Etruscan Tuscany

 Day-to-day tour

 

Necropoli Banditaccia

D1 ROME - VITERBO
Arrival at Roma airport. Meeting with our bus driver and guide. The trip starts immediately to Cerveteri necropolis of Banditaccia, the oldest evidence of the Etruscan-Italic world of the origins. At twilight, nice accommodation in agriturismo near Viterbo.

 

Bomarzo

D2 LAKE BOLSENA - SORANO
Around the Bolsena Lake to the surprising Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo, a unique monumental park with its mythical figures carved in living rock. Then, a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio, one of the most handsome Italian hamlets. Arrival to our agriturismo in the Etruscan area Sorano-Pitigliano-Sovana. Dinner at the stunning old borgo of Sorano.

   

Pitigliano

D3 SORANO SOVANA PITIGLIANO TUFO AREA
Excursion to the volcanic rupestrian environment of Sovana, with the remains of the major Etruscan monuments, and the medieval borgo. Then, walking up from the spring of the river Sileno to the walled city of Pitigliano. Free time there or in Saturnia, to enjoy a bath in the natural spring hot waters. Overnight in the same agriturismo. 

 

Vulci

D4 ETRUSCAN TRACK VULCI
Journey along the river Fiora to see the rupestrian church of San Colombano (Patron Saint of the Order of Templars). This was a holy area also in Etruscan times, esteemed fit for healing and used for various rituals. Delightful visit to the town of Vulci. Back to our agriturismo. Optional stop at Saturnia for a thermal bath.

 

MonteOliveto

D5 VAL D’ORCIA
Heading northwards, through the charming Val d’Orcia with its rolling hills and the crete, the Monastic Orders. Visits: Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, the untouched Abbey of Sant’Antimo (said to have been founded by Charlemagne), Montalcino (famous for its world-class wine, Brunello) and then on to Pienza for dinner in a trattoria. Overnight in Cortona.

 

Duomo Siena

D6 CORTONA SIENA
Visit of Cortona hamlet, a big capital during the Etruscan period. Finally, Siena: the Duomo, the Spedale and other visits (guided by representatives of the local “Contrada” that will tell us about everything the famous Palio horse race, including dinner in the Contrada private club). Siena by night. Overnight in Siena

 

Siena

D7 SIENA VOLTERRA
Morning in Siena. Breakfast outdoors in Piazza del Campo, then to Volterra (few people know that at the time of Pericles, Athens had 6km of walls and Volterra had 7km!).
Visit, free time in the central old Piazza dei Priori, local food (as always), overnight in Volterra.

 

Pisa

D8 VOLTERRA PISA AIRPORT
Transfer to Pisa airport. In case of spare time, we'll enjoy a coffee or a light lunch in Piazza dei Miracoli or a short trip to San Piero a Grado Abbey (with an optional stop at the shepard Michele's to buy fresh cheese)... Then a fond farewell!

 

The individual participation fee of €1.380 (12p basis) includes:

- All the transfers by private bus + driver
- Hotels 3-4 stars or typical tuscan Agriturismo (Double Occupancy B&B)
- Half Board (dinner in typical restaurants or hotel)
- English speaking professional guide, other languages as requested
- Medical/baggage insurance AXA

It does not include:
- Entrance charges for museums, churches or other places.
- Single Room supplement 40€ per night.
- Tips, beverages, or any extras
- Supplement Full Board 140€
- Internationl/domestic flights (can be provided - ask for quotation)

 

All dietary requirements will be catered for.

All our tours are provided with Medical and Luggage insurance AXA(10000/1000) and call center for assistance.

 

 

 

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