This tour incorporates culinary experiences with a breathtaking historical journey sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Upon arrival at the magnificent Tenuta La Lupaia 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 skillfully prepare a delicious meal right in front of your eyes.
After a gourmet breakfast of homemade pastries, jams, cheeses and fresh milk, your personal driver will chauffeur you to the nearby town of Assisi. This magnificent medieval village (famous for Christianity) is perched on the mountainside of Monte Subasio; here you can see the splendid Basilica of San Francesco (listed as a World Heritage Site). Be swept away by this stunning city with its views and countless churches, as your personal guide leads you on a journey of discovery around the city rendered famous by San Francesco. And following this, in the center of Assisi you will lunch in a truly exclusive restaurant immerged in the remains of an ancient Roman settlement dating back to 75 AD; an experience exclusive to Dragonfly Tours which unites the passions of both art and cooking. You will be offered a menu that has been carefully selected by us, and impeccably prepared by the chef who will regale you with the secrets of the traditional dishes of Umbria. After your tour you will return comfortably to your hotel, free to relax.
Today you depart for Siena 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 takes place that every citizen of Siena looks forward to: the Palio di Siena. You will learn about the history of the Contrade (ancient Sienese name for neighborhood) and visit the famous Duomo and other monuments of the city. After the tour, your guide will accompany you to a restaurant that we have chosen especially for you; a famous restaurant in a unique location that will leave you astounded. After lunch you will be accompanied back to your hotel, content with a new experience that has combined culture and good traditional food, as is the Italian tradition.
After breakfast, you will have the morning free to relax in your hotel, or go for a walk on one of the many trails in the woods (where nearby Montepulciano can be reached). In the afternoon you will become the chef, joining the professionals as you challenge yourself in the kitchen to create and prepare a menu designed entirely by you. Discover the secrets of true Tuscan cuisine as you make homemade pasta, desserts and many other dishes, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour during a sumptuous dining experience.
Start the day with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before a late morning check-out. From this point DRAGONFLY TOURS can accommodate your specific ongoing travel needs including transfers to a nearby airport, rail station or other travel requirements to your next destination - alternatively, why not choose to enjoy another of our 'Italy MiniTours'.