Leaving at 9.00 from your hotel or agriturismo for Assisi.
1st visit to "saint mary of the angels," in the foothills of Assisi, where you can enjoy visiting "the porziuncola". (a small local church where the Franciscan movement started.) After the visit we depart for
Assisi - a short 5 minute journey.
Once we arrive in Assisi, you will enjoy a leisurely visit to the historical centre of the town, starting from the monastery of saint Clare and ending with the church of San Francisco
Free time for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch (which you can choose to take in Assisi or in Cortona.)
After lunch (if it is taken in Assisi) we depart for the city of Cortona, where you will have free time to visit the beautiful city as you choose.
18.00 departure for hotel.
# at Cortona it is possible to visit the monastery of Cells s.Francesco. This needs to be requested in advance
We depart from the hotel prepared for an excursion in the open countryside and in the woods
We will arrive at a specially selected area to search for the truffles (the exact location varies according to the season)
Here we meet the truffle expert with his dog who will guide us on foot through the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by nature, in search of this famous and delicious tuber.
The types of truffles are always changing depending on the season
The duration of the tour with the dog is approximately 2 hours
The most common type of truffles are the marzolo and the black scorsone, in two brief periods of the year we can also find the prized white truffle
90% of of the excursions end with a good result.
With a prior reservation on returning from the walk, which will surely have given you a good appetite. There is an option to dine at the restaurant, the
Walter Redaelli, where you can taste the famous tuber,
Cooked in the delicious simple and traditional cuisine of Tuscany.
Or we can arrange for a chef to prepare tasty dishes at your own home using the truffles that we have just found.
# all the tours are subject to change according to customer requirements
Visit to two cantinas which produce the vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
With wine tasting
Visit to the historic centre with the possibility of a free visit to the fascinating subterranean city.
It is possible to have lunch included in the wine tasting at the cantina
The tasting of specific reserve wines is not included and is paid directly to the cantina at the time of tasting. The price varies according to the specific wine chosen
If the customer requests a wine tasting including lunch it is possible to return home in the early afternoon.
Depart at 9.00 from your hotel or agriturismo for a transfer to Montepulciano.
Visit to wine cellars for a tasting of Montepulciano nobile wine.
Free time for visiting the historical centre and lunch.
After lunch a scenic transfer to Pienza. Free time to visit the town and taste the famous cheese "pecorino di pienza" there is a large selection available in the local specialist shops
Time for the continuation of the visit and tour to "sant'anna in canprena" a historical monastery where some scenes from the film "the English patient" were filmed and where you can admire the art of Luca Signorelli.
18.00 departure for the return to your hotel
#the tour does not include fees for the visits to the cellars and the wine tasting , which need to be paid by the customer depending on their choice of tasting.
# all tours can be subject to change according to customer requirements.
Depart at 9.00am from your hotel or agriturismo for San Gimignano
arrive at the wine producer San Donato (San Gimignano) for a tour of the winery and a wine tasting of the "vernaccia" white wine doc.igp. (# not included in the tour price)
Arrival at the historical centre of "San Gimignano" . Free time to visit the town and have lunch.
Short drive towards Siena with a brief stop at "cast. Monteriggioni ".
arrive at Siena to visit to the city with its famous "Piazza del Campo" where the"Palio di Siena" horse race takes place twice a year.
Free time to visit the city,.
Depart at approximately 6.00 pm to return to your hotel.
#the tasting of the "vernaccia" white wine is not included. The customer pays the cantina at the time of the tasting
# all tours can be altered in accordance with the requirements of the customer.
Departure from your hotel or agriturismo at 9.00 for the drive to Cortona
Stopping during the journey at the cellars of Avignonesi for a visit to the winery and a wine tasting, and a visit to the acetaia where they produce their balsamic vinegar
After the visit you will drive to Cortona for a visit to the monastery of St Francis. And a visit to the old city where you will have some free time to visit the historical centre and to have lunch. . At approximately 15.00 we depart for our journey home.
The tour can be amended to include a lunch in a hotel or at a farm
The tour only includes the fees for transport and a driver
The tour does not include the cost of the guided tour to the cellars or the wine tasting which need to be booked a few days in advance
# all tours are subject to change according to the requirements of the customer.
Depart for Rapolano Terme (Siena) or Bagno Vignoni (Val d'Orcia) from your Hotel at a time to be agreed with the client.
Arrive at the Thermal Spa at the appointed time to experience warm baths, massages and relaxation in the interior and exterior spaces of the Spa
Here you can also enjoy refreshments both Bar service and Self Service available
Travel time: Rapolano Terme 30 min. each way, Bagno Vignoni 45min. to an hour each way (depending on the traffic)
Total time spent at the spa approximately 4/5 hours, if a longer period is required this can be organised
ALL TOURS CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS