Experience Italian Flavours with Transat

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Enjoy the taste of Italian flavours while in Rome, Siena and La Spezia!

Experience Italian Flavours

Enjoy the fine wine and scenery on this tour of Italy!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Three-hour walking tour in Rome
  • Montepulciano wine cellar visit and wine tasting
  • Walking tour of the Old Town in Siena
  • Visit the Old Town San Gimignano
  • Visit a local farm and enjoy a wine tasting in Chianti Classico region
  • Walking tour in Pisa
  • Discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cinque Terre
  • Visit the marble quarries in Carrara
  • Enjoy Tuscan specialties in Montecarlo
  • Bilingual (English-French) guide throughout the tour

ACT NOW! OFFER ENDS MARCH 29, 2019!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Italian Flavours - Toronto - Rome

Enjoy your direct flight to Rome.

Day 2: Rome

Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the Eternal City at your leisure.

Day 3: Rome

After breakfast, set off on a guided walking tour of Rome, from Largo di Torre Argentina to Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 4: Rome - Montepulciano - Pienza - Siena

Meet your tour leader and travel past Chianti’s rolling hills to the ancient, hilltop town of Montepulciano, brimming with medieval and Renaissance buildings, and home to Nobile di Montepulciano, one of Italy’s oldest wines. Visit a wine cellar to taste wine and local products like ham, cheese and salami. Continue to the Renaissance town of Pienza, known for its pecorino cheese. Then, it’s off to Siena’s medieval Old Town and spectacular Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio bareback horse race is held twice a year.

Day 5: Siena - San Gimignano - Tavarnelle - Chianti area - Pisa - La Spezia

After breakfast, depart for San Gimignano, the Town of Medieval Towers, before heading to the Chianti Classico region for wine tasting and a light snack at a farmhouse in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Lunch at leisure in Pisa, followed by a guided walking tour of the historic centre, Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other striking monuments.

Day 6: La Spezia - Porto Venere - Golfo dei Poeti - Cinque Terre - La Spezia

After breakfast, spend the day discovering one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Suspended between land and sea, the five villages that make up Cinque Terre are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire amazing views as you travel along the coastline by boat (or coach and train in case of rough waters) to Porto Venere and other major villages. Free time to explore Porto Venere, Vernazza and Monterosso.

Day 7: La Spezia - Carrara - Montecarlo - Rome

After breakfast, visit Carrara’s impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. See ancient tools, sculptures and a quarryman’s house at the quarry museum before continuing to Montecarlo. Next, stop at a farmhouse for wine tasting accompanied by olive oil, cheese, bread, pasta and other Tuscan specialties.

Day 8: Rome 

Spend the day exploring more of the Italian capital at your leisure.

Day 9: Rome - Toronto

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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