Tuscany Tours

Day Six Sunday – #youchosethispath #flyingtiger #wherearemyladies #nothc

This morning saw us heading south across the border to Umbria to visit the capital, Perugia.  This compact hilltop city dates back to the 6th century BC and is rich in culture and history with many well preserved archaeological sites including the city gate and walls. We started the day off with a visit to …

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Day Four Friday – Wine, Dine and Shine – A Night Of Fun, Food and Friendship

Leaving Cortona today we headed south through the rolling vineyards towards the medieval hilltop village of Montepulciano.  Montepulciano has rightly been christened the ‘pearl of the 16th century’ because its palazzi, churches and decor, strung out along its streets in a kind of open air museum mark the peak of the High Renaissance.  Of the …

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Day Three Thursday – #San Gimignano #Too Much Choice #Don’t Worry About The Size #Just Ship It

After our superb night last night cooking up a storm Italian style and a good night’s sleep we set off towards the delightfully authentic medieval town of Monteriggioni where it is possible to walk along the fortified walls that surround the village offering spectacular panoramic views over the Tuscan countryside of patch work fields of …

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Day 2 Wednesday – All Of Cortona’s Best Kept Secrets – Churches, Convents and Cooking

A leisurely start to the morning after breakfast with a view saw us boarding our chariot and heading down the hill to the dominant structure sitting proudly at the bottom of the town known as the Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio.  According to Catholic believers this is the place of miracles … the story …

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