DAY 1 - ROME
Upon arrival make your way to your hotel in Rome city center. Take your time to settle and relax, then in the afternoon meet your Tour Leader and group and go for a guided stroll throughout the alleys of Baroque Rome. You will admire the most representative sites such as the magical Piazza Navona and the famous Pantheon. You will even have the possibility to make a wish, throwing a coin into the legendary Fontana di Trevi. Take pleasure in a typical welcome dinner and take your time to get to know the group and your tour leader. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2 - ROME
This morning, take advantage of the Hop-on Hop-off bus to get a panoramic tour of the “eternal city” and reach the Colosseum. Skip the line and with your guide discover the secrets of the most famous monument in the world: the Colosseum – an icon of Rome! After departing from the Colosseum, you will visit its surrounding ruins including the Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum archeological area. From above Palatine Hill, make sure you have your camera ready!
DAY 3 - TUSCANY: MAREMMA
In the morning, depart with your group and board a train to Grosseto, gate for the Maremma area: experience the wild side of Tuscany at the Parco dell’Uccellina and have a typical lunch made with locally sourced produce. After lunch, get deep into the heart of the classical Tuscany reaching by local train Buonconvento, a small fortified medieval village considered one of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”, where you will relax by sipping an excellent glass of wine. Then, private transfer to your hotel in Pienza, the heart of Tuscany, where your luggage will be waiting for you.
DAY 4 - TUSCANY: VAL D'ORCIA
Enjoy a full day discovering the iconic landscape in southern Tuscany and its sinuous hills covered with expanses of wheat and vineyards. Medieval castles, ancient villages, charming rural houses, rows and rows of endless vineyards or cypresses, and golden fields whose grain seems to sway: these are just some of the characteristics of this fantastic area in Tuscany. Explore the medieval villages of San Quirico d’Orcia and Montalcino, famous for its Brunello wine and the abbey of Sant’Antimo.
DAY 5 - SIENA AND FLORENCE
After breakfast, private transfer to Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, an annual tradition dating centuries. Follow your history expert local guide across the medieval town, and see Piazza del Campo, with its magnificent Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia, then Piazza del Duomo and its imposing Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture. Time at leisure to explore the city center and buy locally made souvenirs. In the afternoon, take a local train to Florence without worrying about your luggage, it will be already delivered to your hotel.
DAY 6 - FLORENCE
After breakfast, meet your local history expert guide and start a guided tour on foot throughout the Florentine streets, admiring the beauty of the Uffizi building with the Vasari Corridor, and the monumental group of the Duomo, including the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the baptistry and the Giotto’s belltower famous for its bronze “Gate of Paradise”. Time at leisure in the afternoon, you can delve into the renaissance atmosphere and purchase some hand-made leather souvenirs.
DAY 7 - FLORENCE
After breakfast, our trip to the discovery of the Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Feel free to book some extra nights in Florence or a private transfer to the railway station or airport. Arrivederci!