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Rome and Tuscan Highlights 2014

  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    At Leisure 2014
    Italy 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: With the heart of Tuscany as your base, ancient customs and medieval cities meet the Leaning Tower and picturesque olive groves, in a leisurely journey of culture and art. It's Insider moments like… the quiet hush of the Museo Leonardiano, housed in the medieval castle that guards the old town of Vinci. It's the murmur of voices as your Travel Director sheds light on the life and works of Leonardo, in the ancient town of his birth. Feeling the past merge into the present, you leave the museum and step into the chatter of modern Italian daily life to explore Piazza Conti Guidi, where the earthy tang of olives groves is unchanged since Da Vinci himself walked the streets.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Lunch Or Dinner Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialities awaits, accompanied by song and music.

    • + The Cinqueterre Portovenere And Monterosso Today we drive to the most romantic spot on the Italian Riviera - the Bay of Poets, where Byron and Shelley spent much of their Italian sojourn. We take a ferry to Monterosso, and admire the almost inaccessible 'Cinqueterre' as we sail past. These five villages, which we will see quite clearly, are built on a promontory, for years only accessible by donkey and hence little changed over the centuries. Even today, the villages retain their charm and their reputation for producing one of Italy's most sought-after and exclusive wines!

    • + Michelangelos David A guided tour of the Accademia allows us to appreciate the most controversial sculpture in Italy, Michelangelo's David.

    • + The Walled Town Of Lucca And Wine Tasting A chance to visit this most elegant of cities, birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini. We drive to the beautiful city of Lucca where we enjoy a guided tour. The monumental architecture of this charming place will transport you back to thirteenth century Tuscany. Then continue to a nearby winery where you will be able to taste a variety of local wines and try a shot of fiery grappa.

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