This exclusive tour sums up all the wonders that Tuscany, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast share. Even more than that, it lets you live and breathe like a true Italian and teaches you a lot about Italy's history, art scene and architecture.
It all starts in the tiny villages of Montalcino and Pienza, known for the Brunello wine which you are about to taste along with a fine dining experience in the heart of the Orcia Valley. The historical center is dominated by the mighty and imposing fortress built in 1361. Another landmark of Montalcino is the tall and slender clock tower that graces the Palazzo dei Priori, the city's town hall, while below lays the main square known as Piazza del Popolo with its characteristic Gothic loggia. You will tour Tuscany’s jewel, Pienza, a complete Renaissance creation as many other in Italy. Pope Pius II conceived Pienza, his birthplace, as a Utopian “new town.”
The tour then moves to Siena and the Chianti region - once again known for its collection of traditional wines and architecture that is built in gothic style. The next day is reserved for Siena admiring the Palazzo Salimbeni built in gothic style is now the headquarters of the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Palazzo Tolomei one of the oldest in Siena. With your private guide you learn the history and the tradition of Siena visit a contrada and reach Piazza del Campo. the principal public space of the historic center of Siena and is where the Palio race is held.
Florence, as the birthplace of art and architecture, offer visits to Palaces and towers that are rich in medieval stories. You also shouldn’t miss stepping foot into the three famous churches: San Michele, Duomo and Santa Trinita. As you walk down some of Florence’s infamous shopping streets, you’ll happen upon old spy towers and palaces abundant in history. Be sure to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of world-class shopping to revisit these cultural monuments.
For a delicate end, we are taking you to Capri and the Amalfi Coast where you can dip into the blue waters and enjoy the holiday mood. This part of the tour also combines a bit of history, in the medieval towns of Pompeii and Sorrento known for their vast history, Roman buildings and medieval architecture.
You will adore Positano, a picturesque town with many villas and houses styled in different colors, unique shops and luxury restaurants ideal for private food and wine tours. Positano is one of the most gorgeous cliff towns in Italy offering private luxury tours with an amazing presence of nostalgia for the typical Italian holiday. Eating pizza in a restaurant and going for the typical Italian ‘gelato’ on the beach afterwards is how to get the authentic taste of a private tour to Positano and Amalfi Coast
Day 01: Rome Arrival | On your arrival at Rome Airport, our local representative will be waiting to welcome you to Italy. You will be transferred by private limo to your hotel in the Montalcino area. Rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Overnight in Montalcino.
Day 02: Montalcino and Pienza Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver and Guide at the Hotel Lobby. This morning visit Montalcino, a medieval hilltop village most known now for the Brunello wine. The historical center is dominated by the mighty and imposing fortress built in 1361. Another landmark of Montalcino is the tall and slender clock tower that graces the Palazzo dei Priori, the city's town hall, while below lays the main square known as Piazza del Popolo with its characteristic Gothic loggia. Also worth visiting are the Palazzo Vescovile and the churches of Sant' Agostino, Sant' Egidio and San Francesco. After your visit in Montalcino, stop for a Lunch/Food and Wine tasting at Azienda Tornesi. In the afternoon your Tuscany private tour will take you to the charming town of Pienza. This town sits at the heart of the Orcia Valley, a spectacular area that stretches from Montepulciano to San Quirico. You will be treated to a beautiful landscape dotted with cypress trees and other vegetation. You will tour Tuscany’s jewel, Pienza, is as complete a Renaissance creation as any in Italy. Pope Pius II conceived Pienza, his birthplace, as a Utopian “new town.” You will have free time to wander through the lovely streets of Pienza. Overnight in Montalcino.
Day 03: Siena and Chianti Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver and Guide at the Hotel Lobby. Your day tour starts in Siena where you will visit the Church of San Domenico and Fonte Branda that was one of the city's principal sources of water in the Middle Ages. Your tour continue along the historical streets of Siena admiring the Palazzo Salimbeni built in gothic style is now the headquarters of the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Palazzo Tolomei one of the oldest in Siena. With your private guide you learn the history and the tradition of Siena visit a contrada and reach Piazza del Campo. the principal public space of the historic center of Siena and is where the Palio race is held. The Palazzo Pubblico with the frescoes of Lorenzetti, the Torre del Mangia, as well as various noble palaces surround the shell-shaped piazza. Leave Siena visit the Chianti area where you will enjoy a Lunch at Bodia a Coltibuono. After lunch your driver will take you a Tour of the Chianti little towns:, our English-speaking driver will take you through the scenic hills of Chianti. This is the classic Tuscan countryside - Green hills with miles after miles of vineyards producing some of Italy’s best marketed wines, olive groves, gentle rolling hills, ancient walled villages and panoramic roads like you have never seen before. Visit Castellina, Greve and Radda in Chianti. The splendid Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles dotting the landscape complement the region’s enchanting natural beauty. Late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Montalcino.
