Get to know gorgeous Tuscany and the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on this incredible 4-day tour from Rome! With 4-star hotel accommodation in Siena and La Spezia included, plus an expert guide, your tour offers everything you need to experience the best of these stunning regions. Discover charming hilltop towns like Pienza and San Gimignano, and then gaze in wonder at monuments like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head to Liguria and explore the five fishing villages that make up the beautiful Cinque Terre before returning to Rome.
Day 1: ROME - GROSSETO - PISA - LA SPEZIA (D)Cross the Etruscan lands into the GROSSETO countryside, well known as MAREMMA. This is one of the new areas of excellence in Italy's viticulture. Meandering through the Tuscan countryside you'll arrive at a beautiful local winery near the regional park and close to wonderful beaches. Experience the wine making process up close, from the vineyards to the cellar, to the ageing of the wine. At the end of the visit you can taste some of the wines of the region. Proceed along the coast until we reach Pisa. Our tour leader will take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical center visiting Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior), The Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: LA SPEZIA - PORTOVENERE - GOLFO DEI POETI - CINQUE TERRE - LUCCA - MONTAPERTI (B, D)After breakfast, depart by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Cinque Terre is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer clis, surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coastline by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the sea. (In case of rough seas, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train) Arrive in La Spezia by train and from there take the bus to reach the region of Tuscany with a stop en-route in Lucca. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: MONTAPERTI - RADDA IN CHIANTI - SAN GIMIGNANO - SIENA - CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA - MONTAPERTI (B, D)After breakfast at the hotel, depart to discover the Chianti Classic Gallo Nero region and admire one of the most iconic villages: Radda in Chianti. Visit the small town on your own and then proceed by private coach to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries. It is situated on a hilltop and is famous for its towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Once you have left San Gimignano you will make a stop in a farmhouse to enjoy an wine tasting with typical snacks. Proceed to Siena. The sightseeing tour will end in Piazza del Campo.This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called “Il Palio”.
Day 4: MONTAPERTI - MONTEPULCIANO - PIENZA - ROME After breakfast, check out and depart to Val D'Orcia to complete the wine tour of Tuscany. You will reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village, rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings. It is famous for producing one of the oldest wines in Italy, Nobile di Montepulciano. Here you will visit a local wine cellar where you will taste wine and local products such as ham, cheese, and salami. Proceed to Pienza. At the end of the visit return to Rome.