Gems of Umbria and Tuscany: Fall 2020

Join Odyssey Junction and Globus  Travel on this magical  Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany. The name says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and beautiful gems that call central Italy home. Begin and end in Rome. In between you will enjoy overnight stays in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

9-Day Bus Tour

Bus Trip

Experience the Magic of Tuscany

September 5, 2020
$ Contact

Join Odyssey Junction and Globus  Travel on this magical  Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany. The name says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and beautiful gems that call central Italy home. Begin and end in Rome. In between you will enjoy overnight stays in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

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Tour Details

Location: Rome, Italy
Date: September 5, 2020
Duration: 9
Days
Home at Tuscany
Home at Tuscany

Details and Itinerary

Tour Route

Gems of Tuscany Tour Mao
Unesco World Heritage Logo

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

What to see

ROME

 Join your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

NARNI

Take a guided visit to the CONVENT OF SAN DOMENICO in Narni, and see a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Then, a true highlight:learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, followed by lunch.

SPOLETO

Enjoy a walking tour of Spoleto, a former Roman city and capital of an important Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 8th centuries.

FRANTOIO DI SPELLO

What trip to Italy would be complete without sampling one of its most important products. Attend an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello.

ASSISI

In Assisi, a guided walking tour includes 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.

PERUGIA

Perugia is the capital of Umbria and an important university town. A guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy,

LAKE TRASIMENO

Take a stroll along the promenade of Lake Trasimeno in Passignano.

SIENA

A Local Guide will take you for 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.

VOLTERRA

Visit Volterra, a former important Etruscan center.

SAN GIMIGNANO

San Gimignano is one of the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with its towers and encircling walls.

PIENZA

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.

MONTALCINO

Visit Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, for a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties.

ORVIETO

Orvieto is a city perched high atop a volcanic rock. Enjoy a unique visit to the ETRUSCAN UNDERGROUND Labirinto (labyrinth) awaits. This evening, an exclusive dinner has been prepared by the famous Italian chef Maurizio.

Notes

  • Headsets throughout the tour.

  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches in Narni and Montalcino; 5 three-course dinners, including dinners at local restaurants in Rome, Spoleto, and Orvieto

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