Day 04: Montalcino → San Gimignano → Florence | After breakfast at the hotel, meet your Driver in the lobby. On route to your Hotel in Florence stop in San Gimignano to meet your Private Guide a lovely walking Tour of the town. San Gimignano is famous worldwide for its urban architecture dating from the XIII-XIV centuries. You will make your way through its tiny, unique streets where Medieval towers and Romanesque churches seem to emerge out of nowhere. The views and the artworks are a must as they testify to the unique character of this city which is both Sienese and Florentine. Founded at the junction between Via Francigena and ancient commercial routes, San Gimignano held a florid trade of saffron and wine with Italian and European markets. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, leave San Gimignano for Florence. Overnight in Florence
Day 05: Cinque Terre Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the Hotel Lobby to Private Transfer to La Spezia where you will meet your personal Private Guide for a tour of The Cinque Terre (5 Lands). You're about to discover one of Italy's most amazing destinations. And in a country rich with cultural and natural beauty, that means something! Take a private Cinque Terre tour and explore the five protected towns of: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Your day starts from La Spezia, where you will hop aboard a train for the short ride to the colourful village of Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre towns. No car traffic is allowed in Cinque Terre: visitors and locals alike travel by train, boat, electric bus, and on foot. The villages tumble down steep hillsides covered in grape vines and olive groves, harvested for centuries by Cinque Terre residents. Taste the harvest yourself in a local restaurant serving the region's white wines, fresh fish and signature pesto. Your guide will return you to La Spezia to meet your driver for your transfer back to your hotel in Florence for overnight.
Day 06: Florence → Naples → Sorrento | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be privately transferred to Florence train station, our representative will facilitate your boarding on a fast train in First Class for Naples. When you reach you be greeted by your assistant and driver that will transfer you to your Hotel in Sorrento. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure exploring Sorrento. Sorrento enchants, not only for its scents of oranges and lemons which inebriate and remain impressed in your heart and mind even when you return home; not only because it offers you daily, the pleasure of admiring a natural display of a thousand colors which play and pursue each other between land and sea; but also because it permits you to reach a thousand precious pearls which narrate the history, places full of uncontaminated scenery to discover, rich in…magic. Overnight in Sorrento
Day 07: Gragnano and Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Mount Vesuvius | Breakfast at the Hotel. Your driver and guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. Your first destination is Gragnano, a lovely little town of the Gulf of Naples, located right in the heart of the Monti Lattari between the Gulf of Amalfi and the Gulf of Sorrento. The town is well known all over the world for the production of the Pasta, for the tasty salami and the fantastic Provolone del Monaco. The great maccheroni are made with simple and genuine ingredients (water from the springs of Gragnano, hard wheat bran, passion, amore and fantasy). After the visit you will reach the most important winemaker of Lachrima Christi, located just few hundred meters below the peak of the Volcano Vesuvius. Here you will have a classical Italian lunch that includes bruschette with fresh tomatoes and olive oil served with salami and cheeses. Then, spaghetti will be served with little hill cherry tomatoes, accompanied by two different red wines. After lunch time you will visit Pompeii, buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and forgotten for hundreds of years. Enjoy a walking tour of Pompeii that will include: visits to the interiors of the homes of Pompeii's wealthier citizens, Ancient streets where locals dined, the amphitheater where we'll talk of the Gladiators and the events staged in the arena. Continue with a visit to the Ancient Forum, Pompeii's centre for religious, civil and economic life (the major public offices were located here) where we'll walk through the ancient Macellum which was a covered food market that occupied a corner of the forum. One of the most interesting aspects of Pompeii is its pictorial decoration. You will also visit the Casa Dei Vettii to see the splendid frescoes, statues and decorations from ancient times. In the late afternoon, your driver will transfer back to your Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 08: Sorrento Peninsula Villages Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and Guide at the Hotel lobby. This morning you will embark on a fantastic scenery drive through the villages and towns of the Sorrento Peninsula. You will first pass though the