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Heart of Italy: Tuscany and Umbria

A match between two lands so similar but so different : strong flavours, ancient village and spiritual places. A singular tour that will leave you amazed.
from€ 657
per person
Summary

- free departure
- availability:  all year
- program  6 days
- departure from  Florence's airport
- tailormade programs


Sights included in the tour:
 Florence, Arezzo, San Sepolcro, Città di Castello, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Lago Trasimeno, Siena

Itinerary

1st  day   (D)  - Florence
Meeting with our tour guide in Florence's airport  and accommodation in hotel.  Afternoon dedicated to visit  Florence. Meeting with the Guide and visit of the city: Piazza della Signoria, the church of Santa Maria Novella, the Cathedral and its Dome, il Campanile di Giotto,  the Michelangelo's  Pietà,  Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and  Lungarni.  


2nd  day   (BB/L/D)
 Arezzo - San Sepolcro - Città di Castello
After breakfast departure for Arezzo a town founded by the Etruscans in the 6th c. B.C. and later occupied by the mainly has medieval and Renaissance monuments and works of art such as: St. Dominic's with Cimabue's painted cross; then the Cathedral with the most beautiful 16th c. stained glass windows in the world, shining Della Robbia's glazed terracottas and, last but not least, St. Mary Magdalen by Piero della Francesca. Then departure for San Sepolcro, Piero della Francesca's birthplace. After lunch guided visit of  Città di Castello, whose ancient history is witnessed by buildings that were home to administrative structures.


3rd  day  (BB/D) 
- Gubbio - Perugia
After breakfast visit of  Gubbio,  one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, extremely well preserved during centuries and rich of monuments testifying its glorious past. In the afternoon transfer to Perugia and guided visit . Perugia the great "Guelph strong-hold" rises up in the region's heart, with its five historical quarters closed-in by its Etruscan town walls.


4th  day  (BB/D)
 - Assisi
In the morning guided visit of Assisi, in this little town, laid on the spurs of Mount Subasio, it is normal that everything does remind of Saint Francesco. In the afternoon visit of the village of Torgiano, a sixteenth-century majolica factory and the village of Spello, which counts the largest number of testimonies of the Roman period in that area.


5th  day  (BB/L/D)
 - Lago Trasimeno
In the morning departure for Siena alongside Lake Trasimeno and stopping at Magione, ancient town of the Knights of Malta, and Passignano sul Trasimeno, town placed on a steep sloping promontory on Lake and formerly disputed Castle because of its strategic location. Lunch in a restaurant.  Arrival in Siena and accommodation in hotel.


6th  day  (BB)
 - Siena
After breakfast meeting with the Guide and visit of the city of the Palio, magnificently surrounded by its walls: the Church of San Domenico with the venerated relics of Santa Caterina, mistress of Italy and Europe, the splendid palazzo del Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest banking institution in Europe, Piazza del Campo, where the Palio is held , the famous horse race, Palazzo Chigi-Saracini and  the splendid Duomo. In the afternoon transfer to Florence's airport . End of the tour.

Price

Based on 20 people group, quote per person starting at  euro 657


Price includes:
- transport by deluxe coaches and language tour leader
- 5 nights in a double bedroom in 3***hotels on a B&B basis
- 5 dinners (beverages not included)
- 2 lunches in restaurants  with typical dishes
-  guided visit : Florence- Arezzo-San Sepolcro-Città di Castello-Gubbio-Perugia-Assisi e Siena
-  tour leader visit: Torgiano, Spello, Magione e Passignano su Trasimeno
- 2  wine/food tasting according to the programme 


Not included:
- beverages unless specified in the itinerary programme
- entrance ticket sto museums and monuments unless specified in the itinerary
- local tax to be paid directly to the hotel
- tips, porterage, extras and anything not specified under "Price includes"

from€ 657per person
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