Tuscany Food & Wine Tour - Pisa, Florence, Bologna

Tuscany Food & Wine Tour - Pisa, Florence, Bologna

Under the Tuscan Sun - let yourself be enchanted by the gentle and hilly landscape, small medieval towns and wine regions on this round trip. Your journey begins in Pisa, after a visit to the obligatory leaning tower you will continue by train to Florence, where you can enjoy an authentic Chianti wine tasting experience. The third destination is Bologna, the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, famous for its many vaulted colonnades, cafés and medieval buildings. Here you will get to know its gastronomy from a local perspective during a walk through town. The travel package includes a total of 7 nights. The price has been determined with departure from Madrid on 01/06/2019. The date of the trip, the duration, the hotel as well as the departure airport can be easily adjusted according to your wishes.

Your day to day

01/06/2019ECONOMY
Barajas
Pisa
Spain
Barajas / 09:05
Ryanair FR 9472 Ryanair
2h 10m Nonstop
Italy
11:15 Pisa
01/06/2019 03/06/2019

Pisa

About the city

The city of Pisa once rivalled Genoa and Venice as a maritime power, emulated Padua and Perugia as a university town, and developed a distinctive style of Romanesque architecture. Today, the city draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong and relies on the tide of tourists who flow into the city every day. The most important monuments are concentrated in the piazza del Duomo. The baptistery, cathedral, Leaning Tower, and Camposanto shine like carved ivory, rising out of a broad expanse of emerald green grass. The duomo contains Giovanni Pisano’s masterful pulpit, with its violently dramatic Gothic reliefs. You can make your unbalanced way to the top of the Torre Pendente, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from which local boy Galileo Galilei dropped a variety of objects in his attempt to understand gravity. Education has fuelled the local economy since the 1400s, and students from across Italy still compete for places in its elite university and research schools and help keep a vibrant and affordable cafe and bar scene. This metropolis of a hundred thousand inhabitants is much more than a tower, is a city full of art and history.

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Repubblica Marinara

70%
  • At 2.1 km from the center
  • Via carlo matteucci, 81, Pisa 56124
The modern Hotel Repubblica Marinara is strategically located in Pisa. It has friendly rooms decorated in warm colours and features a restaurant with Tuscan cuisine. The Palazzo dei Congressi congress centre is just a short stroll away. The picturesq...
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  • Standard Double or Twin Room (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Pisa guided walking tour

day 1 - Tour (15:15-16:15 Spanish)
A professional Guided Walking Tour will take you to the Piazza dei Miracoli, where your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments which are called “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness.

You will be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the Cathedral(*) where you will visit the indoor part a model of the distinctive Pisa Romanesque architecture , the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round- shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister, delimiting with its marble façade the Square to the North . The commentary of our guide will be particularly focused on the Leaning Tower one of the wonders of the world. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors.

Otros
(*)In case of long queue, if you cannot visit the interior of the Cathedral, you will be offered a guided visit of Piazza dei Cavalieri.

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Location
Starting point:
Arco di Porta Nuova - Piazza Manin - Pisa - IT

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
15:15 - 16:15

Duration: 1 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

Requirements
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you
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03/06/2019ECONOMY
Pisa
Florence
Italy
Pisa Centrale / 07:50
Train ZZ 8584-0QH0AR750840 Train
0h 50m Nonstop
Italy
08:40 Firenze Campo di Marte
03/06/2019 06/06/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Villa Lucrezia Firenze

80%
  • At 2.2 km from the center
  • Piazza giacomo puccini, 5, Firenze 50144
Villa Lucrezia is set in a quiet area of Florence, at 2.2 km from central station with excellent public transport links to the Duomo and historic centre. It offers private parking, and free Wi-Fi. Buses leave from right outside Lucrezia Villa and c...
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  • APARTAMENTO CAPACIDAD 3 UN DORMITORIO (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Authentic Chianti Experience with Wine Tasting

day 3 - Tour (13:15-19:45 Spanish)
Chianti is known all over the world for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque parish churches, farmhouses, villas and castles of rare beauty. Enjoy the charm of the countryside and taste the best wines with a tour that will take you to discover the best of Chianti

Highlights
- Gaze over Chianti´s spectacular landscapes
- Wine tasting accompanied with local products
- Visit remote villages surrounded by hills, vineyards and olive groves


The first stop of the tour is in the heart of the Florentine area of Chianti Classico, in a historic Winery with Castle producing also one of the most appreciated Chianti extra virgin olive oil. Here we experience an original itinerant tasting tour with four different wines and local products, guided by an expert winemaker, while visiting the ancient wine cellars under the Castle, admiring the vineyards and enjoying the delightful garden.

