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    Day Trips from Rome to Tuscany

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    Florence and Pisa day trip

    When in Rome, you don't want to miss out on the opportunity of visiting as much as possible of the surroundings. There is so much to do and see! Also, Rome is in the perfect strategic point to travel to other regions in a day! Take Tuscany, for example. A neighboring region with a ton of things to offer. For this activity we are happy to arrange a private tour on a day trip from your Rome location, to visit Pisa and Florence. If you'd love to see these cities in Tuscany but you don't know how to reach them, you can cross them off your bucket list! One of our professional tour drivers will welcome you in any requested locations of yours, in Rome. You will then head to the country, on one of our luxury vehicles, a spacious Mercedes V Class Limovan or a Sedan, for a more intimate experience. Driving on the Highway of the Sun, l'Autostrada del Sole, as it's called here in Italy (a highway that travels across Italy from North to South) you will get to learn more about the locations you'll visit, thanks to the knowledge and funny anecdotes of your personal tour driver. Drive along different sceneries, cypress hills, sunflower fields, vineyards, olive tree groves, quarries and windmills. Pisa, one of the 4 Italian Maritime Republics Being it nestled on the coasts of the Tyrrenian seas, it was once a prominent Maritime Republic, along side Amalfi, Genova, and Venice. Now it is a quaint little city really, easy going living is a priority here. It hosts one of the most important universities in Italy, one of which was founded by Napoleon in the 1800s, La Normale di Pisa. This city is marvelous. An emblem of Italian art and literature all over the world. And architecture obviously. The high points of Pisa in fact, are not only the artistic and literary aspects. But its buildings too. Everything from Middle Ages, Renaissance with a hint of Gothic, Pisa boasts with beautiful architectures. Take the Leaning Tower, for example. A bell tower that is an architectural digest finished in 1372. Which is part of a 3 building complex dislocated and overlooking Piazza dei Miracoli, adorned with immaculate green fields, along side the Cathedral of Pisa and the Baptistry. Florence, the Noble Town (Città Nobile as Dante depicted it) Once in Florence your tour driver will make all the suggestions on what to do first, what to see, where to go. You will reach Porta Romana, a street where your tour driver will stay while you enjoy touring the city. Then off for a great time in Firenze! You can visit the famous Saint Mark's Square, where the Academy of the Fine arts are located. Galleria dell'Accademia, or Accademia Gallery is definitely a MUST SEE. It hosts several paintings, sculptures and artworks from so many artists in Renaissance times, like Allori, Pontormo and Michelangelo. Speaking of which, among other impressive masterpieces, make sure to see the David, one of Michelangelo's finest works. Walking through Via Ricasoli you can "stumble upon" Saint Mary of the Flower, the Florentine Cathedral. You can't really miss it. Literally! This church is Europe's third Largest Cathedral. With a dome created by Brunelleschi in the 15th Century and the naves on the inside beautifully decorated with Giorgio Vasari's paintings of the last judgement scene of Heaven and Hell. Another Mandatory stop is Piazza della Signoria Beautifully decorated with magnificent statues from Giambologna, Benevenuto Cellini, Bartolomeo Ammanti and Pio Fede. While you are here in the square, make sure to admire the Loggia dei Lanci, another selection by a multitude of artists are hosted here, from Statues to artwork. But you can't visit Florence without a stop to view the Old Bridge, il Ponte Vecchio. A promenade, really, that crosses the Arno river. A bridge that seems so fragile and precarious, with buildings swinging on top of it, it seems. But this bridge is stronger than it looks! It was built in a different time, the 14th century, it is incredibly sturdy. Even if not enough to house families and homes. That's why the buildings on Ponte Vecchio host workshops and boutiques today, some of which owned by Florence' most important jewelers. When in Florence you can also see the Giotto bell tower, the Baptistery, Palazzo Vecchio and S. Lorenzo district, famous for its leather market. At lunch we highly recommend a meal in one of the Taverns in the city, where locals usually go. Because, let's face it: who, better than the locals, know where the best spots are to eat a good meal? You can sample some local delicacies, that are not so delicate but oh so tasty and delightful. Pici all'Aglione are strongly recommended, a pasta dish with a tomato sauce spiced with a particular variety of garlic that doesn't grow anywhere else in the world. Or The Fiorentina, the famous steak. A ton of meat for just one person, so come with an appetite or you'll end up splitting your steak with three other people (just joking, of course. But it is big) After Florence, you'll enjoy a nice gentle ride in the countryside, all the way back to your location in Rome.

