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$142.72 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome

Start your experience with a pickup from your Rome hotel or meet your guide in the city center and board your air-conditioned coach. Listen to interesting facts about the Italians’ famous love of food and enjoy the views as you head north into lush, southern Tuscany.Arrive in Cortona and enjoy a walk through the heart of this walled hill town, which is little changed since medieval times. Admire the ocher-colored houses that line the cobbled lanes and piazzas and listen as your guide recounts its history and recent surge in popularity for featuring in 'Under the Tuscan Sun', American writer Frances Mayes’ tales of life in Tuscany in the 1990s. Perhaps enjoy some free time to look around the picture-postcard streets independently and maybe visit the 19th-century Cathedral of St Margaret (Basilica di Santa Margherita), perched on the hilltop.Continue along the banks of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, and stop for lunch at an authentic farmhouse restaurant. Enjoy a tempting 4-course of regional dishes, washed down with drinks (own expense). Please see the Itinerary for a sample menu.With your appetite sated, drive through the rolling Chianti countryside to the charming hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its ruby-red Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines, produced here since early medieval times. Visit one of the town’s oldest rock-cut wine cellars and hear how the region’s wines are produced as you run your palate by some of the varieties.After your wine sampling, return to Rome, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a choice of points in the center.

$105.04 Cultural & Theme Tours

Assisi and Cortona Full-Day Tour from Florence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Duomo di Cortona, Cortona, Province of Arezzo, TuscanyVisit Cortona, an enchanting village at the borders between Toscana and UmbriaStop At: Rocca di Passignano, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Province of Perugia, UmbriaEnjoy breathtaking views of Trasimeno LakeDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaEnjoy the suggestive Church of Santa Chiara, the starting point of your guided tour in AssisiDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaOne of the most beautiful churches in Italy, home to Giotto's breathtaking frescoesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaThe enchanting church where St Francis diedDuration: 15 minutes

$102.76 Day Trips & Excursions

Assisi & Perugia with Chocolate Tasting from Florence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Assisi Jewels, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaSpend your morning in Assisi a real jewel home place of S, Francesco.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaVisit this beautiful church during the guided tour Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaGuided tour inside the Basilica of S. Francesco Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Perugia Tourist Office, Perugia, Province of Perugia, UmbriaFree time in Perugia Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fontana Maggiore, Perugia, Province of Perugia, UmbriaChocolate tasting in a local place in Perugia center Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Province of Perugia, UmbriaFree time in Perugia Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Chocostore, Perugia, Province of Perugia, UmbriaChocolate tasting in Perugia with practice test to let you create your chocolate Duration: 40 minutesPass By: Via dell’Acquedotto, Perugia, Province of Perugia, UmbriaEnjoy the walk on the waterway and admire the picturesque views

$109.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Siena to Assisi and Cortona Day Trip with Guide and Entry Fees

Leave your central Siena hotel in the morning and travel east to Cortona, a stunning little hilltop town of ancient origins. The setting for the 2003 rom-com Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona boasts a wealth of picture-perfect medieval architecture making it a perfect place to spend your morning. Sightsee at leisure or join a walking tour (own expense), seeing sites like Santa Margherita Sanctuary – built to commemorate the patron saint of the city – and the imposing Palazzo Communale. Enjoy a walk and stroll around the city walls.After your tour, relax with some free time in the town to do as you please. Perhaps find a piazza-side café for lunch (own expense) or stroll around the narrow lanes admiring the sun-bleached stone buildings. Meet back up with your guide at a pre-arranged time to leave Cortona by coach.Continue your tour traveling south into Umbria to visit Assisi, an enchantingly beautiful hill town, best known for its links to St Francis – a wealthy merchant’s son who chose to embrace poverty and preach on the streets of the town. Follow in St Francis’ footsteps on a walking tour around Assisi, ambling along winding streets and alleyways and ending up in the spectacular Basilica di San Francesco. See both the upper and lower basilicas -- one lavishly ornate and the other minimalistic and sober in line with St Francis’ teachings. The church is also famous for its Giotto frescoes, and your guide will point out these medieval depictions of St Francis’ life in the town.Return to your coach for the journey back through the picturesque Tuscan hills to Siena, where you'll arrive in the late afternoon.

$95.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Assisi and Cortona from Florence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaOne of the most important churches of Assisi, with a marvellous white and pink marble facadeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaOne of the most beautiful Basilicas of Italy, it's an incredible masterpiece of art and architecture. What is more, it hosts one of the most important cycles of frescoes painted by Giotto, one of the greatest Italian painters and innovators of our historyDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Centro Storico, Assisi, Province of Perugia, UmbriaAssisi, where every stone emanates a bright aura, the undisputed home of St. Francis and St. Clare. Once in Assisi, you will have time to admire the town's two most famous churches, its quaint streets and alleyways and a bizarre church built over a Roman temple. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Duomo di Cortona, Cortona, Province of Arezzo, TuscanyFeatured in Audrey Wells romantic movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”, Cortona is a hilltop town rich in Etruscan relics, Medieval buildings and Renaissance works; in addition to being filled with many interesting things to see, it is also a fantastic place to stop for a glass of wine or take a pleasant walk with breathtaking views over Lake Trasimeno.Duration: 2 hours

$137.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Church of San Francesco Arezzo, Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, TuscanyThe Basilica of San Francesco is a late Medieval church in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. It is especially renowned for housing in the chancel the fresco cycle Legends of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Piazza Grande, Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Tuscanyiazza Grande is the heart of Arezzo and is one of the most beautiful piazzas in Tuscany, thanks to the buildings coming from different periods in history that overlook the piazza like a stage setting.Known for its odd form because of it being built on a downhill slope, during the Middle Ages, the piazza was the location for the market, and during the Renaissance it became the center of the city’s civic life. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Bramasole, Cortona, Province of Arezzo, TuscanyVilla Bramasole in Cortona: The Villa where the story has been set, ( where the writer live few months of the year). The second villa, where the movie was filmed (this villa has now became a real estate).