For the whole week our guests will be staying in Rome,
Assisi and Florence hotels. From these, you will enjoy
daily excursions in accordance with the following itinerary:
Day 1: Vatican tour   Day 5: Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano
Day 2: Baroque, Classic and Ancient Rome Day 6: Florence
Day 3: Orvieto, Todi, Perugia Day 7: Pisa, Lucca and back to Rome
Day 4: Assisi, Montepulciano, Montalcino  
 


Day 1:
Vatican walking tour (3 hours)

Our guide will meet you at the hotel.
In the early afternoon you'll enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the
Vatican Museum to discover the Papal Galleries' Art Collection, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, the art treasures of St. Peter's Basilica as well as the outstanding St. Peter's Square.

 
Day 2:
Rome full day driving tour (8 hours)

Car will pick you up at your hotel for a full day car and limited walking tour through the marvels of the great 17th century Roman structures of both Bernini and Borromini. We'll then visit Classic and Ancient Rome to enjoy the highlights for which the city is famous throughout the world. These sites include the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, Pantheon and the Coliseum. Sightseeing tour will take you to the main views of the archeological sites of the Eternal City to experience its symbols of splendor and the historical memories of ancient Rome. Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant. Then in the afternoon, your car with the driver-guide will be at your disposal for sightseeing and time for shopping if necessary.
Overnight in Rome.
 
Day 3:
Full day trip on the route between Rome and Assisi. (8 hours)

Car pick-up at your hotel. We'll drive to Orvieto where you'll have free time to visit the
authentic and beautiful sites of this charming citadel in the region of Umbria.
Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant. Afterwards, we'll reach the village of Todi, an
ancient, proud Medieval town that rises up in the midst of lovely, hilly scenery. From here we'll
drive straight to the city of Assisi which is renown as proof of the resilience of the Christian
faith. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Driving times:
from Rome to Orvieto takes1 hour, to Todi takes 30 minutes, to Perugia takes 40 minutes, to Assisi takes 20 minutes.
 
Day 4:
Full day trip on the route between Assisi and Siena. (10 hours)

Car pick-up at your hotel in Assisi. It is a 3-hour car and walking tour in the immaculate
Medieval town of Assisi with an official guide. This is home to Italy's patron saint, St. Francis.
We'll then drive to Montepulciano, a beautiful town of Etruscan origins, set high on a hilltop
overlooking Valdichiana Valley. You will have a local wine tasting and lunch in a typical
restaurant. Next stop will be in Montalcino, a charming little walled town beautifully situated
above vines and olive groves. The village is known for its red wine Brunello, which is one of the finest wines in Tuscany.
Overnight in Siena.


Driving times:
from Assisi to Montepulciano takes 1 hour to Montalcino takes 30 minutes, to Siena takes 45 minutes.
 
Day 5:
Full day trip on the route between Siena and Florence (10 hours)

Car pick-up will be at your hotel in Siena. You will have a free walking tour in Siena, the
second most interesting town in Tuscany. Your guide will help you to form a clear idea of this
lovely city that still preserves its Medieval character to a remarkable degree. From Siena we'll
drive to Monteriggioni for lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, we'll travel onto San
Gimignano, to enjoy a free visit of this charming citadel with more than a dozen stone towers. The next stop will be in Florence. Dinner and overnight in Florence.


Driving times:
from Siena to Monteriggioni takes 30 minutes, to San Gimignano takes 30 minutes, to Florence takes
50 minutes.
 
Day 6:
Florence and Chianti (8 hours)

The car will pick you up at your hotel in Florence. You will have a 3 hour car and walking
tour with a local guide. Sites will include The Battistero, Santa Maria del Fiore, Santa Croce,
Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio. You will see the major highlights in town which will be particularly interesting for those who have come to Florence for the first time. Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant.
In the early afternoon we'll have a 3 hour drive to the Chianti area to experience a wine
tasting in the wine producing region. Overnight in Florence

Driving times: From Florence to Chianti takes 30 minutes
 
Day 7:
Full day trip on the route between Florence and Rome (10 hours)

Car pick up will be at your hotel in Florence. We'll drive to Pisa, the beautiful town
standing a few miles from the mouth of the Arno River. The city is famous for its Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo, the fascinating Leaning Tower and the Baptistery. There are other 11th century monuments built when Pisa was a Maritime Republic. Lunch will be served in a
typical restaurant. We'll then reach Lucca, whose small, beautiful streets invite many visitors to take strolls. The main Cathedral represents one of the most splendid examples of Medieval Italian architecture. We'll be back to Rome in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rome.


Driving times:
From Florence to Lucca takes 1 hour, to Pisa takes 20 minutes, to Rome takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.
 


The tour is for a party of up to 15 people.

It includes the following:
private car transfers, fluent, English speaking driver-guide
in Rome and during the whole week, driver's meals and hotels,
and 3-hour private official guides in
Assisi and Florence.


Dear guest:
LA DOLCE VITA TOURS is a guided tour organization.
All the tours mentioned in this program do not include admission fees,
food and beverage, hotel, or airfares.
You may ask your trusted travel agent for reservations.
We are at your disposal to assist you in making your vacation
a truly memorable experience.

Please contact us for additional information and price estimates.

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