Gems Of Umbria & Tuscany With Sorrento 2017

Gems Of Umbria & Tuscany With Sorrento 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you'll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You'll begin and end in Rome, and in between you'll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto. History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions, learn about the Etruscans and see remains from periods throughout Italy's history. Orvieto has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans, and you'll visit these caves as well as Orvieto's cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you'll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, one of Europe's finest piazzas. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. That's why we've arranged a wine tasting in the Tuscan Hills and an olive oil tasting in Frantoio di Spello—just two of the unique experiences offered by Globus! From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany tour offers all of this and much more. Then, at the conclusion of your tour, travel by high-speed train to Naples and transfer to beautiful Sorrento for your three nights' stay. Enjoy a guided walking tour and time to explore on your own. All services in Sorrento, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. A vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: Rome-Narni-Spoleto.
Your discovery of the green province of Umbria, made famous by the movie My House in Umbria with unforgettable Maggie Smith, starts in the hilltop town of Narni, almost 800 feet high. Narni is the town that is said to have been the inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia. Enjoy a guided visit of the CONVENT OF SAN DOMENICO basement, and see a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Then, a true highlight: [LF] learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, and, of course, enjoy lunch afterwards. Next is Spoleto, a former Roman city and capital of an important Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 8th centuries. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, take pictures of La Rocca, the former papal fortress that was used as a high-security prison until 1982; admire the Ponte delle Torri, erected on the foundations of a Roman aqueduct; and visit PIAZZA DEL DUOMO. This evening, a special dinner with wine awaits you at Vecchio Camino restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Spoleto-Frantoio di Spello-Assisi-San Martino in Campo.
Enjoy [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello. Continue to Assisi and start your guided walking tour with visits to ST. CLARE'S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God's creatures. Arrive at your hotel in San Martino in Campo. (B,D)

Day 4: San Martino in Campo. Excursion to Perugia.
A short drive brings you to Perugia, capital of Umbria and an important university town. A guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy, graced by the Fontana Maggiore (Great Fountain). Admire the gothic cathedral, the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and Perugia's stunning medieval municipal palace. Then, a special treat: visit [LF] the original PERUGINA BACI CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and taste Italy's most delectable candy. An optional dinner outing to Deruta is available. (B)

Day 5: San Martino in Campo-Cortona-Siena.
Enter Tuscany and stop in the town of Cortona, made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Arrive in Siena, and follow your Local Guide on a walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. Hear about the biannual Palio, Siena's spectacular medieval-style horse race that is held on this square. This evening, an optional dinner excursion to Monteriggioni is available. (B)

Day 6: Siena. Excursion to Volterra & San Gimignano.
A scenic day starts with a visit to the town of Volterra, a former important Etruscan center and an important location in the famous Twilight series. Next is hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy's perfectly preserved medieval towns with its tower houses and encircling walls. Return to Siena. (B)

Day 7: Siena-Pienza-Montalcino-Orvieto.
Famous for pecorino cheese, Pienza has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Continue to Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and enjoy [LF] a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties. Next, on to Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, where a unique visit to the ETRUSCAN UNDERGROUND Labirinto (labyrinth) awaits you. This evening, an exclusive dinner has been prepared for you by famous Italian chef Maurizio. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Orvieto-Rome.
Hear the history of this fascinating town from your Local Guide during a pleasant walk through the narrow lanes and visit the CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Return to the "Eternal City" for a drive past Rome's main highlights, and this evening, a special farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment at Tanagra restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation in Umbria and Tuscany. (B,D)

Day 9: Rome-Sorrento.
Travel by high-speed TRAIN (first-class) to Naples, then transfer to beautiful Sorrento. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 10: Sorrento.
Morning guided walking tour through the OLD TOWN. Take pictures of Mount Vesuvius and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church before tasting locally produced LIMONCELLO. (B)

Day 11: Sorrento.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)

Day 12: Sorrento.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples). (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
ROME
Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation

NARNI
Visit the Convent of San Domenico; [LF] homemade pasta demonstration with a chef, followed by lunch

SPOLETO
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza del Duomo; dinner with wine at a local restaurant

SPELLO
[LF] Olive oil tasting

ASSISI
Visit St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica

PERUGIA
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza IV Novembre; [LF] visit the Perugina Baci chocolate factory

CORTONA
Orientation of the town made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun

SIENA
Guided walking tour, visit the Piazza del Campo

VOLTERRA
Orientation

SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation

PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

MONTALCINO
[LF] Brunello wine tasting and lunch

ORVIETO
Visit the Etruscan underground Labirinto; dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

ROME-SORRENTO
By high-speed Eurostar Train

SORRENTO
Guided walking tour through the Old Town; visit the Cloister of St. Francis & taste Limoncello

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Narni and Montalcino; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special dinners in Rome, Spoleto, and Orvieto


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; high-speed, first-class train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Rome: Starhotels Michelangelo
Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers is located a short walk to St Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma , Italy
Spoleto: San Luca
Gracious Hotel housed in a completely restructured building dating from 1800.
Address:
Via Interna Delle Mura 21
Spoleto , Italy
San Martino: Alla Posta Dei Donini
Alla Posta dei Donini is an Historical 48 room Villa located near Perugia. Built in the 17th century as the summer residence of the noble Donini family, it features original paintings and frescoes by Perugian artists. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre with indoor swimming pooland is surrounded by a magical botanical park. There is also a bar and restaurant serving local and italian specialities.
Address:
Via Deruta, 43
S.Martino In Campo-Pg- , Italy
Siena: NH Siena
Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.
Address:
Piazza La Lizza
Siena , Italy
Orvieto: Aquila Bianca
This delightful 37 room hotel is perfectly placed in the heart of the historical center.
Address:
Via Garibaldi, 13
Orvieto , Italy
Orvieto: Grand Hotel Italia
The GRAND HOTEL ITALIA is located in the historic center of Orvieto, next to the suggestive "Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo", now Convention center, to the Cathedral and to the most important monuments of the medieval city. Its large terraces with hanging gardens are open over the panorama of the city of the tuff, discovering the antique beauties.
Address:
Via Di Piazza Del Popolo 13
Orvieto , Italy
Rome: Ludovisi Palace
Set in an elegant palazzo from the early 1900s, this stately 57-room property boasts an ideal location in the heart of Rome, very close to all major attractions, landmarks and entertainment venues. Breakfast is served in the casual dining room, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar day or night.
Address:
Via Ludovisi 43
Roma , Italy
Sorrento: Hilton Sorrento Palace
A 374 room stylish modern hotel offering luxurious comfort in exquisite surroundings. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Leisure facilities include six beautiful cascading outdoor swimming pools, an indoor grotto style pool, fitness room and tennis court. A variety of regional cuisine and fresh seafood can be experienced in the hotel's main restaurant, rustic Neopolitan delights and refreshing drinks are served at lunchtime in the open-air poolside bar & restaurant and for leisurely evening drinks there is a sleek informal lounge bar with live music and seasonal outdoor terraces.
Address:
Via S. Antonio 13 Casella Postale 210
Sorrento , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$665-$757

Triple room reduction per person:
$143-$184

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $124-$214, in twin $83-$153, in triple $75-$138

Extra nights per person in Sorrento:
in single room $204-$235, in twin $125-$141, in triple $101-$112

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