    price from €162.50

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    Rome tour to Montepulciano

    A visit to Cortona and Montepulciano is a special encounter with history, great food, and high quality wine. How would you like to spend a day wandering in the Town featured in “Under the Tuscan Sun”? Cortona is a neat quaint hilltop town, dominating the south side of the Chiana Valley. From the fortress, you can enjoy magnificent views of Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding forests, along with vineyards and olive groves that produce some of the best wine and olive oil in all of Italy. You will then continue to Montepulciano, home of the famous “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano”, a wine that originated in the 1300s. The heart of Wine Country Montepulciano’s traditions is to be one of the few places in the World where there are ancient underground cellars, in the heart of the town, that date back to Etruscan times. You will visit one of these ancient cellars, below a city palace where the wine rests in oak barrels, maturing into what will be the future Vino Nobile. Take your time and discover that it is not only famous wine that makes Montepulciano special, but also the medieval atmosphere and friendly people. Finally, we will leave Montepulciano, saying goodbye to its beauty, and start the drive back to Rome.

    price from €100.00

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    Day tour in Siena and more

    On this private tour you will see some enchanting locations, hilltop villages and the atmosphere that makes Tuscany so unique. Siena, in the Tuscan Countryside, is quaint and boasts with so many things to see. From Medieval streets and squares, to it’s Gothic buildings that still preserve an interesting charm. Visit the Gothic cathedral and Torre Del Mangia and other unique sites. Although, Piazza Del Campo is probably the most famous spot in town, as its the place where the World famous “Palio Horse Race” is held. The Century long traditions are very important! After the visit, we’ll proceed to San Gimignano This Town has so many interesting features you wouldn’t want to miss like the Towers, the “Duomo” or Collegiate Church, the “Palazzo Del Popolo”, the town hall, S. Agostino Church, the Museum of Holy Relics, and the infamous Museum of Torture. And of course, San Gimignano is known World wide for the famous productions of “Vernaccia” wine. Why not stop in a local restaurant for a delicious meal to pair with exquisite local wine? Your driver will be happy to recommend a perfect place. At the end of this interesting and relaxing day you will enjoy a pleasant journey back to Rome.

    price from €125.00

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    Montalcino and Pienza

    Your first stop is Montalcino, world famous for the infinite selections of Art, history and curiosities. And renowned for one of the finest red wines of Italy, the “Brunello Di Montalcino”. You will visit a winery and vineyard of one of the Brunello Di Montalcino producers. Have lunch in a typical Tavern, not far from the winery. Try the local culinary delicacies along with the finest wine! Speaking of food and wine, your next location is Pienza Another beautiful town in Tuscany, a hilltop village famous for its architectures, but also for the excellent sheep’s milk cheese, called pecorino. Stroll around this beautiful town where there are many charming, little shops that sell Pecorino cheese and other local treats. *UPON REQUEST, For the ultimate experience, you can visit Montepulciano as well. The must see locations in Montepulciano are the Duomo, Palazzo Piccolomini, and Palazzo Comunale. The town so unique and rustic, but it’s also famous for the renowned wine, “Vino nobile di Montepulciano”. *Upon request, before leaving Montepulciano we can organize a visit in one of the famous local wineries. Tour the vineyards and enjoy a detailed and interesting tour of the beautiful cellars. Above all, you will be able to enjoy a tasting of local wines! At the end of this trip you’ll return to Rome, with good memories of a day spent in Tuscany. To top it off, a bottle of “Vino nobile di Montepulciano” to bring home or enjoy during your stay in Italy. With compliments of Discovery Guided Tours

