Taste of Tuscany
Taste of Tuscany
Day 1: Firenze/Siena Morning departure for Siena. Check in at the hotel and lunch. After lunch your local guide will drive you to Piazza del Campo, through walls, towers and streets of this medieval city. Time at leisure. Tonight you'll have your first contact with the tasteful Tuscan cooking. Dinner at a typical restaurant, then return to hotel.
Day 2: Siena/Greve in Chianti/Siena Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the Chianti area. Visit of Greve in Chianti with particular attention to the old butcher's shop Falorni. Visit the Castello di Vicchiomaggio, magnificent estate near Greve. After the visit enjoy a wine tasting and lunch of regional dishes and salami. Afternoon back to Siena. Time at leisure. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Siena/Montalcino/Siena Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Montalcino, homeland of the "Brunello", one of the most noble Italian red wines. During the visit of an important wine cellar you'll taste how warm and flavored could be a wine. A buffet lunch will follow. Afternoon lesson of oenology and time for relax. Dinner at a typical restaurant. Then return to Siena.
Day 4: Siena/S.Gimignano/Siena Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to San Gimignano. Your local guide will introduce you to the famous town of the towers. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon visit of a Vernaccia wine cellar and wine tasting. Return to Siena and dinner at the hotel.
Day 5: Siena/Pienza/Montepulciano/Siena Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Pienza and visit of this little medieval town. Continue on to Montepulciano. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon time for visit this charming hill town. Then visit an important farm producing the famous wine "Nobile" of Montepulciano.After wine tasting, dinner at a typical restaurant. Return to Siena.
Day 6: Siena/Rome Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free for relax and shopping. Last lunch in Tuscany at a local restaurant. Depart to Rome. Overnight in Rome.