Our Private Week Tours
Tuscany Valdorcia Walking Tour Pienza
Castello di Rampolla Wine Tasting
Florence Food and Wine Tour
Matera and the canyon
Otranto Coast, Salento
Rocche di Costamagna Tasting, La Morra
Selinunte Greek Temple
Women Wine Tasting Tour
Conti Zecca wine tasting
You want an early holiday in the spring, when it’s not so warm, but the wheather is mild? You have heard many things of Sicily and of its wines, now you wonder where it’s better to go, and which are the finest wines? And, eventually, you perhaps heard of its extraordinary Easter folklore and celebrations? Then, you should join this unique themed trip of ours for the Holy Week. First of all because in April Sicily has a very mild wheather and spring is fully blooming, while the winter is still lingering in Italy. Second, because this trip combines three top destinations, on the eastern coast, a myth for the travellers since the Grand Tour times. Highlights • Taormina and Giardini Naxos • Etna volcano, the craters tour • Alcantara, the pistacchio of Bronte, the best wineries • Syracuse, Ortygia and the archeological Neapolis • The Pantalica canyon, ancient necropolis • The Baroque cities of the Hyblean Plateaux, Modica and Ragusa • Easter celebrations in Taormina, Ferla, Ispica, Ragusa and Modica • Best wine tasting of the Etna, Eloro and Hyblean wine zones Contact us for a custom made program and quote.
• PROSECCO. Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are the original Prosecco country. Asolo is a small artistic town. The Venetian Villa Maser, winery and museum. • VICENZA and Padova. COLLI EUGANEI, and Breganze wines. Merlots, and whites. The world's best Grappa in Bassano. • GARDA LAKE shores. Fresh, gentle wines of Bardolino, Lugana and Custoza. The classic method spumante from Franciacorta. • VERONA. The finest Soave, the classic Valpolicella, AMARONE mythical, powerful Veneto wine. The most scenic, top level ITALIAN OPERA at the Roman Arena, in Verona July and August only.
CLASSIC ITALIAN OPERA PERFORMACES, TOP VENETO WINES Verona, offers the most classic and scenic Opera fastival, between June and August, in the open air, in the amazing Roman theathre, the Arena. We took advantage of the summer, to combine our classic Veneto wine tour with the Opera festival. If wine is an icon of the Italian lifestyle, well, the Opera shows teh essential of the Italian feel for drama, comedy, and their liberating power! So, we spent three days in Verona, enjoying the Aida, and the Nabucco, while visiting the Valpolicella, the Soave Hills, and Bardolino on the Garda lake. Then we moved north to the Sudtyroler Weinstrasse, tasting their elegant wines. Thirds, we crossed the Dolomites, lodging in Cortina, and visited Sass Pordoi, the remains of the Marmolada glacier, the unmissable Lavaredo Three Peaks. In the end, we reached the Valdobbiadene green hills, we lodged in majestic Castelbrando, a our tour came to an end in the Prosecco wine country.
Highlights: Sannio Aglianico and Taurasi wines vineyards, Paestum Greek temples, Amalfi and Ravello, Pompei and the Vesuvius, Capri island daytrip. Flegrean fields and Naples, great melting pot of the old world.
One may have different reasons to wish and take a Tuscany tour: for many the highlights are art and history, food and wine or nature and relax for others. So, when you think of Tuscany what do you see first? More often the word Renaissance comes first to your mind and Florence, then probably the medieval hilltop towns, castles, churches and beautiful villas that dot a beautiful countryside like in a painting. Some people, too, travel to find wine and food, do you already picture yourself savouring the earthy Tuscan cuisine, with a a glass of fine Sangiovese in your hand? Or, if you are a nature lover or you like to walk, wouldn’t you take a walk in the picture-perfect hills, across small olive groves and vineyards, and then get as a reward a great wine tasting in a small winery? Well, you can find all of this in the same tour. You can see, taste and enjoy everything during a wine tour, because the best wine are made just in the nicer landscapes, you will discover so many fine wines and genuine dishes. Because art is not only Florence or a museum, but is everywhere in this region. You find it in small towns, churches, monasteries and villas lost in the countryside. This tour is called Tuscany Classic, because it offers the best introduction to Tuscany, it's the ideal one if you visit for the first time*. We explore the most famous hills around Florence and Siena, where the highest number excellent wineries, as well as of historical landmarks is concentrated. We travel the picture-perfect valleys of Valdorcia, home of Brunello and Vino Nobile, then the Chianti Hills, where the more iconic wine is made: Chianti Classico, of course. You will taste one particular white too, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and last but not least, the richer and exclusive Supertuscans. Along the way we see massive medieval castles, etruscan sites, romantic Renaissance villa and abbeys lost in the countryside, and delightful walled hilltop towns. Altogether, our aim is not only food and wine, or art and history, but a full-immersion in the Tuscan world and lifestyle that are such a living icon since Renaissance times. A week is short to see all, so we suggest a 2-3 days extension too, that you can spend visiting the main cities of art, and shopping, Florence and Siena. * Many people have visited Tuscany already, so if you are faamiliar with Florene ansd Siena, the Chianti and the Vino Nobile, please check our other Tuscany for connoisseurs tours as Tuscany Coast, From Rome to Florence and more. Highlights & main wines • Montepulciano, Pienza cheese. Vino Nobile • Montalcino, Monteoliveto Brunello, Rosso • Chianti North, Greve and Panzano Chianti Classico • San Gimignano, Vernaccia • Chianti South, Gaiole, Radda Chianti Classico Extension • Siena, Campo square, Duomo • Florence, Piazza Signorìa, Duomo, David, Uffizi museum Lodgings 2 Hotels or country resorts in the Crete and in the Chianti area Rate and Inclusions € 4.000 in double occupancy, for 8 days 7 nights tour • 7 nights lodging in 3 and 4 stars hotels or country resorts • 9 full meals, DOC wine inlcuded, and 2 picnics • 14 wine tasting at winery • Expert guide • Vehicle and driver More details in our Rates page. Contacts us for your Custom made tours, vehicle, and itinerary
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