Tuscany by vintage car

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TUSCANY BY VINTAGE CAR

 

Saturday, 30th May:        Arrival

Arrival at Florence airport and private transfer to your hotel, check-in and relax.

First walking tour of Florence.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Sunday, 31st May:           Florence

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning

Your guide will let you discover the historical centre with its renowned treasures. The tour starts with a walk through the city centre with an introduction to highlights such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its golden globe, the St. John’s Baptistery with Ghiberti’s famous bronze portals, the old city hall called Palazzo Vecchio, and the jeweller’s bridge of Ponte Vecchio. Thereafter, the tour continues to the Gallery of the Academy to take a close look at the statue of David. Free lunch.

Afternoon

Pick up of the vintage cars in Florence and transfer to the hotel in Chianti, driving along the Chianti ancient road.

Stop at Greve in Chianti for a short visit of the hamlet.

Continue to the Villa, check-in.

Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Monday 1st June:            Chianti tour – San Gimignano

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning

Transfer by vintage car to the Chianti: meeting the at the Wine Shop and will start the tour of the estate by your car. The tour begins at the ancient Brolio Castle which bears witness to the long and fascinating history of the Ricasoli family. The barons have made fundamental contributions to the political history of Italy and the agricultural and enological development in the Chianti Classico area. After, the tour takes you to our incredible Cru vineyards, the most important in the estate. You will learn about the multifaceted soils, climate conditions, zoning projects and the research and selection of the Sangiovese biotypes. The whole system is based on a modern concept of viticulture and wine making which resulted in the birth of our grand cru wines. Our state-of-the-art vinification area combines productive functionality with an aesthetic environment to create an ideal facility for the production of excellent wines. The wines are then aged in barrels in the underground “barriccaia” located in the adjacent wine cellar. After understanding the philosophy and history of this estate, the tour concludes with a wine tasting in a private room of an exclusive selection of our wines.

Free lunch.

Afternoon

San Gimignano rises on top of a hill 334m above sea level, clearly visible in the distance with its many towers. Today 13 towers remain of the 72 towers of the fourteenth century, when every well off family built a tower to show its economical power (many of them are still visible in the buildings, even if they were cut off).

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Tuesday 2nd June:           Pisa

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning

Transfer by vintage car to Pisa: a drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside will bring you to Pisa, once a powerful naval Republic. In the 11th century the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli was built; truly a place of wonders, as its name suggests, this square attracts visitors from all over the world. You will be able to admire the Cathedral, the elegant Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Camposanto (cemetery). On arrival you will meet  your tour guide for a guided tour of the city including a visit to the Cathedral. At the end of the visit, there will be free time at your disposal. Time at disposal for free lunch.

Afternoon

On the way back you can stop at the fashion outlet around Florence where you will be able to discover the advantages and bargains of this kind of shopping.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June:    Siena

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning

Transfer by vintage car to Siena:  private tour of all the historical and cultural landmarks of the town. From the world-wide famous Piazza del Campo where the Palio horse race takes place, to the historical building of the Monte dei Paschi bank, to the Tolomei palace or the Chigi Saracini one- now a Music Academy. Not to mention the church of San Domenico or the Cathedral where Michelangelo, Bernini, Donatello and Giovanni Pisano left the masterpieces.

Lunch with typical products at a restaurant in Piazza del Campo.

Afternoon

In the afternoon entrance at Museo Civico. The Museum is housed in the Public Palace, which was built largely between the end of the century. XIII and the first half of the fourteenth, to house the Nine Lords who ruled the Republic of Siena. In the museum you can admire precious frescoes: The Majesty (1315), the Guidoriccio da Fogliano (1328) by Simone Martini (1284-1344) in the hall of the Globe, while that of the Nine cycle of Good Government (1339-39) of Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1285-1348), whose ethical meaning political Government of Nine. Have to remember the cycle of Famous Men (1413-14) by Taddeo di Bartolo (1362ca.-1422).

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Thrusday 4th June:          Pienza e Montalcino

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning

Departure by vintage car to Pienza, a charming hamlet belonging to the renaissance period .

Free lunch.

Afternoon

Transfer to Montalcino for a independent  tour up and down through alleys and streets in the homeland of Brunello. You will go down to the Church of Sant’Egidio called the church of Siena, the Town Hall at the end of the thirteenth century, the arcades of the Piazza del Popolo in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, then goes back to the fourteenth century churches of St. Augustine and St. Francis with its annexed convents, and continue in gentle climb to the Cathedral.

Transfer to Bagno Vignoni and check-in to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Friday 5th June:                                Bagno Vignoni

Breakfast at the hotel.

The all day is dedicated to personal program at Terme and Spa.

Bagno Vignoni is a tiny medieval village where the main square is made ​​up of a tank of water. Singularity urban explainable as the housing and the church of San Giovanni Battista have developed around the hot spring is already in use in Roman times. Santa Caterina, a little more than a child was brought by his family to bathe in these waters who tried in vain to dissuade her from her religious fervor.

Good-bye dinner at the hotel.

 

Saturday 6th June:           Departure

Breakfast  at the hotel.

Check out and departure by private bus to the airport.

  

Quotation upon request: mail to: incoming@clmviaggi.com

 

The tour includes ….

– Two full day rental (second and third day);

– Pick-up and drop-off of the vintage car at the villa-.hamlet;

– Personalized road book;

– Assistance during the tour with substitute car in case of need;

– Car liability; Insurances (damages theft-fire)

– Treasure Hunt organization with guides and award ceremony


Photos by: Giulia Brogi – Silvia Pratelli - FotoGielle Siena