Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Poggibonsi – Siena – Carrara – Volterra – Alberese – Populonia – Rome
Meeting with your Tour Leader in Rome. Departure by coach to Montepulciano visiting the town and wine tasting at the famous 2Nobile” di Montepulciano. Free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we will proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance “ideal town”, built by Pope Pius II. Visit to the Palazzo Piccolomini, the Cathedral and the Palazzo Civico. A coach trip and then a visit to the ancient Sant’ Antimo Abbey in perfect Romanesque style. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Poggibonsi.
After your breakfast at the hotel, departure to Siena for the visit of this beautiful medieval city with its monuments and surrounding landscape: the Cathedral, Piazza Del Campo with the Palazzo Comunale and the famous Tower of “Mangia”. You will then have free time for lunch on your own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Poggibonsi.
Departure by coach to Carrara, with a visit to the impressive Marble Quarries carved deep into the mountain, where Michelangelo took the raw materials to create his superb masterpieces. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the quarries. You will then proceed to Volterra to visit this old town famous for its mining of Alabaster, the medieval Cathedral and Palazzo Dei Priori. The visit will finish at a typical artisanal Alabaster workshop. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Poggibonsi.
After breakfast, a morning departure by coach to Alberese for a visit of a Farmhouse in the Maremma. Here you will have a showcase of the Maremman traditions, meeting the Butteri, the famous Maremman “cowboys”, with their horses and cattle. Later, you will taste typical Maremman foods and wine. Then an afternoon transfer to Populonia. You will visit the monumental Etruscan Site Of Populonia, located on the cape of the lush Baratti’s bay. Arrival in the evening in Rome and end of the services.
May: 1, 5, 28
June: 22, 26
September: 3, 7, 24
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