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Cortona

Cortona’s appeal lies in its lofty setting, splendid views and medieval mood. Set close to the Umbrian border, 30 km south of Arezzo, Cortona is one of the most delightful hill towns in Tuscany. It was founded by the Etruscans, colonised by the Romans, and, after its sale to the Florentines in 1409, thrived under the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Cortona is perched majestically on a ridge of Monte Sant’Egidio, dominating the Val di Chiana. The approach road winds through terraced olive groves and vineyards, past villas, farms and monasteries.

Cortona is a tourism hotspot so its over-popularity is a given. The city’s slow burn was accelerated after the town found fame in Under the Tuscan Sun, a book which led to a film and a summer festival. Even so, once beyond the main squares, the crowds thin out. Luckily, there are enough quaint inns to restore any grumpy spirits.

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Montalcino and Pienza Tour from Rome

We will drive via the A1 highway straight to the rolling hills of Tuscany, among olive groves and vineyards, in one of the most evocative region in Italy.
Our first stop will be Montalcino, famous as the birthplace of one of the finest wines of Italy, the “Brunello Di Montalcino”, a red, Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino, located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region.
A short visit is also deserved by Montalcino town, particularly the medieval fortress and the town center.
After lunch, our next destination is Pienza, another beautiful Renaissance city in Tuscany, Pienza is a hilltop village famous not only for its architectures, but also for the excellent sheep’s milk cheese pecorino, produced in the area.
Upon request before leaving Montepulciano we can organize a visit of one of the most famous local wineries, “Poliziano"

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Golden beaches, blue sky, violet cliffs, green sea, red and yellow fishing villages clinging to the rocks: plunge into the colors of Cinque Terre!
Depending on season please take with you a swimsuit!
On request:
-Hotel/apartment pick up
-Private tour
-Typical sea food lunch

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Embark on this 9-hour day trip to Florence and Pisa with a pickup directly from the La Spezia cruise port. Discover the beauty of each city with visits to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza dei Miracoli, and an optional visit to the Accademia. Have a traditional Italian lunch before heading back to your cruise port.

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Discover Tuscany on horseback! Ride through native woods, medieval villages, and blooming meadows on this small-group horseback tour for experienced and intermediate experience levels.

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