    price from €125.00

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    Rome trip to Saturnia

    Your tour driver will welcome you at your requested location in Rome. You will head for the beautiful Tuscan Countryside, driving through the gentle hills and beautiful sceneries. You’ll visit Saturnia today. One of the most amazing spa resorts in Italy located in the most beautiful and uncontaminated Maremma, Tuscany. The village of Saturnia is famous worldwide for its unique hot springs and thermal baths. There are two outdoor waterfalls, the Cascate del Mulino and Cascate del Gorello. Visit the Thermal sites in this incredible atmosphere Cascate del Mulino are probably the most famous natural springs in Tuscany. The hot springs of crystal light-blue water flow into dozens of steaming white limestone pools, and are known for their therapeutic and relaxing properties. Your vehicle & tour driver will remain at your disposal for the entire day if you wish to just enjoy a relaxing day in the natural hot springs of Saturnia. Time permitting, on the way back there’s the possibility to stop in Manciano. A pretty hilltop town in the Maremma area of Tuscany. Where you can enjoy the outstanding views of the hill side.

    price from €93.50

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    Chianti Tour from Rome

    Your tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome at 8:00am (suggested time). The tour begins and ends in Rome, for a private Chianti Wine tour. During the trip we will educate you a bit about the region you are about to visit, its history, culture and of course wines. You’ll drive directly to the Chianti wine region, which lies between the major cities of Florence and Siena, bordered on the east by the Chianti hills and on the west by the Elsa River. The Chianti wine region boasts delightful vistas framing the vine-covered rolling hills and ever present cypresses, along with an unhurried pace of life. We select some of the most famous wineries in Chianti for your special wine tasting tour so you can enjoy your beautiful day in the Chianti region. During wine tasting you might also have the chance to talk about wine and wine stories with old wine makers or passionate new generations involved in wine business while sipping incredible wines. This tour includes 1 winery visits, wine & Olive oil tasting at a winery with a brief visit of San Gimignano

    price from €137.50

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    Argentario Coast from Rome

    If you are looking for a slice of seaside in Tuscany in an out-of-the-way, then you should definitely visit the Monte Argentario. Surely one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany Monte Argentario, with its mountain, its shores, beaches, lagoons and natural reserve, is the ideal place for nature walks lovers. There are two pretty harbor towns perfect for sightseeing: Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano. Porto Ercole where bars and restaurants are interspersed with terraces overlooking the sea and shops made by former warehouses of fishermen. Porto Santo Stefano is the largest town on Monte Argentario and is situated in a picturesque bay, complete with a bustling old port, busy streets and a chic marina, which is often frequented by more than a few luxury yachts! You can take a relaxing stroll around, and stop at the Piazza dei Rioni for a cool drink or gelato at one of the many bistrots. There is also a wonderful Spanish fortress situated in a dominating position and built to control the port during the Spanish rule in the 17th century. Have lunch in Porto Santo Stefano! It has a fantastic culinary reputation for the excellent seafood, many Italians from Rome and Northern Italy are also drawn here. On the way back to Rome you can consider another stop in Capalbio, a charming medieval town, very lively all year round.

    price from €108.50

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    Tuscany Shopping Spree

    Your English speaking driver will welcome you in Rome Hotel for your private Outlet Shopping experience. Make your day of outlet shopping just perfect by taking one of our convenient and worry- free transfers. We’ll pick you up, wait while you shop, and take you back to your cruise ship in Livorno; all you’ll have to think about are the bargains! The tour takes you to the outlets of the most prestigious designer labels in Italian Fashion. The outlet will allow you to buy with solid 30% to 50% discounts. Gucci and Prada – Outlets shopping tour: where you can find prestigious high fashion companies including: Gucci – Giorgio Armani – Ferragamo – Y.S. Laurent – Ungaro – Zegna – Bottega Veneta – Sergio Rossi. The pleasant Café in the Center offers the chance of a snack (not included).During a comfortable trip on luxury, air-conditioned coaches, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape offered by the Arno Valley, where Masaccio was born. You will find Gucci and Prada at 30% to 50% off the retail price; forget haggling for deals on the Ponte Vecchio. The real bargain hunters head to such designer outlets as Prada and Gucci, which have become a shopper’s paradise. Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Armani and Much more!

    price from €107.50

    Tuscany is an Italian region famous for its scenic beauty, its history, its culture and its cuisine.

