The Italy Excellence

Ferrari, Wine, olive oil, Parmigiano cheese, Modena vinegar, Prosciutto di Parma

7 days /6 nights

Tuscany - Emilia Romagna and 5 Terre


Day 1 – Arrival - Florence

Arrival in Florence Airport e transfer to your hotel.

Free time to explore the city on your own.

Dinner and Overnight.
 

Day 2 - Florence

Half day guided visit of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence has such a high concentration of art and history in its streets, churches and squares that you don't actually ever need to go into a museum to see masterpieces that mark the history of humankind.
With our guide you will admire Piazza del Duomo to see the breathtaking Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (also called Duomo) with its magnificent, red-tiled cupola designed by Brunelleschi in the 14th century, Giotto's bell tower and the octagonal 12th century Baptistery.
Take the shop-lined Via Calzaiuoli toward Piazza della Signoria, passing by the church of Orsanmichele, adorned with marble and bronze works of art by the likes of Donatello.
Once in Piazza della Signoria, gawk in wonder at the solid, crenelated shape of Florence's city hall, Palazzo Vecchio (external), admiring the marble copy of the most famous statue in the world, Michelangelo's David in the piazza and the numerous statues under the beautiful Loggia dei Lanzi.

Free time for Lunch.

Free afternoon.

Back at the hotel Dinner at leiasure and overnight.
 

Day 3 - Siena and San Gimignano

Full day Tour to Siena and San Gimignano.

A wonderful excursion through the delightful hills of the Chianti countryside, with an ever-changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees.
Upon arrival in Siena, an expert private Guide will take you on an exclusive tour of the old city centre: walking along the small medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces and ending up at the Cathedral where you can visit the splendid interior including the Libreria Piccolomini.
The guided tour will conclude in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful in the world, where you will find the Palazzo del Comune (exterior).

You will have some free time for lunch (not included).

From Siena, you will take a panoramic road and will admire the vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the Chianti territory.
Along the way you can also admire the ancient fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni, a small jewel built during the thirteenth century and embraced by its still intact walls.
Then you’ll reach San Gimignano, another beautiful town, UNESCO world heritage, where you will be given free time to discover the medieval town planning with the numerous and beautiful towers hence the name "Manhattan of the Middle Ages".

Tasting of ice cream in a renowned “gelateria” in the heart of San Gimignano.
 

Day 4 – Florence - Maranello - Parma

Today will be dedicated to discover Emilia Romagna that it’s known all over the world for its respectable reputation in the motor business.
In the morning you will visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

Free time for lunch and to enjoy a test drive.

In the afternoon you will appreciate the magic of the tradition of the artisanal production of the precious traditional balsamic Vinegar of MODENA DOP.

Transfer to your hotel in Parma area and overnight.
 

Day 5 - Parma - Prosciuttificio - Parmigiano Cheese factory

The day begins with an early morning departure for the discovery of the Food Valley’s most treasured gastronomic pleasures that have made Parma famous.
The first stop is a visit to a local Parmigiano Reggiano producer, where you will experience the production of this “King of Cheese” first hand.
You will learn the time honored phases of production that have been repeated and unchanged for centuries. The aroma of fresh milk, the art of the cheese maker’s movements and the passion for a unique product will resonate in your mind for years to come.

The tour ends with a tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano at the various stages of its aging process.

Traveling through the rolling hills of Parma, you will reach the second treasured gastronomic pleasure that has rendered Parma famous for being the capital of Italy’s Food Valley: Prosciutto di Parma.
While on the way to your next destination, stop for enjoying a tour of the enchanting Torrechiara Castle. This historic fortress and its medieval grounds are considered to be one of the most beautiful and most well-conserved in Italy. The Castle dominates the valley below, perched on the romantic Parma hills.
Finally, you will be brought to a local wine cellar, producer of the “Colli di Parma” DOC wines, including the renowned Lambrusco, for a tour of the Estate and for a complete tasting session/lunch consisting of typical products accompanied with wines that pair perfectly with the local cuisine.
 

Day 6 – Firenze - 5 Terre - Firenze

Early tour departure for a full day at the discovery of 5 Terre, one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world.
Five (Cinque) villages, hanging between sea and land, a place where you can immerse yourselves in paradise, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
Our visit begins at daybreak, with the arrival in RIOMAGGIORE: the village, dating back to the early thirteenth century, is famous for its historic character and local wine. You can admire the houses leaning one against the other and stroll along the narrow cobble alleyways and sheltered paths.
First stop is MANAROLA by walking along the famous “Via dell’Amore” (The Path of Love) a romantic and evocative promenade hewn from the rocks falling sheer into the sea.
Our journey continues to MONTEROSSO, an ancient fishing village considered “The Pearl of the Cinque Terre”, where you will be awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encircling the little town. Here you will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea and sunbathe, before reaching VERNAZZA, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port.

In the late afternoon departure to Firenze.

Free Dinner and overnight.
 

Day 7 – End of the services

Breakfast free time and transfer to the airport
 

RATE: from € 715,00 (base 35 persons)

 

THE RATE INCLUDES:

6 nights in BB (drinks excluded) in Hotel 4*
Bus at disposal as per the itinerary and tickets bus in each city
English speaking assistant/guide as per itinerary
Opa tickets in Florence, Cathedral ticket in Siena, Maranello Museum
Tastings as per itinerary (Wine and Ice cream in San Gimignano, Balsamic Vinegar, Parmigiano and Prosciutto tasting in Parma)
Train ticket or boat ticket at the 5 Terre
 

THE RATE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

City tax at the hotel to be paid cash at the check out
Porterage
What’s not indicated in the rate includes
Tips and what it’s not mentioned in the program
 

CONDITIONS:

Prices are per person, vat included Net to us;
During Bank holidays or during Fairs, Congresses prices are subject to supplements;
Any amendment on the ititnerary is on request and need to be quoted.

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