The Beauty of Tuscany in the Fall
Italy’s enduring beauty never ceases to inspire and delight, and its charms are amplified when you share it with those who share your passions. Do you dream of mastering Tuscan cuisine as you raise a toast to your best friends or envision grasping your beloved’s hand as the shores of Bellagio come into view? Perhaps you’ve imagined bringing Rome’s grandeur to life for your children, recreating the first time you ever laid eyes on its ancient ruins. An escorted journey offers the convenience of exploring a
Spanning the spectrum of Italy’s most coveted sights, your guide will whisk you effortlessly from city to city while allowing ample time and personal recommendations to stop, inhale deeply and revel in the local culture. Our insider connections with local guides, who have enduring ties to this land,
open the doors to meaningful interactions with chefs, winemakers and historians, and rare privileges that take you behind the scenes of Italy’s most essential sights.
Lingering over a meal and a bottle of wine may be a familiar way for you and your closest friends to spend time together, and your Italy vacation takes this treasured pastime to the next level. In the Umbrian town of Narni, a chef will lead you through the intricacies of creating handmade pasta. Your Italian guide will walk you through San Gimignano’s medieval tunnels and lookout points to reach a secluded spot, where you’ll sip crisp vernaccia wine surrounded by a 360-degree view of the Tuscan countryside and enveloped by the scent of fresh basil and oregano. Let your guide also call upon the owner of a local tavern in Orvieto to bake a fresh loaf of bread, deliciously presented with porchetta, local pork slow-roasted in a wood-burning oven; down the street, you’ll go behind the scenes of Bar Montanucci Orvieto where sweet cannoli, semolina cakes and creamy gelato have been prepared the same ways for more than a century.
Italy’s iconic sights and museums are an imperative part of any visit. That’s why the front-of-line access granted as part of your escorted journey is invaluable, allowing you to breeze past queues and enjoy time to appreciate the painstaking details of the Sistine Chapel or envision the battles that took place while perched in the stands of the Colosseum. Balancing must-see highlights with little-known sights, you’ll marvel together at the clock tower that has stood in Volterra since Etruscan times or gaze at the magnificent Raphael fresco hidden within the tiny Perugian chapel of San Severo.
The magnetic appeal of Italy lies in its sheer diversity, from its seaside towns to wine regions laden with ancient vines and mesmerizing cities that are populated with engaging locals. You’ll be eased through it all alongside your group of like-minded travelers as your guide handles all the logistics, from first-class transportation to thoughtfully hand-selected hotels. Let us set the stage for memories you’ll revisit over a lifetime with family and friends. From World Heritage sites to tables overflowing with inspired dishes, your single task is to indulge in la dolce vita.
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