On Taste of Italy tour:
Cortona, Trasimeno Lake, Chianti Hills, Montepulciano. Lunch and local wine tasting.
From 1 April to 31 October: Tuesday and Sunday
Time: Full day
Duration: about 12 hours
Minimum 6 people
Think Italy – its history and culture. Dream of Italy – the rolling landscapes of the Renaissance artists. Imagine Italy — the food and the wine. Combine it all in this tour that takes you off the beaten track to experience just a taste Italy’s flavors and all that is so essentially Italian in part of Tuscany and Umbria.
Departing Rome and heading north across the Tiber valley, we reach Cortona. This town has changed little since the Middle Ages. More recently depicted in the Oscar winning film “La Vita è Bella” and described by American novelist Frances Mayes in “Under the Tuscan Sun”, Cortona is enjoyng a renewed popularity. Here, we stroll through the historic centre, discovering it’s hidden corners and absorbing the atmosphere of this picturesque town. After a drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, lunch will be served in a typical countryside restaurant. In the afternoon, driving through the gentle hills of the Chianti region, we reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano. The deep ruby red wine flavors, “Vino Nobile” of this town is famous the world over. Here, we visit one of its oldest wine cellars, carved out of the tufo rock, to discover some of the secrets of the winemakers and of course to taste the final result. Return to the vicinity of your hotel in Rome at approx. 7-8 pm.
|LOCATION OF START / RETURN||GREEN LINE TOURS – Booking Stazione Termini
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 Roma
|PICK UP TIME||7:30
(From the hotel 6:30/7:15)
|RETURN TIME||Around 20:00|
|CLOTHING||For safety reasons, you are permitted only medium and small backpacks. Nor are you allowed to carry large backpacks, camping gear, bulky bags, luggage or liquids.|
Pick-up at your accommodation location, if within the Aurelian Walls. Is your hotel inside the Aurelian Walls? FIND OUT HERE.
If your B&B does not have a reception, please leave a telephone number while booking.
To ensure the on-schedule departure of the tour, all travelers need to wait for the pick-up service outside the accommodation location.
Listed below are the affiliated hotels located outside the Aurelian Walls, where the pick-up and drop-off services are available.
Hotels Aurelia area: Parco Tirreno , Michelangelo , Melia Aurelia Antica , Pisana Palace Inn , Aldobrandeschi , Crowne Plaza , Ergife , Imperator , Raganelli , Princess , Green Park Pamphili , Holiday Inn West , Midas Palace , The Church Hotel Palace.
Hotels Parioli area: Claridge , Ritz , Regent , Beverly Hills , Fleming.
On the way back the bus will make stops at: Via del Teatro Marcello, Porta Maggiore, Largo del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Cavour, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Indipendenza (Termini Station), GLT Terminal.
VIA GIOVANNI AMENDOLA 32
ROME - OUTSIDE THE AURELIAN WALLS
Drop off at the affiliated hotels outside the Aurelian Walls
ROME - WITHIN THE AURELIAN WALLS
VIA DEL TEATRO MARCELLO
LARGO DEL TRITONE
PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA
PIAZZA INDIPENDENZA (Termini Station)
VIA GIOVANNI AMENDOLA 32
GREEN LINE TOURS Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM