Florence Siena & Emilia Romagna
Florence, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Parma, Bologna
Enjoy a walking tour through the highlights of Florence! Your morning will be spent at the Accademia Galleria, view Michelangelo’s most important works, and the afternoon in the heart of Florence; the Loggia del Bigallo overlooking Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral with its Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Porta del Paradiso (Gates of Paradise) and the elegant Giotto bell tower. Depart for Siena on Day 3 driving through the lovely Chianti vineyards, and enjoy Tuscany’s famous wines at a local Boutique Winery. Explore Pienza & Montepulciano with a Group and Taste the local product in a farm. Drive to Reggio Emilia and visit the Ferrari Museum, and now… let the friendly Emilia Romagna Region spoil you! Balsamic Vinegar, Parmesan Cheese, Parma Prosciutto, Lambrusco Wine & Tortelloni are waiting for you. Your Tour ends in the Beautiful Bologna, where food and Art come together.
- Daily Breakfast at all Accommodations
- Private Transfer from Florence Airport and Meeting Points in Florence
- Half Day Guided Tour of Florence including entrance to the Accademia and Uffizi with a group
- Small Group Sunset Florentine Gondola Boat Tour with Aperitivo – 1 hour
- Full Day Small Group Tour of Pienza & Montepulciano with Lunch in a Farm
- 8 Days Car Rental with Standard or Automatic Transmission
- General Driving Directions, including Maps
- Private Walking Tours of Siena, Parma & Bologna
- Private Wine Tasting & Pairing in Siena
- Tour of Ferrari Museum (entrance included) at Leisure
- Private Tours of Balsamic Vinegar, Parmigiano Cheese Farm & Prosciutto od Parma producer
- Private Transfer to Bologna Airport
- Tour Assistance from Ciao Tours’ Italian Office Representatives
What's Not Included
Air flights, cities tax, travel insurance, tips, and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.
Day 1 - Arrival - Florence
Arrival in Florence & private transfer to hotel.
Day 2 - FLORENCE WONDERS WALKING TOUR WITH UFFIZI AND ACCADEMIA
Starting from the world known Uffizi Gallery in the early morning, you will be able to admire the highlights of Florence’s old town along with the must-see art masterpieces of all time held in the greatest Museums of the city.
Small Group SUNSET FLORENTINE GONDOLA BOAT TOUR
Come aboard this “Florentine Gondola” for a romantic and unique cruise and “Aperitivo” on the Arno River!
Day 3 - Transfer to Siena
Private Transfer to Car Rental Office.
Drive to Siena trough the Chianti Region and admire the Beautiful Countryside of Tuscany.
Stop for a quick lunch and Wine Tasting in a local Boutique Winery.
Day 4 - PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF SIENA INCLUDING ENTRANCE TO THE DUOMO & PRIVATE WINE PAIRING WITH CIAO TOURS STAFF
Full of Churches & Museums, Siena is a pretty city in the Heart of the countryside. Let the impressive Duomo and one of Italy’s most beautiful Piazza rock you! During your free time, stroll through Siena at your own pace, enjoy a drink, while soaking up the sun, or window shop.
Day 5 - PIENZA & MONTEPULCIANO FULL DAY TOUR WITH A SMALL GROUP
See the magical landscapes of the Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia. Visit the hill towns of Pienza and Montepulciano with free time for exploring. Personal and laid back tour and chance of making new friends. No rushed schedule. Small group of maximum 8 people. Lunch on organic dairy farm with spectacular view on the Val d’Orcia with cheese tasting. Visit to historical wine cellars and tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano wine.
Day 6 - TRANSFER TO REGGIO EMILIA & TOUR OF THE FERRARI MUSEUM
Drive to Maranello and Tour the Ferrari Museum (entrance included)
Explore Modena at leisure and Drive to the Agriturism near Reggio Emilia.
Day 7 - PRIVATE TOUR OF A BALSAMIC VINEGAR FACTORY AND LIGHT LUNCH TASTING FAMOUS DISHES & WINE OF EMILIA ROMAGNA
Rest of the Day at Leisure exploring the Countryside
Day 8 - PRIVATE TOUR OF A PARMESAN FARM & MATURING WAREHOUSE WITH TASTING OF CHEESE, WINE & BALSAMIC VINEGAR
Rest of the Day at Leisure
Day 9 - PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF PARMA & VISIT OF A PARMA PROSCIUTTO PRODUCER
Today Parma is famous all over the world for its sweet prosciutto and parmesan cheese, but it has also been one of the most important centers for opera lovers since Verdi and Toscanini were born in this area. The town is rich in beautiful palaces and masterpieces.
Rest of the Day at Leisure.
Day 10 - TRANSFER TO BOLOGNA
Drive to Bologna to drop off the car.
Day at Leisure to explore Bologna and the Famous FICO, one of the world’s largest Agri Food Park.
Day 11 - PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF BOLOGNA
Bologna is one of the most overlooked jewels in Italy, but the lovely historical center, the rich blend of art exhibits, theatre presentations, operas and the incredible food all combine to make Bologna a city to remember.
Rest of the Day at Leisure.
Day 12 - Departure
Private Transfer to Bologna Airport.