11 Days, Trip to Rome, Florence, Siena & Sorrento
- San Gimignano
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 3 nights at the Art hotel Gran Paradiso 4**** in Sorrento (classic room)
- 3 nights at the hotel FortySeven 4****L in Rome (classic room)
- 1 night at the hotel Davanzati 3*** in Florence (classic room)
- 3 nights at the hotel Relais "La Lupaia" in Torrita di Siena (deluxe room)
- Breakfast everyday at the hotels
- Transfers with private luxury car equipped with A/C, where mentioned, including arrival and departure transfers in Naples and Florence.
- Train tickets for 2 passengers from Naples to Rome
- Train tickets for 2 passengers from Rome to Florence
- Open mini-bar for the entire duration of the stay in "La Lupaia" hotel
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide in Rome : half day tour of Vatican Museum
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide in Rome : half day tour of Colosseum and Imperial Fora
- Professional, personal English speaking guide for f/day tour in Florence
- Professional, personal English speaking guide for h/day tour in Siena
- Lunch with complete menu (beverages excluded) in Rome, at restaurant "La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali"
- Lunch with complete menu (beverages excluded) in Colle Val D'Elsa, at restaurant " Molino il Moro"
- Cooking class (3 hours) at the hotel "La Lupaia"
- 2 Dinners with complete menu (beverages excluded) at hotel "La Lupaia"
- Wine tasting tour in Montalcino
- All mentioned train tickets
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
Day n. 1: Naples Apt/Sorrento
After your arrival at Naples Airport you will meet your personal English speaking driver that will escort you directly to the Art Hotel Gran Paradiso 4****. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure . Overnight at Art Hotel Gran Paradiso 4****.
Day n. 2, Amalfi coast
After enjoying breakfast at this breathtaking hotel your personal driver will chauffeur you along the charming scenic route to the nearby city of Ravello, the city of music. Set on the Amalfi Coast in an area of extraordinary natural beauty, your private driver will accompany you on a tour of this beautiful coast, before you continue to the nearby town of Amalfi, one of the oldest maritime republics. Lunch will be free. After lunch you can spend time exploring this splendid Cliffside town, unlocking its fascinating history, including local ceramics which date back to ancient times and the Duomo di S. Andrea. Later that afternoon your driver will transfer you back to your picturesque hotel in Sorrento.
Day n. 3, Sorrento
Breakfast in Hotel. Today you will have the whole day at your disposal to enjoy the beautiful city of Sorrento, to visit, for example, the Tarsia Museum and enjoy this beautiful coast city , but also to relax at the panoramic swimming pool of your hotel. Overnight at Art Hotel Gran Paradiso 4****.
Day n. 4, Sorrento/Naples-Rome
After breakfast your personal driver will escort you to Naples central train station ( 1 hour transfer) andyou will arrive in 1 hour and 10 minutes directly at Termini train station in Rome, where you will meet your personal driver that will escort you directly to the hotel Overnight at Hotel Fortyseven 4****L. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day n. 5, Rome
After your breakfast, you will reach the Vatican Museums on your own (you can easily get a taxi). Meet your personal English speaking guide at the Museums for a guided tour of 4 hrs. Following you will have the chance to visit Saint Peter's basilica with your guide. Lunch is at your leisure and after lunch you will have the rest of the day at your free disposal. Overnight at Hotel Fortyseven 4****L.
Day n. 6, Rome
After your breakfast, you will meet your personal English speaking guide at the Hotel and walk , in order to enjoy a visit, towards the heart of the Ancient part of the Eternal city: the Colosseum and Imperial Fora. Lunch will be served in a typical Roman restaurant in a walking distance from the Colosseum: here you will enjoy lunch with the freshest ingredients. After lunch you will have the rest of the day at your free disposal. Overnight at Hotel Fortyseven 4****L
Day n. 7, Rome / Florence
After breakfast your personal driver will escort you to Termini train station in Rome andyou will arrive in 1 hour and 30 minutes directly at Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence, where you will meet your personal driver that will escort you directly to the hotel Davanzati 3***. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day n. 8, Florence/ Torrita di Siena
After your breakfast, at 9,00am you will meet your personal guide in hotel that will bring you leisurely on a tour that will certainly remain in your heart: the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. After this visit you will have free time for lunch and after about one hour you will meet again your personal English speaking guide for a visit at the wonderful Accademia Gallery so to admire the many masterpieces that this Gallery has: 'David' and 'Prigioni' sculptures by Michelangelo, just to name a couple. After this visit, at about 5,00 pm you will meet your personal driver that will bring you directly near to Siena (about 2 hrs. driving) . Upon arrival at the boutique Hotel La Lupaia, in the Sienese hills, you will be free to relax and admire the splendid Tuscan valleys that surround your resort. Enjoy a glass of good wine or relax in the beautiful swimming pool that offers an enchanting view of the Tuscan hills. In the evening you will experience a delightful dinner at the resort, where your chef will prepare a delicious meal right in front of your eyes.
Day n. 9, Torrita di Siena
After a gourmet breakfast of homemade pastries, jams, cheeses and fresh milk, we will be ready for a splendid day we will discover the best wine of the world "Brunello di Montalcino".
Your driver will escort you to discover where the legendary land of Brunello di Montalcino at the 'Casato Prime Donne' Winery. Savor the renowned Brunello Riserva, and enjoy a guided tour of the winery, which we hope will leave you with lasting memories of this day and the flavors that have tantalized your palate. After the wine tasting your driver will accompany you in an incredible restaurant , located inside an ancient mill that dates back to 13th century that is still in activity. After lunch you will proceed to the charming village of San Gimignano, which has been declared a World Heritage Site : here you will be able to walk through its Medieval streets. You will explore the main attraction of San Gimignano: the 16 Medieval Towers that still stand today. The oldest is the Torre Rognosa, 51 meters high, while the tallest is the Torre del Podestà, also known as the Torre Grossa (Big Tower), standing 54 meters. In AD 1255 a law was passed that prohibited the building of any tower to be higher of the Torre Rognosa (which was the tallest at that time), while the two most important families - Ardinghelli and Salvucci - in order to demonstrate their power, had two towers built just 50 cm under the 54 meter limit. After this interesting visit you will return to the hotel and will have the evening and the dinner at your leisure
Day n. 10, Torrita di Siena
Today you depart for Siena with your private driver, where your personal guide will meet and lead you on a journey of discovery. The history of this small and unique city will be expertly illustrated, allowing you to open your hearts as if you were a true inhabitant of Siena. You will discover the Magnificent Piazza del Campo where twice a year (2 July and 16 August) an event , that every citizen of Siena looks forward to , takes place : the Palio di Siena. You will learn about the history of the Contrade (ancient Sienese name for neighborhood) and visit the famous Duomo but also other monuments of the city. After the tour, your guide will suggest you several restaurants where you can have your lunch at your leisure. After lunch you will be accompanied back to your hotel, content with a new experience that has combined culture and good traditional food. In the afternoon you will become the chef, joining the professionals, as you challenge yourself in the kitchen of the hotel to create and prepare a menu designed entirely by you. Discover the secrets of true Tuscan cuisine while preparing homemade pasta, desserts and many other dishes, just before sitting down to enjoy the result of your funny work ,during a sumptuous dining experience.
Day n. 11, Torrita di Siena/ Florence Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Meet your personal English speaking driver with a private car for a transfer to Florence airport for your flight back home.