Come see extraordinary Tuscany on this 8-day tour through famous hillsides to vivacious coastlines. Explore Renaissance art and modern marble. This journey through Tuscany will have you watching the sapphire Ligurian Sea and sitting in a 17th century palace looking over the valley at sunset. Walk along medieval fortified walls and hold the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the palm of your hand. From Michelangelo’s David to the music of Puccini, Etruscan ruins to serene lakes, there is no end...
Florence – Beginning the Extraordinary
Welcome to Italy, one of the most coveted vacation destinations in the world, filled with remarkable landscapes and the tremendous city of Florence, known to be the cradle of the Renaissance. Today you will arrive in the charming village of Pietrasanta located in the Tuscan Hills, and often referred to as the “City of Artists.” The medieval town has a quiet atmosphere and a delightful square that opens up directly into the hills. The city is often decorated not just with the historic beauty of the buildings but also modern sculptures, turning the streets into an open art exhibit. The municipality was used as the source of marble for Michelangelo’s works and continues to produce the stone for local and distant sculptors helping keep the city’s traditions alive.
Settle into your accommodation, a luxurious 17th century palace that overlooks the rolling hills outside. In the evening you will enjoy the comforts of a nearby village with a tasting of the local delicacies, from wine to crostini.
Pisa – The Field of Miracles
Cinque Terre – The Five Lands
Carrara – Work of Art
Florence – Discovering the City
Lucca – Great Walls and Music Halls
Italian Riviera – Extraordinary Endings or Continuations
Florence – Journey Home
- Witness the imaginative creation of sculpting marble, from its beginnings at the quarry to its final design
- Visit the Field of Miracles in Pisa, home to the Leaning Tower
- Discover the coastal splendor of Cinque Terre, five beautiful connected towns
- Experience the works of Renaissance masters in Florence
- See the home of Puccini, the exceptional composer
- Journey beside the famous medieval walls of Lucca
Your luxury travel tour through Italy takes you on a cultural journey through the diverse towns and cities that expand over the famous Tuscan hills. From effervescent wines to the scent of herbaceous pesto, leaning towers to famous compositions, find yourself near sculpted masterpieces and marbled caves, medieval villages and marvelous landscapes. This extraordinary vacation through Tuscany will never cease to amaze you.
Your Tuscan vacation begins with your arrival in the hillside town of Pietrasanta and the lavish accommodation of a 17th century palace. The plush hills surrounding the villa immediately welcome you. The following day you will venture into Pisa and visit the Field of Miracles, the piazza that houses the stunning basilica, baptistery, and the legendary Leaning Tower. Come to Volterra in the afternoon, a city with ancient roots that has measured history within its architecture and unique alabaster craftsmanship. Just beyond the borders of Tuscany is Cinque Terre, five villages that were once only connected to one another by a mountain trail. The colorful homes are situated against the glistening Ligurian coastline offering a charming view from any angle.
The pristine beauty of marble is alluring, whether sculpted into a masterwork or carved straight from the mountain. Carrara is known for its marble caves situated in the Apuan Alps and used by the revered Michelangelo. Enjoy lunch in Colonnata before witnessing the sculpture ateliers in Pietrasanta where you can watch the marble transform. The next day you will marvel in Florence, touring through the streets to find the magnificent architecture and masterful artwork. In Lucca you can discover how beautiful medieval walls can be in the modern age while Torre del Lago offers you insight into the life of the renowned composer, Puccini. Then venture to the hillside medieval spa town of Montecatini Terme or the plush coastal town of Versilia Riviera before you make your journey home.
$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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