Think of Italy: its history and culture. Dream of Italy: the rolling landscapes of the Renaissance artists. Imagine Italy: the food and the wine. Experience all of these on this tour that takes you off the beaten path to taste quintessentially Italian dishes in parts of Tuscany and Umbria.
- Pick up at hotel (if in city center of Rome)
- Full day tour, lunch included
- Tour available April 1 to October 31, on Tuesday, and Sunday
- Departure at 7:30am, return between 7:00pm and 8:00pm approximately
- Tour must be reserved 1 business day in advance
- Minimum 6 people to be confirmed
- Languages: English, Spanish and French
No penalty for cancellations up to one business day prior to departure. No refund for further cancellations and no show.
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Think of Italy: its history and culture.
Dream of Italy: the rolling landscapes of the Renaissance artists.
Imagine Italy: the food and the wine.
Experience all of these on this tour that takes you off the beaten path to taste quintessentially Italian dishes in parts of Tuscany and Umbria.
You'll leave Rome in a northerly direction, driving along the picturesque Tiber valley, and reach Cortona midmorning. Perched at 600 m altitude, with spectacular views over the Val di Chiana and the Lake Trasimeno, town has changed little since the Middle Ages. More recently depicted in the Oscar winning film "La Vita è Bella" and described by American novelist Frances Mayes in "Under the Tuscan Sun", Cortona is enjoying a renewed popularity. Here, we'll take a stroll through the historic center, discover its hidden corners, and absorb the atmosphere of this picturesque town.
We'll then continue on, and drive along the protected shores of Lake Trasimeno, largest lake of Italy south of the Po river. We'll stop to taste some of the many local products, such as olive oil, cheeses, salami, and ham. Of course, you'll have the opportunity to purchase those delicacies, too!
At this point, it’ll be time to enjoy your Umbrian lunch, which will be served in a traditional countryside restaurant.
In the afternoon, driving through the gentle hills of the Chianti region, we'll reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano. This town’s deep ruby red wine, the Vino Nobile, is famous the world over. We'll visit one of its oldest wine cellars carved out of the volcanic tufa rock, and discover some of the secrets of the winemakers and of course taste the final result.
Return to the vicinity of your hotel in Rome 7:00-8:00pm approximately.
Price per person: € 120.00