Medieval Tuscany

 Day-to-day tour

 

Pisa

D1 PISA
Arrival at Pisa airport. Meeting with our organization, check in at the hotel and then straight to Pisa historical city centre. Piazza dei Miracoli, the Leaning Tower, Baptistery, then to the medieval San Piero a Grado Abbey and free time till evening. Overnight in San Rossore Natural Park resort.

 

Lucca

D2 PISA PIETRASANTA LUCCA
Visiting the famous traditional Sunday market at Forte dei Marmi where to find ceramics, clothes, leather goods and shoes, then to the town of Pietrasanta, famous centre for marble sculpture. In the afternoon we will get to Lucca, walking around this unexpectedly delightful town and find its hidden pearls. Overnight in Lucca.

   

San Gimignano

D3 LUCCA - VOLTERRA - SAN GIMIGNANO
Country road to the walled ancient city of Volterra. It was an Etruscan capital, then roman, then medieval. Mid-morning coffee in Piazza dei Priori and heading to the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages”, San Gimignano. We will pass the night nearby, in a charming agriturismo.

 

Siena

D4 SIENA
Siena, home to the famous Palio horse race. We will spend the whole day here, visiting the Duomo, the Spedale and other impressive medieval sites, entertained by representatives of the Contrade (historical sienese city quarters), explaining the rules of Palio. Dinner in one of the Contrade member club. After dinner, free tour of Siena by night. Overnight in Siena.

 

MonteOliveto

D5 SIENA - VAL D’ORCIA (Unesco Heritage)
Heading southward to the Val d’Orcia, home of so many Medieval Monastic Orders. We will pay visit to Monte Oliveto Maggiore and to the unspoilt Abbey of Sant’Antimo founded by Charlemagne. Then onto Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino homeland. Wine and olive oil tasting will be part of the entertainment. Overnight in a charming agriturismo of the Val d’Orcia.

 

BagnoVIgnoni

D6 VAL D’ORCIA rolling hills land
Exploring the towns, culture and tastes of the Val d’Orcia and the Senese Crete. We will visit some hamlets and gorgeous medieval cities like Montepulciano, Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. We will spend the rest of the day taking a thermal bath in Bagno Vignoni and having a great dish of pici, sienese tipical thick handmade spaghetti.

 

 

San Galgano

D7 from inland to the sea
Visit to the gorgeous San Galgano Cistercian Abbey. Later onto Massa Marittima and its impressive Duomo, enjoying a remarkable panorama on the Tirrenian Sea, Elba island and the Gulf. We will then be heading to the Templar Church of San Salvatore at Campiglia Marittima. Overnight in the Val Cornia area.

 

Rolling hills

D8 Departure
Autoroute from south Tuscany to Pisa airport. Happy Ciao.

 

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€
- International/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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