Day 1: Arrival to Rome and to Bocelli FarmHouse
Your driver will meet you at the airport and you can start your journey in to the countryside, arriving to the small hill town of Orvieto. You have the morning here to explore this medieval town and have an easy day after your flight. Then a quick drive to a local farmhouse for lunch and excellent wine before heading to your to Bocelli family FarmHouse. On your arrival at the Bocelli family FarmHouse you will be greeted by Alberto and Cinzia Bocelli.
Day 2: Florence day
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “cradle of renaissance”. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as The Duomo, the Baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the “Gates of Paradise.” Spend the afternoon strolling the Uffizi art gallery where some of the best known paintings are located and of course end your tour with Accademia, the home to Michelangelo’s David.
Day 3: Garfagnana
After breakfast you will then be taken to the astonishing Grotta del Vento, a breathtakingly beautiful underground complex of caves in the morning. Then Antica Trattoria Dell’Eremita, an idyllic country restaurant where you can enjoy the local cuisine. Afterwards, you will proceed with your visit of the Apuan Alps parks. The Vagli di Sotto is the next location, where you can explore this mysterious ghost town which lays below water level. Today’s day tour will come to an end with a visit to the Orrido di Botri, a natural gorge teeming with interesting vegetation and curious animal species.
Day 4: Siena and San Gimignano
Today is to visit two of the best known towns in this region, SanGimignano and Siena. First stop is the small village of San Gimignano with all it’s towers, is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena important for its time and now one of the most visited towns in Tuscany. Afternoon you will reach Siena where you will be exploring the main square, Piazza del Campo, the home of the Palio delle Contrade, the famous horse races that occur twice a year, following a visit to the Duomo before get back the farm house.
Day 5: Bolgheri and Lajatico
First stop of the day is Bolgheri, a medieval village, you will visit the town’s most interesting locations including the magnificent castle, its tallest tower and of course, the untouched natural landscape that stretches for miles and miles. During your visit to Bolgheri you will also have the opportunity to participate in a wine tasting at the Enoteca di San Guido. After lunch you will visit the Propositura di San Lorenzo in the town of Castagneto Carducci. The Propositura dates back to 1212 and remains until this day a religiously significant site throughout the country. Afternoon is to visit, Lajatico, Andrea Boceli’s birthplace where you can visit the Teatro del Silenzio, a stunning architectural gem born from Andrea’s unique idea to create an exclusive theater from which to perform just one concert each year.
Day 6: Pisa and Lucca
After breakfast you will meet up again with your driver and guide, to spend a portion of your morning at the Leaning Tower and the main square. The cathedral and baptistery, the tower of Pisa, and the Campo Santo or cemetery, together form one of the most beautiful and famous building groups in the world. The “Piazza dei Miracoli” makes a perfect showplace for these exquisite examples of Romanesque architecture. Continuing on along the scenic route in the Tuscan countryside, before arriving to one of the most famous and glorious walled cities of Italy, Lucca. Here you will spend a portion of your afternoon sightseeing the town and Duomo di San Martino, before heading back.
Day 7: Day 5: Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio and back to Rome
Your last morning and your final fabulous breakfast before heading straight for the lovely town of Orvieto. On your arrival in Orvieto, you will be offered the unique opportunity to explore the town’s underground, a network of grottoes and pathways used by the Etruscans for many years ago. Your English speaking driver will then accompany you to La Badia, this charismatic restaurant was once a medieval monastery nestled within the Umbrian hills, but today it is one of the region’s most prized eating establishments serving up fabulous food among the fragrant vineyards and olive groves. Afternoon you will be visiting Civita di Bagnoregio, a town founded by the Etruscan over twenty-five hundred years ago. This picturesque town is in fact located on atop a plateau of volcanic tuff and overlooks the Tiber river valley below.
Note: The requirement for booking is 50% prepayment, not refundable