Colli di Fontanella to continue on to Sant'Agata dei Due Golfi, 1300 feet above sea level. Because of its panoramic vista, Sant'Agata was an end-of-the-line pilgrimage site for beauty lovers through the centuries. Your panoramic tour continues to Nerano Village and Marina del Cantone. Stop for lunch at Terranova Farm, a farmhouse holiday spot in Sorrento Hills. The farm occupies six acres of land, distributed amongst a staircase of terraces which all descend harmoniously towards the sea. Facing you will be the enchanting Li Galli and Vetara Islands where legend has it that Ulysses met beautiful mermaid creatures. Then you will continue through Massa Lubrense coast line with its incredible view of Capri Island before returning to Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 09: Sorrento → Positano Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and Guide at the lobby and transfer to your Hotel in Positano. Leave the luggage with the hotel conceive and together with your Guide you will explore Positano, the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town; with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach and terracotta colours. Look beyond the facades and the fashion, however, and you will find reassuring signs of everyday reality: crumbling stucco, streaked paintwork and even, on occasion, a faint whiff of drains. There is certainly something special about the place. Lunch in a characteristic local restaurant by the beach. Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Positano
Day 10: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the lobby. Today enjoy a Private Guided Tour of the Amalfi Coast. The small houses all huddling on top of each other, the breathtaking cliffs, the lemon and olive trees, the small beaches, the Saracen watch towers, the narrow roads make of this place a unique place in the world, so precious to be listed in the Unesco World Heritage. In the morning you will visit Amalfi, the town whose name blesses the entire coast. A picturesque interlacing of alleys and stairways overlooks the sea with all its extraordinary colors reflecting the enchanting landscape of Amalfi. Dominated by the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Sant'Andrea (St. Andrew), Amalfi proffers innumerable testimonies of its glorious past as a Maritime Republic. Continue to Ravello where you will enjoy lunch in a characteristic Amalfi Coast restaurant with spectacular view over the entire Amalfi Coast. Ravello, an elegant and refined village, dipped in green and characterized by luxurious villas. The heart of Ravello is represented by Piazza Vescovado, framed by the architecture of Palazzo Rufolo and the Cathedral. In the afternoon on route back to Positano stop at Marisa Cuomo Winery in Furore for a visit and a Wine Tasting Tour. The property is situated on the steep slopes that stretch out in the sun and rocks and plunge into the crystal clear water of the Amalfi Coast. Among enchanting bays and coves, the vineyards of Cantine Marisa Cuomo dominate the “Fiordo di Furore”. Visit the estate’s cellars and vineyards, sample the unique flavor of its extreme wines and taste the gastronomic specialties of Furore. In Late afternoon return to Positano for overnight.
Day 11: Capri Private Guided Tour with Limoncello & Blue Grotto Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and Guide at the Hotel lobby. Together you will Fast-Ferry across the Bay to reach Capri Island for a Private Guided Tour. From the port of Capri, travel by private minivan to arrive at the town of Anacapri, which is a delight to explore. Here you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Continue to a spot for a superb view of the famous Faraglioni, two large free standing cliffs straight up out of the water and this side of the island. After returning to the town of Capri for lunch, spend the afternoon exploring this enchanting part of the island. The famous Piazzetta, with its prestigious cafes' and surrounded by whitewashed buildings, the beautiful Augustus Gardens with its enchanting views, the narrow winding streets with delightful small shops. At one point during the day you will visit the world famous Blue Grotto, we have set up a tour for you. Late afternoon return to Positano. Overnight in Positano.
Day 12: Positano - Naples Airport | After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Naples Airport.
- 3 nights Montalcino
- 2 nights Florence
- 3 nights Sorrento
- 3 nights Amalfi Coast
- Private Transfers and Excursions by Mercedes E Class with English speaking driver
- All Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides as per program
- First Class Seating on Frecciarossa Fast Train Florence to Naples.
- Food and Wine Tasting in Venice, Bologna and Tuscany
- Lunches in Capri and Amalfi Coast
- Dinner with Tarantella Folkloristic Show in Sorrento
- Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
- Door to Door Service
- Assistance and Support 24/7
- Details up on request
Prices in Euro
March to October 2017 Package Starting Prices based on Double Occupancy in
4* Boutique Hotels
€7,185 per person
5* Luxury Hotels
€9,585 per person