Charming Tuscany Tour

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    Stile Italiano Tours

    Stile Italiano Tours is a boutique tour operator based in the Lake Como area with local agents in most regions of Italy; we are Italian with an international professional background and we design tailor-made itineraries to make you experience our Country as the Italians do. Our core value is to put people at the heart of everything we do; you will benefit from our insider knowledge and discover the most evocative corners of the Bel Paese, meet food and wine producers, experience amusing activities and visit craftsmen and artists who truly embody the spirit of the world famous “Made in Italy”.

    • 8 Days
    • Private Tour
    • Tuscany, Italy

    The rolling landscape of the Tuscan countryside is the setting of your magic holidays. Stay at a boutique accommodation, enjoy incredible wine and food, take a cooking lesson and wander through the cypress tree lined paths. Your private driver will take you to discover the unique gems of these valleys and to taste the excellent food and wines.

    Price Includes

    • 7 nights in a double room with breakfast and dinner in a boutique country house in Valdichiana
    • Full day tours by private car with driver on day 2, 3 and 6 as per the itinerary
    • Visit to a Chianina farm and tasting lunch
    • Visit to a cheese farm with tasting in Pienza and to a winery with tasting in Montepulciano
    • Return private transfers to Siena
    • Private guided tour of Siena – 2 hours
    • Cooking class with dinner
    • Private guided tour of Assisi – 2 hours
    • App with a map of the attractions, recommended restaurants and suggestions from your local agent
    • Assistance from your agent 24/7

    Price Excludes

    • City tax to be paid locally
    • Admissions
    • Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “inclusions”
    Itinerary

    Day 1Landscapes of Valdichiana

    Few landscapes are more familiar than the stunning scenery of the Tuscan countryside. Due to its location, the Valdichiana is the ideal place for a unique journey through Tuscany renowned gems and treasured art, among castles, abbeys, vineyards and wine cellars, surrounded by a sea of rolling hills lined with green cypress trees that seem to guard such extraordinary beauty

    Day 2Under the Tuscan Sun

    Discover the flavours of the Tuscan traditional dishes by visiting a farmer who breeds the Chianina calves. Here you will learn about the history of this breed, its deep connection with the territory and finalize the tour with a tasting lunch including the famous Florentine T-bone steak. Spend the afternoon in Cortona, the setting of the book and movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”, and stroll through the town square and alleys preserving their intact artistic heritage 

    Day 3Amazing Val d’Orcia

    Step back in time and visit the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, built in Romanesque style in a picture-perfect setting, legend has it that its first stone was laid on the order of Charles Magne. You are close to Montalcino, the village of the Brunello, and the hilltop village of Pienza, rebuilt according to the Renaissance ideals of the time, which has gained a reputation for producing top quality Pecorino cheese. You will find yourselves gazing at the stunning landscape of the Val d’Orcia, driving past its most spectacular views on your way to Montepulciano. The village features a maze of underground wine cellars carved into the rock, guarding the precious oak barrels where the Vino Nobile “rests” 

    Day 4Exploring Siena

    The imposing buildings, the fine decorations and the wealth of materials leave the visitors of Siena outright speechless, gazing in wonder at its beauty, of which its inhabitants are deservedly proud. After breathing in the wonderful atmosphere of this old town during a private guided tour, return to your accommodation to learn how to cook in true Italian style and have fun doing it: your unmissable chance to enjoy a hands-on Italian cooking class! 

    Day 5A kaleidoscope of beauty

    Make the most of the amenities of your accommodation by spending a day of leisure or wander through the stunning landscape of rolling hills planted with a sea of vineyards and olive groves, tiny villages, charming parish churches and stone farmhouses. Alternatively, reach Florence for a day tour of the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance. With its museums, palaces and churches Florence is home to some of Italy’s most precious artistic gems; explore the top tourist attractions or head off the beaten path and visit Florence’s “less popular sights”

    Day 6 Beyond Tuscany

    Explore the green heart of Italy on this day tour to Umbria. Your driver will take you to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and St. Clare, where the guide shows you the Basilica del Santo, preserving the exquisite Giotto’s frescoes. Strolling through the streets you cannot fail to notice how the town has managed to retain its original medieval character: take in the beautiful views, especially from the square in front of the Church of St. Clare with the very same cross that is said to have spoken to St. Francis. On the way back do not miss the chance to stop at Cittá della Pieve and explore the village along the panoramic or the alleyway route

    Day 7Worth every moment

    You are almost at the end of your stay, still many activities are waiting for you: why not try hot air ballooning or horseback riding? What about taking a relaxing break and a Spa treatment? However you decide to spend your day, you will not be disappointed

    Day 8Till the next time

    Tuscany says goodbye to you, until your next visit you will surely cherish the moments you spent here and the people you met. Arrivederci!

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