A feast for all the senses
|Tuscan people gave Europe first public library, first bank and first opera. Chianti was the first official wine area in the world and gallo nero (symbol for wine- black rooster) was probably the first commercial brand ever.|
Image of Tuscany in 4 days – Art & culinary travel
1.day: Florence & Florentine steak with a glass of Chianti
Morning arrival in the Renaissance city by the river Arno. Winding streets lead all the art lovers from the Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio), where today top goldsmiths sell their masterpieces, past the Lord market (Piazza della Signoria) to the mighty town hall – Palazzo Vecchio, where they made a bonfire vanity and burned at the stake mad monk and disciplinarian preacher Savonarola .. Ufizzi – the biggest gallery of Renaissance art in the world invites you to see the collection. Shops, stocked with good leather products and small cafes with their sinfully good ice cream. All within your grasp. The religious heart of Florence – Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower elegant, Doors of Paradise on Baptisery and statues of Donatello and Michelangelo – all just a step off the market, which boasts with porcini, homemade pasta and Florentine lampredotto. Lunch. Free for shopping. Sleeping in …
2.day: Chianti, Siena & home made pasta
|PECORINO – Sheep cheese from the Orcia river valley has a long tradition. Here it is simply called CACIO and has always been a significant part of local traditions.|
Morning spend surrounded with vineyards, olive groves on the rolling hills, where lively villages along the road 222 are representing the fairy tale of the classic Chianti’s road. Tasting local delicacies in one of the seven Chianti’s villages will take you to another level… you just can’t go home without buying a bottle of red wine or olive oil.
Red Siena. Brick palaces, stone towers and fabolously decorated churches are strung out on three reefs at the southers end of the Chianti hills. Free for lunch. We recomend to taste homamade pasta from cucina povera or the classic ribollito. Walk the cobble, narrow streets towards the cathedral and Baptisery as they are really pearls of the Italian Gothic. Don’t forget to drink the afternoon espresso on Il Campo. Take some time for shopping. Sleepover near the city.
3.day: Val d’Orcia (Pienza, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni…) & pici cacio e pepe
Tour through the valley of the river Orcia, protected by UNESCO. Villages and farms have a long existence -from the time of Via Francigena’s, the pilgrimage route from England to Rome, brisk. If any of the provinces got blessing from Bahk’s, that was probably the hilly area south of Siena. Dry clay soil is ideal for Mediterranean plants: vines and olives. From this area come two of the most famous wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The hills around Pienza are covered with grass and there are many grazing sheep. From their milk they produce the best cheese called pecorino. Rounding medieval hill towns are full of old houses, avenues of cypress, Renaissance palaces, Siena School altar statues and Etruscan graves. Walk through a few cities, buy cheese and wine and dine traditional pasta pizza with a glass of Brunelo or vino nobile. Sleeping in the old and glamorous farmhouse.
4.day: San Gimignano & the world’s best gelato
Morning in the village of beautiful towers or Italian medieval Manhattan. A walk back to the Middle Ages, where the artwork from the 15th century is hidden.Beautiful small squares and city church are just the beginning of the poem. 14 towers are still the witnesses of the medieval merchant’s heyday. Town is surrounded with vineyards, which produces the best Tuscan white wine. Do not miss to try the world’s best gelato on the main square, which tastes prevail imagination. Buy traditional salami from wild boar. A souvenir or two for the road and the farewell to the beauty of Tuscany … .
The price includes :
– All transfers on arrival and departure
– All entrance fees to the sites mentioned.
– Transportation in comfortable tourist vehicles.
– Overnights in hotels 4* or 5*or similar (subject to confirmation), breakfast included.
The price does not include :
– Meals not expressly stated.
– Drinks during meals.
– Extras at the bar, in laundry, in phone, etc.
– Tips for guides, hotels, restaurants and airports.
– Personal insurance
All offers will be considered tailor-made. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact us for the best possible price.