Tour Description

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 famous 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

Detailed Itinerary

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: Day at Leisure or Optional Tour: 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. On Route stop in Pompeii where you will meet your Private Guide. Pompeii, buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay 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 and where you'll learn about traditional Roman cuisine, the amphitheatre where we'll talk of the Gladiators and the events staged in the arena. As well as enjoying numerous anecdotes about life in Pompeii that will include some of the Graffiti dating back to Roman times that are still visible throughout the ruins. Continue with a visit to the Ancient Forum, Pompeii's centre for religious, civil and economic life where we'll walk through the ancient Macellum which was a covered food market that occupied a corner of the forum. Of the three different areas, the central section was intended for use by the imperial house, those to the sides for the sale of meat, whilst an area in the middle was for the cleaning and sale of fish. Lunch at 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, the tour continues to Mount Vesuvio for a visit of the site. The view from the top is breathtaking, in fact the mount dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. From the top you can observe the whole extent of the southern part of the volcano and, during days with good visibility, it is possible to see the entire gulf of Naples. The guide will lead you through the "Fumarole" zone, the old Funicolare which inspired the famous song "Funiculì, Funiculà" and the place where is located "La Capannina". In the late afternoon, continue to your Hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 07: Sorrento Villages Tour and Terranova Farm Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver and Guide at the Hotel Lobby. Your private tour today will start with a visit to an extra virgin olive oil farm. Enjoy a demonstration on the production of Olive Oil from the olive on the tree to the bottle. Followed by a delicious tasting of this fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil on freshly baked bread. On your way to the next stop, the mozzarella and cheese makers, we stop for a fantastic photo opportunity over the two bays’, the bay of Salerno and the bay of Naples, for a bird's eye view of the famous Amalfi Drive. You will be welcomed with open arms by the family at the cheese farm, who have over 50 years of experience. After touring the farm, watch the making of mozzarella (a cheese that originated from the Naples area), participate in a wonderful explanation of the entire process up to the final product, which you will taste with lunch. Sit back and relax with antipasto of local 'in season' vegetables, salami then followed by freshly made pasta. Tasting the fresh mozzarella you have just witnessed being made. Lunch is served with local wine and soft drinks, followed by Limoncello. Then continue to Sorrento to meet your Private Guide. Visit Sorrento Historic Centre where you will have a Wine tasting at a local Enoteca, with full demonstration, visit to the cellar and wine tasting. The tour ends in the heart of Sorrento for Italy's famous GELATO. Return to the Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 08: Capri Island Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the lobby to be transferred to Sorrento Pier where you will Fast-Ferry across the Bay to reach Capri Island. From the port of Capri, travel by private minivan to arrive at the town of Anacapri, which is a delight to explore. Anacapri is a concentration of Mediterranean colors, scents, and sounds. Town life here has remained authentic despite the island's tourism: tucked between the houses there are tiny, humble vegetable gardens surrounded by lush tropical plants. A walk around the center of Anacapri will take you past tiny Neapolitan tailor shops, artisan shoemakers, ladies sitting in the shade outside working on their knitting while exchanging gossip and news...all with the scent of the town's lemon groves that permeates the air. Here you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. After returning to the town of Capri for lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, spend the afternoon exploring this enchanting part of the island. The best way to discover the island is walking and breathing the special atmosphere along the tiny pedestrian alleys. 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. The Augustus Gardens are next. In the 1900s this botanical estate was the vacation home of steel magnate Friedrich Alfred Krupp. Explore the unique flora of Capri in this island garden. It is from here that we will look down upon the renowned Faraglioni limestone sea stacks. These imposing rock formations are one of Capri’s best-known landmarks. At one point during the day, you will visit the world famous Blue Grotto. If you would like to enjoy some more walking, our guide will take you on a hike along the secluded paths lined with stone walls and citrus groves. Included is a visit to a Limoncello shop, Capri's favorite lemon 'digestivo'. Late afternoon, return to Sorrento pier to be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 09: Punta Campanella Marine Park Private Boat Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the Hotel lobby and transfer to Sorrento pier where you will embark on a Private Boat Tour of Punta Campanella Marine Park. Today we will make you appreciate the pleasure of cruising along the Sorrento Coast. We will help you to discover beauties such as; Cala Puolo, a small fishing village with traditional restaurants along the beach, Massa Lubrense a picturesque fishing village, Mitigliano Bay accessible only by sea, the Marine Park with views of Capri. Disembark in one of many little villages and enjoy a lunch in a characteristic local restaurant. In these wonderful places you can relax and swim in the clear waters of our sea. Excursion includes: Pick up back and drop off to the Hotel, Cruise along Sorrento Coast: Visit Regina Giovanna bath, Marina di Puolo, Marciano, Mitigliano, Punta Campanella. Late afternoon return to your Hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 10: Sorrento to Amalfi Coast Private Transfer | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the lobby and transfer to your Hotel in Positano. Today leave the Sorrento Peninsula behind and enjoy a drive along one of the most intriguing coastline in the world, The Amalfi Coast. Passing through Santa Agata dei due Golfi, and few other villages, you will reach Positano where you will spend the next 4 nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Positano is the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town; with steeply-stacked houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colors. No less colorful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques. Overnight on the Amalfi Coast.