We continue then to the picturesque medieval village of Greve, birthplace of the famous navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, where every year takes place the most important wine fair of the Chianti region. Here we will have free time to admire the famous main square of the ancient "market" with its characteristic arcades and to browse through the local artisan shops.

Moving along the ancient "Via Chiantigiana", we cross the heart of the Chianti Classico, admiring the breath-taking views of the rolling hills that made so famous this part of Tuscany. We reach then a family-run Winery located in the Sienese area of the Chianti Classico, which stands out for the excellent quality of its wines. Here we will be warmly welcomed by its passionate winemaker and after the guided tour of the cellars and the lovely aromatic garden, a delicious tasting of four different wines and local products will be waiting for us.

The last stop of the tour is Castellina, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin, among the most lively and picturesque of Chianti, characterized by an imposing fortress: here, walking through the picturesque medieval covered street "Via delle Volte", the tour leader will guide us to discover the charming historical centre and its picturesque houses, squares and shops.

Others
Children between 0 and 1 years of age are granted free access.

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Location
Starting point:
Piazzale Montelungo - IT

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Duration: 5 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

Requirements
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you
Children between 0 and 1 go for free after showing ID.
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06/06/2019ECONOMY
Florence
Bologna
Italy
Florence Villa Costanza / 13:00
FlixBus Italia S.r.l. FLIXITAL FlixBus Italia S.r.l.
1h 15m Nonstop
Italy
14:15 Bologna
06/06/2019 08/06/2019

Bologna

About the city

People have strained themselves over the years inventing nicknames for wondrous Bologna: la Dotta, the learned, for being the home of Europe’s oldest university, an institution which still attracts thousands of students; la Grassa, the fat, for being a gastronomic marvel with more and better restaurants than many world capitals; finally Bologna Rossa, due to its leftist politics. Stroll among the endless miles of porticos which grace the burnt-orange buildings, and catch the energy which hums quietly in the streets. Check out the elegant galleries of vie dell’Indipendenza and via Ugo Bassi. At piazza Nettuno and Maggiore the crowds gather under the Corinthian columns of the Palazzo del Podestà, shifting in the afternoon with the shade to the steps of the Basilica of San Petronio, a huge Gothic structure with a spectacular doorway. In the fountain outside, the bronze Neptune and Attendants splash happily. The two towers to the west of piazza di Porta Ravegnana are considered the symbol of the city. You can climb the taller of the two for a great view of Bologna and the Po valley. The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region is rich in history, art, culture, cuisine and music, and is often overlooked in favour of the country’s more well-known tourism honeypots nearby but is all the more appealing for it.

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Grand Hotel Elite

70%
  • At 1.9 km from the center
  • Via aurelio saffi, 36, Bolonia 40131
This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Bologna and was established in 1971. It is a short drive away from the Two Towers / Storical Center and the nearest station is Bologna Centrale. The Hotel has a restaurant, a bar and a conference roo...
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  • Business Double or Twin Room (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

day 6 - Bologna: Speisenerlebnis-Tour aus lokaler Perspektive
Live like a local, escape the tourists!

A walking food tour in Bologna, 6 stops at some historical shops to taste the traditional Bolognese food such as tortellini, ragù, mortadella, local wine and much more...
We lead you in some small family run shops, away from the tourist area. Quality and respect of the local food tradition are the most important things that we want to enhance with our tour.
It's not all, walking through the narrow streets of Bologna you will learn about the culture, traditions and legends which characterize this wonderful city.

What's better than discovering a city with a local!?
08/06/2019ECONOMY
Bologna
Barajas
Italy
Bologna / 17:15
Ryanair FR 5375 Ryanair
2h 25m Nonstop
Spain
19:40 Barajas

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Tuscany Food & Wine Tour - Pisa, Florence, Bologna
Tuscany Food & Wine Tour - Pisa, Florence, Bologna