Through the regions Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, this tour brings you through some of the most famous wine districts in central Italy combining wine tastings and the best regional food, with interesting cultural visits in some of the most loved Italian Regions.
Best period is spring, summer and late autumn
Day 1: Travelling through the region Lazio to Tuscany
Departure from Hotel/Airport by bus with guide. The first wine tasting will be in the northern part of Lazio by a well known wine producer. His wine cellar is in the family house (today transformed in a charming family hotel) situated in the centre of a small medieval village. We are going to taste wines combined with different dishes. In the afternoon we will reach San Quirico D’Orcia in Tuscany for accommodation in a 3* Country hotel. In the afternoon we will reach San Quirico D’Orcia in Tuscany and check in for 2 nights in a 3* Country hotel. Dinner on your own.
Day 2: Montepulciano and Montalcino
Two famous wine producing towns in Tuscany. We start in the morning to visit the little charming town of Pienza, built in the 15century by the Pope Pius II, a perfect renaissance town preserved as it was from the first beginning. Montepulciano is situated on a hill top and around the central “piazza” many wine producer has their “Cantina” wine cellars.
We will visit a wine cellar and taste the famous “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano”. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon we are going to visit Montalcino famous all over the world for the excellent Brunello da Montalcino. Wine tasting. Back to the Hotel Dinner.
Day 3: Bagno Vignoni – San Gimignano – Siena
Today we leave our hotel to go to Siena but before leaving this area we will visit Bagno Vignoni a little delicious place where the central ” Piazza” is a warm mineral water pool surrounded by houses built in the 15th century. Than we travel through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany to reach San Gimignano a well preserved medieval town. From far away you can notice high towers above the city walls, there are 15 remeining from the 72 once standing. We will make a city walk in the middle of antique noble houses, narrow lanes and squares. “Vernaccia” is the wine produced here and we will have lunch and wine tasting in a farm outside town. After lunch we drive to Siena accommodation for 2 nights in.
Day 4: Siena and Chianti district
We start the day with a guided tour in Siena with a local guide, seeing the famous piazza “Il Campo” and the Dome. Later our bus is waiting to make a tour in the Chianti district to see valleys and small villages, castle’s on hilltops, olive groves and wine yards all set in a hilly landscape typical for this area.
We make a stop in a typical village and in a wine castle to taste some excellent Chianti wines. We taste wine in two farms and have a light lunch. Dinner on your own in Siena.
Day 5: Torgiano – Spello
Today we are going to Umbria to visit Torgiano a small village where the family Lungarotti produce famous wine’s. Here Maria Grazia Lungarotti has created a stupendous wine and olive oil museum that we are going to visit. Wine tasting with 3 of Lungarotti’s wines some bread and cheese will be arranged in the wine shop nearby the museum. In the magnificent valley of Umbria the old towns are dotted on the nearby hills, in the most famous Assisi the birth town of Saint Francesco we make our next stop. Then we stay for two nights nearby the town of Spello.
Dinner in the hotel.
Day 6: Spoleto – Montefalco
We start our day with a visit to Spoleto, a splendid town, characteristic corners and historical suggestions; a place where one can understand the importance of the relation between man and nature, and between history and landscape. We make a guided tour by foot in the city centre, and then we make a tasting of olive oil in a farm situated near the famous wells of Clitunno.
The charming little town of Montefalco is famous for the excellent wine Sagrantino di Montefalco that is produced on the hills around the village. Montefalco, due to the position on a hill is called ,”the terrace of Umbria” from here there is a magnificent view over a big part of the Umbian valley.
Day 7: Departure
End of the tour transfer back to Rome.