Day 11: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet you driver and Guide at the hotel lobby. Today  travel along one of the most intriguing coastlines in the world, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello. The Amalfi coast is for sure one of the most striking sceneries existing in southern Italy, and apart from the stunning views one can enjoy all along the drive, it is the road itself to be a real challenge to the steep rocky cliffs overlooking the magnificent emerald colours of the Tyrrhenian sea. For centuries, the little villages have stayed quiet and almost immersed in a dreamlike atmosphere. You will first visit Positano. When you walk through the historical centre you are overwhelmed by the amount of shops selling any sort of stuff, the lemon liqueurs, the candles, the pictures and everywhere, even hanging over balconies the most incredible colours of linen clothes locally called “Moda Positano”. As you walk to the bottom of the village, free of traffic, you get to the local church still further down to the local beach. After Positano dreamful experience continue your journey by visiting Furore. The old village lies on the foothills of the Monti Lattari. The landscape has a rugged Dolomites beauty. Here you will visit Marisa Cuomo Winery in Furore for a property and a Wine Tasting Tour. The Winery 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” fjord overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Visit the estate’s cellars and vineyards, sample the unique flavour of its extreme wines and taste the gastronomic specialities of Furore. You will enjoy lunch in a scenic restaurant set next door just off the property. In the afternoon continue to the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi was one of the 4 Maritime Republic, and it has some of the oldest paper factories Italy; motherland of the inventor of the sea compass, etc. What is left of that glorious past is for sure the most important monument in town, the Duomo, with and impressive façade decorated with gorgeous mosaics at the top and a Moorish lower. Continue to the top of the mountains to Ravello, situated at 1100 feet above the sea level, the views of the coast below are for sure the most breath-taking scenery. The town of Ravello is for sure the best place where to leave the crowds and where to enjoy the quiet of a village, where most of the historical centre is still untamed, and still recalling the magnificence of the grand private residences. Late afternoon you will continue your Hotel in Amalfi. Overnight on the Amalfi Coast.

Day 12: Vietri Sul Mare Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the Hotel lobby. This morning we have arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe to visit Vietri sul Mare, a fascinating town, gate door of the Amalfi Coast. With a wonderful panorama on the Salerno Bay and the Amalfi Coast. Stroll along the colorful houses and narrow streets of Vietri sul Mare, built in relation to the Arab defensive strategies. History and traditions, art and traditional crafts of the Amalfi Coast, the picturesque village will impress you with its charm and curiosity! Renown all over the World, the colorful Ceramica of Vietri is a tradition dating back to the 15th century. Today, ceramics are the symbol of the city, both big and small works of art appreciated throughout the world. Already in the 1600s, ceramic shops of Vietri sul Mare were much appreciated to produce floorings, but it is between the XIX and XX centuries. Famous for their quality and vivid colors, the local ceramics make for a perfect souvenir for yourself or a gift for someone at home. The town feels like an open-air showroom, with walls along the main streets lined with beautiful tableware, ceramics of all kinds, and shelves burgeoning with variously shaped bowls and vases. After an initial pass-through, you'll begin to see stylistic differences and be able to spot individual artists, each characterized by a proprietary pattern and color palette. Palazzo della Ceramica Solimene was opened in the 40s. The magnificent building by the architect Paolo Soleri recalls in its structure, the Guggenheim Museum in New York: an imposing structure with towers leaning against the mountains, with interior spaces dominated by exposed beams. Lunch will be scheduled in a characteristic local Restaurant. Early afternoon, return to your Hotel. Overnight on the Amalfi Coast.

Day 13: Amalfi Coast  Naples Airport | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning at the appropriate time enjoy a Private Transfer to Naples Airport. Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio!

 

Tour Inclusions
  • 3 Nights Montepulciano: Villa Cicolina Estate or Similar
  • 2 Nights Florence: Hotel Degli Orafi 4* or Similar
  • 4 Nights Sorrento: Hotel La Minervetta 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Amalfi Coast: Albergo Miramare 4* or Similar
  • Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
  • Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
  • Details up on request
Price
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4* Standard Hotels

€ 5,985 per person

5* Luxury Hotels

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  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania