

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Departure to Lucca, an other city inside an old wall, perfectly conserved. Visit of Piazza Napoleone, Piazza Anfiteatro, the Cathedral, Piazza San Martino. Free time for lunch and last trip to come back to Siena. Overnight. 

Day 7) SIENA-MONTEPULCIANO-PIENZA-MONTALCINO-SIENA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Montepulciano. Marvellous XVI century artwork, located 750 m. over the sea level, near Valley Chiana, it had a core role in the Roman and Etruscan age. Probably you know it because of its production of "Nobile", a tasty red wine. Then, route to Pienza, situated on the top of a hill like Volterra. Art and food make it a compulsory place to stop on that road. Visit of Piazza Pio the II, Renaissance style, that includes many palaces, like Palazzo Piccolomini, Comunale and Borgia. Walk close to the old wall. Wonderful view over the entire valley that ends with the Mont Amiata. Free time for lunch.

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Then, on the road to Montalcino, characterised by a great fortress which surrounds it among the three valley: Asso, Aria and Orcia. Visit and back to Rome. End of services.

Note: tour starts and ends in the same hotel. We kindly ask to you to contact us for special quotation when your customer need a in/out transfer to a different hotel.

 

RATES PER PERSON:

DOUBLE ROOM - comfort tour               €uro 1.560,00

SINGLE ROOM - comfort tour                €uro 1.990,00

DOUBLE ROOM - luxury tour                 €uro 2.400,00*

SINGLE ROOM - luxury tour                  €uro 3.790,00*

* Due to an important event/fair in June, departure in luxury option will not be available.

IN THE CITIES OF ASSISI AND SIENA A CITY TAX FOR ACCOMMODATION IS NOW COMPULSORY. EVERY CLIENT MUST PAY IT CHECKING OUT.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Itineray as above according to the hotel option choice
  • Bus at disposal for the mentioned itinerary

  • English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participant, only driver speaking English)

  • Black truffle food tasting
  • Entry to Basilica di San Francesco
  • Wine tasting: Nobile in Montepulciano and Chianti

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Meals, entrance, porterage, hotels city taxes, extras and everything which does not appear on "PRICE INCLUDES."

 

DEPARTURE DATES:

  • 02/Apr/2018
  • 11/May/2018
  • 11/Jun/2018
  • 12/Sep/2018
  • 24/Oct/2018

 

HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (comfort tour):

ASSISi: Hotel Fontebella****, via Fontebella 25, tel. +39/075 812883, http://www.fontebella.com/

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SIENA: HOTEL ATHENA****, Via Paolo Mascagni 55, Tel. +39/0577 286313, http://www.hotelathena.com/

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HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (luxury tour):

ASSISI: Nun Hotel Relais & Museum*****, Via Eremo delle Carceri 1A, tel. +39/075 8155150, http://www.nunassisi.com/

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SIENA: GRAND HOTEL CONTINENTAL*****, Via Banchi di Sopra 85, Tel. +39/0577 56011, https://www.starhotelscollezione.com/it/i-nostri-hotel/grand-hotel-continental-siena/ 

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 100% no-show
  • 70% from 1 to 3 days before the departure
  • 50% from 3 to 4 days before the departure
  • 30% from 14 to 21 days before the departure
 

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