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The cobbled streets of Rome lead you to historic sites and colorful and bustling piazzas. Enjoy all that Rome has to offer before heading to the scenic and romantic region of Tuscany for a journey of culture and art.
Upon arrival, transfer to the Donna Laura Palace Hotel (or similar). Check in and spend some time at leisure. This afternoon, enjoy a panoramic tour of Rome before your welcome dinner with music and drinks. Dinner is included today.
This morning takes you on an unforgettable guided tour of the Vatican Museums. With your expert local guide, you'll visit St. Peter's Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel. Your afternoon will continue with a guided tour of the Glory of Rome: stopping at Piazza Venezia, Rome's Historical Centre with “The Vittoriano,” the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. (Reserved admission included).Breakfast is included today.
This morning, depart by motorcoach to Florence. Reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village full of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for one of the oldest wines of Italy. Stop for a visit at a Tuscan wine cellar, tasting wines and delicious local delicacies. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance “ideal town,” well known for its Pecorino cheese. Continue to Villa Casa Grande in Figline Valdarno, where you will enjoy a 5-night stay. This evening, you will be welcomed with a Tuscan feast featuring local wines and traditional Tuscan fare.Breakfast and dinner are included today.
After breakfast, journey to Florence for a morning guided walking tour: stroll down cobblestone lanes, through majestic squares and across ancient bridges, pausing along the way to visit and learn about Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral and Giotto's bell tower, and the Accademia Gallery. In the afternoon during your free time, you may want to explore the myriad of shopping venues near Ponte Vecchio before returning back to the Villa. Breakfast is included today.
Today is a free day to do whatever you would like. Perhaps take some time to discover the lovely village of Figline Valdarno, or take an optional cooking class.
*Optional cooking class — This is your chance to cook with the renowned Italian chef Mamma Paola. During the 3-hour class, you will learn to prepare many traditional and seasonal Tuscan dishes. Dinner to follow based on your efforts.
Breakfast is included today.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. Independently discover the beauty of these perfectly preserved medieval towns. Before leaving, you will experience a wine tasting at a local farm in the area. Breakfast is included today
After breakfast, depart for Cinque Terre and enjoy the area made up of five villages suspended between sea and land, set upon cliffs and surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will travel though these little villages by train and boat (weather permitting). You will then return to Figline Valdarno for an unforgettable Tuscan farewell dinner! Breakfast and dinner are included today
After breakfast, return transfer to Florence Airport. Breakfast is included today.
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