Tuscany and Umbria

  • Days: 8
  • Nights: 7

Programme

1st Day: Montecatini

In the evening arrival in Montecatini Terme. Welcome drink and check-in followed by dinner and overnight stay.


2nd Day: Florence

After your breakfast, depart from the hotel to visit Florence, one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Europe and once the residence of the Medici family. From Piazzale Michelangelo we will enjoy a beautiful view of the city and then we will visit its historical centre.

3rd Day: Florence

After breakfast, depart from the hotel again for Florence. Guided tour of the Uffizi, a building that once was used as administrative offices, but today houses one of world’s most complete collection of Italian art in general, and Florentine art in particular.

4th Day: Siena e S. Gimignano

After breakfast depart for Siena. A local guide will show you the treasures of this very characteristic small town with its two towers considered to be symbols of the city itself: the Tower of the City Hall and the tower of the imposing Cathedral (Santa Maria Assunta) entirely decorated inside with black and white marble.

5th Day: Arezzo & Cortona

After breakfast depart from the hotel for Arezzo. With a tour guide we will explore the main sites of this less famous but equally fascinating city. The tour will start with a visit to the church of Saint Francesco where you can admire many paintings by Piero della Francesca among which is “The Legend of the Cross” the most important art piece in Arezzo and one of most significant of the Italian Renaissance.

6th Day: Perugia & Assisi

After breakfast depart from the hotel for Perugia, a famous cultural city and because of its university, a regular site of foreign visits. Guided tour of the historical centre. We will see the remains of the Rocca Paolina, once a symbol of the powerful Baglioni family and then Piazza IV Novembre, the most important square in the town.

7th Day: Spello / Montefalco / Spoleto

After breakfast, depart from the hotel for Spello, a small medieval village along the south slopes of Mount Subasio. Guided tour of the historical centre. We can admire frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church of Saint Maria Maggiore, inside the Baglioni Chapel. We will also see the ruins of the amphitheatre, an important relic of Roman times.

8th Day: Departure

After breakfast depart for your country. Stop for lunch along the way. End of our services.


Services included:

- full board starting with dinner on the 1st day and ending with lunch on the 8th day
- 3 star hotel accommodations; room with private services (classification of hotel according to the Italian standard)
- welcome drink upon arrival in Montecatini on day 01
- full day guided tour of Florence (3 h. in the morning + 3 h. in the afternoon) on day 02
- half day guided tour of Florence (3 hours) on day 03
- half day guided tour of Siena (3 hours) on day 04
- full day guided tour of Arezzo and Cortona (6 hours total) on day 05
- full day guided tour of Perugia and Assisi (6 hours total) on day 06
- earphones (obligatory) for the visit to the Church of San Francesco on day 06
- full day guided tour of Spello/Montefalco and Spoleto (about from 09.00 until 18.00) on day 07
- a personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay
- our assistance throughout the whole stay
- all services specified in the above program

Services not included

- drinks
- entry fees to the sites
- bus entry tax to the cities of art (parking included)
- reservation, entrance fee and earphones at the Uffizi Gallery on day 03
- earphones at Siena Cathedral on day 04
- city tax to pay directly on spot
- all services not specified in the above program