Italy: Tantalising Tuscany (3 Weeks)
Day 1-6 Pisa
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and ascend its sloping stairwell to take in the view across the city and surrounding countryside. Nearby, you’ll find the city’s beautiful cathedral and the cloistered cemetery of the Camposanto Monumentale, both situated alongside the Tower in the Piazza dei Miracoli. But there’s more: this spirited university town is packed with art, palaces and museums that will eat up your time.
Transfers to Florence 1h19m1h12m
Day 7-11 Florence
Appreciating art in this beautiful city isn’t a choice. Every square and building façade commands attention as you stroll the maze of streets and alleyways that makes up Florence’s Old Town. The Ponte Vecchio’s tiny stores have existed from mediaeval times though today, you’re more likely to be buying jewellery than meat.
Transfers to Chianti Hills 0h43m
Day 12-16 Chianti Hills
Drink a toast to the wine that defines this pretty corner of Tuscany. Verdant hills lined with vines characterise the scenery in these parts, with olive groves, stone cottages and elegant mansions completing the scene. The grapes produced here are exported across the globe.
Transfers to Siena 1h08m