    With a day trip from Rome to Tuscany you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes and enchanting places to visit, such as the Chianti countryside, the Val d’Orcia and the Maremma coast.

    Discover its history and culture: Tuscany has been the scene of important historical and cultural events. There are numerous museums, palaces and churches to visit, including the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Palazzo della Signoria.

    You can also enjoy Tuscan cuisine, famous all over the world for its simplicity and the use of fresh and quality ingredients. There are many great opportunities to enjoy the region’s typical dishes, such as fresh pasta, grilled meat and Chianti wine.

    The best day trips from Rome to Tuscany

    There are many interesting day trips that you can do from Rome to Tuscany, including:

    • Florence: Florence is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in Tuscany. You can visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, and many other places of interest.
    • Siena: Siena is another important medieval city in Tuscany. Piazza del Campo, home to the famous Palio di Siena, is the main place to visit, as well as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Civic Museum.
    • San Gimignano: San Gimignano is a small medieval village known for its towers and panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside.
    • Pienza: Pienza is a small Renaissance village, famous for its architectural beauty and for being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    • Montepulciano: Montepulciano is a small medieval village famous for the production of Nobile di Montepulciano wine.
    • Chianti: The Chianti region is famous for its wine production, and you can do wine tastings and visit wineries in the area

    What is a Tuscany Wine Tours?

    A Tuscany Wine Tour consists of a guided tour through the wineries and vineyards of Tuscany, during which participants can taste local wines and learn the production processes.

    In addition, tours often also include visits to the major historical and cultural attractions of the region, such as the cities of Florence, Siena, and Pisa.

    Among the most famous wines produced in Tuscany, we will discover:

    • Chianti: a red wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), produced with Sangiovese, Canaiolo and other local varieties, in particular in the Chianti region.
    • Brunello di Montalcino: a DOCG red wine produced with Sangiovese Grosso grapes, only in the Montalcino area.
    • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano: a DOCG red wine produced with Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) grapes, in particular in the Montepulciano area.
    • Vernaccia di San Gimignano: a white DOCG wine produced with Vernaccia grapes in the area of San Gimignano.
    • Morellino di Scansano: a DOCG red wine produced with Morellino grapes in the area of Scansano, Maremma.

    What are the must-see attractions in Florence?

    Florence is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in Italy, so there are many must-see attractions to visit. With a Florence Day trip you will discover:

    • The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: The Gothic cathedral of Florence, with its famous dome by Brunelleschi, is one of the symbols of the city.
    • The Baptistery of San Giovanni: The baptistery is one of the oldest religious buildings in the city, with its bronze doors by Ghiberti, considered among the most important works of Italian Renaissance art.
    • Ponte Vecchio: The medieval bridge over the Arno river is famous for its jewelry shops and for its view of the city.
    • Palazzo Vecchio: Palazzo Vecchio is the seat of the municipality of Florence, and is one of the most impressive Renaissance buildings in the city.
    • Uffizi Gallery: The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important museums in the world, with a collection of works of art that includes paintings by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello and Michelangelo.
    • Piazza della Signoria: The square is one of the most famous in Florence, with its Neptune fountain and its historic buildings, including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio.
    • Church of Santa Maria Novella: The church is one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Florence, with its frescoes by Masaccio and Ghirlandaio.
    • Basilica di Santa Croce: The basilica is the largest Franciscan church in Florence, with its frescoes by Giotto and Vasari, and is also the burial place of many famous artists and writers such as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Machiavelli and Rossini.