On this 10-day tour of Tuscany and Central Italy, immerse yourself in the encompassing culture of Italy and enjoy the sumptuous luxuries that the country has to offer. Taste wine from boutique wineries that have mastered the craft over centuries. The authentic Tuscan culture, the appetizing food, and the delectable wine are all within arms reach in this luxury Tuscany vacation.
Rome - The Cradle of the West
Arrive in Rome and be transferred to your fabulous hotel. Settle into the lifestyle with a strong caffe, letting the smooth, earthy coffee revitalize you. Take advantage of your time in Rome. From the Etruscans to the people, the Vatican to Mussolini, Fellini to Berlusconi, you will be able to feel the pulse of the city’s history and beauty from the moment the plane touches down.
Ease into the Italian lifestyle, the pace of life and the food, and the opulent history displayed on almost every corner. If you choose to walk around the city, the smells of fresh pasta and zesty oranges are hard to miss. The city is boisterous with the conversations of the locals as they spend their afternoons in the sun with a glass of white wine and a plate of pasta.
Wander down the Spanish Steps, where the locals spend their nights playing guitar and drinking wine. Located between Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top and Piazza di Spagna at the bottom, the Spanish Steps are a nice space to sit, relax, and watch the lovers stroll by. If you are in a mood to stroll, the neighborhood at the base of the Spanish Steps has often been referred to as the “Beverly Hills of Rome, ” boasting luxurious shops and restaurants; look through the lavish window displays of the stores before going inside.
Rome - Open Up to Rome
Lucca - Open Up to Italy
Lucca - Settling In
Siena - Reach Out
Siena - Grab Hold
Maremma - Pull Italy in Close
Umbria - Opening Up to Umbria
Umbria - Hold onto Umbria
Rome - Open Up and Let Go
- Taste the luscious wines of different communes, like the “Super Tuscans”
- Experience medieval and ancient architecture in its historical splendor
- Wander through the quintessential Ancient Rome
- Get acquainted with the Cathedrals of Assisi and Siena
- Refine your culinary skills by partaking in a traditional Tuscan cooking class
- Lean into the Tower of Pisa, and see the famous lean of four-degrees
Begin your tour in Rome, where the modern roots of Italy and Western Civilization’s wine is entrenched in history. The sights and tastes of the city will urge you through a historical tour of iconic sights such as the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Trevi Fountain. Rome is an open city, inviting everyone and anyone to relish in its history and its modernity. Whether on walking tours or bus tours, your journey through Rome will encompass the food and wine that still make people embrace the city.
Traveling through Tuscany gives you the opportunity to experience the celebrated lush countryside on your way to Lucca, known for its medieval walls and its vicinity to the Vespa museum. Stroll by the Tower of Pisa, notable for its famous tilt. A taste of Bolgheri offers plenty of flavor for your first wine tasting; you will begin to understand the popularity of Italian wines, if you hadn’t already. Moving to Siena gives you more time in the Tuscan hills, the unimaginable experience of seeing Siena’s Duomo and its mosaic floor, as well as the lofty towers of San Gimignano. A day of traveling through Montalcino and Montepulciano shows you medieval architecture and wines that haven’t changed much since the Middle Ages.
Moving to Torgiano in Umbria offers a different view, one of golden Umbrian plains and lush wines, which are just as delicious as the ones you left behind in Tuscany. Touring through Torgiano and Montefalco offers substantial architecture that astounds you with every glance, along with wine that will cause you to pause to enjoy fully its immaculate flavor. Assisi is perched on top of a hill, with inhabitants proud of their history, boasting a connection to Saint Francis. The town of Spello asserts its quaintness in its compact and modest look; the cordial atmosphere welcomes you as you tour the ancient streets. Each city offers a variety of pleasantries, from food to wine and from exuberant storeowners to gaudy cathedrals. If you open your arms to Italy, each moment of this tour will last a luxurious lifetime.
$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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