ROME CINQUE TERRE

ROME; CINQUE TERRE

THE ENCHANTING CINQUE TERRE – From ROME

ROME – SIENA – SAN GIMIGNANO – PISA – CINQUE TERRE and its Splendid Vineyards

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THE ENCHANTING CINQUE TERRE

This fabulous wine tour is designed for romantic couples or small groups of friends who want to see Sicily in style.

During the tour you will travel from Taormina to Palermo, stopping along the way at some of Sicily’s most interesting and intriguing towns and cities including Castelbuono, Monreale, Marsala, Trapani  and Erice.  You  will also become immersed in Sicily’s spectacular landscape, ascending the slopes of Mount Etna and down into the valleys where vineyards nestle under the hot Sicilian sun.

You will enjoy the flavours of Sicily too: its luscious wines and delicious olive oils, and food that will knock your socks off!

See Full Description for day to day activities.

  • Private driver/guide
  • Mercedes sedan or Viano van
  • Beautiful hotels
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Boat trip to Portovenere and along the Cinque Terre.
  • Breakfasts: 3
  • Dinners: 3
  • Wine Tastings: 3

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
Departure Dates: Every Sunday
Timings: To be arranged

Prices from: $ 695 /person (USD)

Start From: Your Hotel or other agreed place, Rome
Tour Ends:   Your Hotel or other agreed place, Rome

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ITINERARY

Day 1: SUNDAY – OFF TO TUSCANY – Montepulciano – Pienza – Siena

Today’ Highlights:
8.00 am meeting point at the Gartour sightseeing office or pickup at the hotel from 7.30am to 7.45am.
Meet your multilingual tour leader and start a delightful trip through the rolling hills of the Chianti Region. Will reach the hilltop town of MONTEPULCIANO, an ancient village rich of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy, the “Nobile di Montepulciano”. You will stop for a visit to a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines and local products like ham, cheese, and salami.
Proceed to PIENZA, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II and alsowell-known for its pecorino cheese.
The tour will proceed to SIENA, where you will enjoy a visit of the old city centre. You will be walking along the medieval streets admiring splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in the Piazza del Campo with its spectacular Cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called “Il Palio”.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Hotels
Siena Hotel Garden or Similar 4 Stars

Day 2: MONDAY – APPROACHING THE COAST – San Gimignano – Chianti Area – Lucca – Pisa – La Spezia

Today’ Highlights:
After breakfast at the hotel, departure to SAN GIMIGNANO, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures.
You will then proceed to Tavarnelle Val di Pesa located within the CHIANTI CLASSICO “Gallo Nero” region, where we will make a stop at the farmhouse la tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch.
The tour continues onto LUCCA, where you will have free time for lunch. Our expert tour leader will also take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, where you will admire the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, the San Martino Dome and the typical antique shops.
In the early afternoon, you will then proceed to PISA, Upon arrival you will have a walking tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit), the Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments.
Proceed to LA SPEZIA.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: TUESDAY – EXPLORING THE CINQUE TERRE – Portovenere – Golfo Dei Poeti – Cinque Terre

Today’ Highlights:
After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World.
The five villages, “CINQUE TERRE” is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside, as in a postcard. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere and the most important villages. (In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train.)
You will be able to stop at PORTO VENERE, VERNAZZA, MONTEROSSO and visit them at leisure.
Return to La Spezia. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Hotels
La Spezia NH Hotel La Spezia or similar 4 Stars

Day 4: WEDNESDAY – MICHELANGELO’S MARBLE – Carrara Marble Mines – Montecarlo Di Lucca – Rome

Today’ Highlights:
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will take you to CARRARA for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Michelangelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. By visiting the quarry museum you will admire ancient tools, some sculptures and the quarryman’s house.
Continue to MONTECARLO DI LUCCA, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca. This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will stop and visit a farmhouse where the owners will have you taste delicious Tuscan food specialities, from olive oil to cheese, from bread to wine and of course pasta, which you will taste with different wines.
Proceed to Rome and arrival in the evening.
End of Tour