On this memorable day, your English-speaking driver takes you through luscious scenery to quaint settings and destinations that are emblematic of Tuscany and Umbria. The day begins with a drive to Orvieto, where you visit what many believe is Italy's most beautiful church. This Citadel City is also famous for its wine and pottery. You'll meet your local guide here so that together you can admire the peerless marble decorations of the cathedral façade. Inside, you'll see Signorelli's unforgettable frescoes depicting the end of the world, the resurrection of the dead, Heaven and Hell. Click here for more details about Orvieto. Next you'll explore the lovely little hill town of Orvieto, also famous for its colorful ceramics and its crisp white wine. Enjoy lunch on your own here before setting off for your Tuscan adventure..
It takes only a few minutes to reach the southern edge of Tuscany, where you leave the autostrada and wend your way down a two-lane road, through lush countryside, past lone cypresses and rugged crete, the unique limestone badlands that contrast so strikingly with the deep green fields. Your first stop is Bagni Vignoni, a tiny village whose main square is actually an ancient thermal pool. Next you're off to the quintessential Renaissance hill town -- Pienza -- and finally to Montepulciano, famous for the narrow streets, charming churches and local red Nobile di Montepulciano. You will have a tasting of the latter delicacy at a local winery. It is all part of what makes Tuscany one of Europe's premier destinations. You will return to Rome with a new understanding of this area's agricultural richness and cultural wealth.
This tour lasts nine hours. Prices include private car and driver. Two hours with a personal tour guide in Orvieto is an optional extra. Please note that while your driver speaks English, his job is to get you safely from one place to another, so he should not be expected to chat while en route. Entrance tickets and meals are not included. Children under 6 years old are free of charge.
|Without Guide||With Guide in Orvieto|
|1 person||761.00 Euro/group||957.00 Euro/group|
|2 people||761.00 Euro/group||957.00 Euro/group|
|3 people||761.00 Euro/group||957.00 Euro/group|
|4 people||844.00 Euro/group||1049.00 Euro/group|
|5 people||844.00 Euro/group||1049.00 Euro/group|
|6 people||947.00 Euro/group||1173.00 Euro/group|
|7 people||947.00 Euro/group||1173.00 Euro/group|