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We have designed an 8-day epicurean journey for you!

Discover the country roads of Tuscany and Umbria at your own pace in your red Fiat 500. Open up the roof, put your sunglasses on, and turn up the Italian music. Congratulations – you are officially on vacation!

Make your trip more enjoyable by following the panoramic roads detailed in the roadbook we prepared for you. Be sure not to miss the many Renaissance monuments, Etruscan sites, and Medieval villages that the dot the way. Fall in love with Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, and San Gimignano while savoring world-class wines. But be reasonable and don’t drink too much – you don’t want to miss your next wine-tasting appointment!

Immerse yourself in traditional Italian culture by staying in charming and elegant hotels, and appreciate thedelicious “3 piatti” served to you each night of your stay!

Itinerary:
Day 1:
Pronto per un bel viaggio? Umbria
Day 2:
Orvieto loop tour → Umbria
Day 3:
Lake Trasimeno and Montepulciano loop tour and wine tasting → Umbria
Day 4 :
Val di Chiana loop tour
Day 5:
Florence tour
Day 6:
Chianti loop tour and wine tasting
Day 7:
San Gimignano/Siena Tour  → Tuscany
Day 8:
Grazie e arrivederci!
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CULTURAL CORNER
Paintings – The masters of the high Renaissance
 Il Perugino

Pietro Perugino (1446/1450 – 1523), born Pietro Vannucci, was an Italian Renaissance painter of the Umbrian school. He developed some of the qualities that found classic expression in the High Renaissance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Perugino

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475–1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_vinci

Buon appetito!   Ribollita recipe

Ingredients:

  • 13 cups (or more) water, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups dried cannellini (white kidney beans; about 8 ounces)
  • 12 large fresh sage leaves
  • 8 garlic cloves; 5 sliced, 3 chopped
  • 2 teaspoons (or more) fine sea salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons (or more) fine sea salt, divided
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus additional for drizzling
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/ribollita

Good Films

La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful)-(Roberto Benigni, 1997) was set in Arezzo.

The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996) was filmed in Montepulciano, Versilia and the countryside around Pienza, particularly the monastery of Sant’Anna in Camprena.

Under the Tuscan Sun, directed by Audrey Wells.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Climb the 500 steps of the Torre del Mangia and be rewarded with a wonderful view of Siena.
  • Relish the flavors of tobacco and spices and the scent of violets in the wine Chianti Classico.
  • Zip along the country roads of Tuscany and Umbria in your Fiat 500 – “Unmistakably Italian, Undeniably you!”
  • Discover Perugia, an Etruscan and medieval town covering a 1,640-feet high hill.
  • Admire the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance at la Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence.
Destination:
Italy
Duration:
8-Days
Group Size:
private tour, minimum 2 people
Price From:
$1953.00
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Tuscany and Umbria