We have arranged a 4 night 5 day tour to Tuscany staying at The Hotel Cisterna in San Gimignano for 4 nights.
- San Gimignano
- Villa Gamberaia Gardens
Full Tour Details
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Departing Maghull Square in the mid-morning we will be transferred by coach to Liverpool Airport for our flight to Pisa, well-known worldwide for its Leaning Tower. The city contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces, and various bridges across the Arno River. We will have a tour of the city followed by some free time we then head for San Gimignano a hill town in the province of Siena. We stay here at the Hotel Cisterna for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Thursday 18th October 2018
Today we stay in San Gimingiano, a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers (14 of them), which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town. We will take a short orientation tour around the town after which there will be free time. Its UNESCO World heritage status often attracts lots of visitors during the day to marvel at the stunning scenery and narrow streets.
Friday 19th October 2018
This morning we go to Florence, also called the capital of arts. Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany and has a population of around half a million inhabitants, spread on the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. It is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and sciences and Italian genius. In the afternoon we will visit the Villa Gamberaia Gardens. Probably the most perfect example of the art of producing a great effect on a small scale in a garden, because it combines in an astonishingly small space, yet without the least sense of overcrowding, almost every typical excellence of the old Italian garden. From here we return to the hotel.
Saturday 20th October 2018
Today we board the coach and make our way to Siena, one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany. Siena, built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world’s most unique piazzas – il Campo (shaped like a shell with scalloped edges). Later we drive to the former monastery of Pontignano (now part of the University of Sienna) which has three cloister gardens. Two are traditional grass rectangles and one is now a renaissance parterre garden. The monastery is set among olive groves, north of Siena. We may also be able to try the locally produced wine here.
Sunday 21st October 2018
We will have breakfast then check out of the hotel and make our way back to Pisa for our return flight home. On arrival at Liverpool a coach will be waiting to transfer us back to Maghull.
Location Map - The Hotel Cisterna, Italy
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