GUIDED GROUP: Treasures of Tuscany and Umbria
DEPARTURE: JUNE 12-19, 2021
From Siena to Perugia
You will discover extraordinary Renaissance art, hilltop towns with breathtaking views & unforgettable wines. In eight days you will traverse the vineyard hills & medieval villages of Tuscany & cross into Umbria. Called the “green heart of Italy” for its pristine forests & verdant meadows, Umbria also has notable medieval castles & ancient monasteries, excellent cuisine, & the sparkling waters of Lake Trasimeno. Your last destination will be the town of Perugia, known for its Renaissance masterpieces & artisan chocolate production.
> Stay in Siena
> Montepulciano e Pienza
> Monte Vibiano Winery
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We transfer your luggage
Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag & you will find it at your next accommodation.
We book your hotels
We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2- or 3-star hotels, boutique B&Bs, or agritourism estates. You will find the vouchers to each hotel in your welcome package.
We supply detailed route notes & maps
The route notes can be in English, Italian, French, or German. All maps have GPS tracking.
Siena to Perugia
7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )All breakfast ( dinners on demand )Emergency number 24/7Gps Files AvailableLuggage TransferRoad Book & Maps
5 Dinner package ( On Request )Pilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )
Day 1 – Arrive in Siena
Day 2 – Free time in Siena. Travel to Montepulciano
This afternoon, take the train (payable locally, approx.1hr duration) on a picturesque journey through classic Italian landscapes to Montepulciano, from where you will receive a transfer to your hotel, for your welcome meeting.
Day 3 – Choice of Loop Walks: Montefollonico or Pienza and Montichiello
Option 2: Transfer to Pienza, a village said to boast the most delicious pecorino in the whole of Tuscany—why not stop in at one of the shops and take some home! On your return walk to Montepulciano you will come across Montichiello, a stunning hamlet with fortified walls. Montichiello is the ideal spot to rest and enjoy a lovely lunch. Walking distance:15 km (4-4h30)
Day 4 – Half-day Walk to Acquaviva. Transfer to Cortona
Cortona, located at 600m altitude, is characterised by steep narrow streets and medieval architecture. Pay a visit to the distinguished Etruscan Academy Museum, founded in 1727, or simply enjoy the expansive views from the Piazza Garibaldi.
Day 5 – Walk Ossaia to Tuoro. Transfer to Castel Rigone.
Cross into Umbria at the village of Tuoro, where there are several lovely shops and a café to quench your thirst. A transfer will take you onwards (20 mins) to the medieval village of Castel Rigone, with its late 15th-century church.
Day 6 – Panicale and Mongiovino Abbey & Castle
Day 7 – Monte Vibiano and Wine Tasting
Day 8 – End our service
Day 1 - Montepulciano
Day 2 - Cortona
Day 3 - Castel Rigone
Day 4 - Corciano
Day 5 - Corciano
Day 6 - Perugia