On this new Alfa-Romeo trip you will discover the “green” heart of Italy. It starts in Tuscany near Siena and then takes you south to Umbria. On charming country roads between Orvieto and Perugia, from the forested river valley of the Tiber to Lake Trasimeno, you will get to know Umbria from a phenomonal new perspective.
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Umbria – gem of the “Bel Paese”
Day 1: Classic car tour through Chianti
Wir erwarten Sie am Flughafen Florenz und begleiten Sie in das Hotel „Villa Curina“. Nach der Erklärung des Roadbooks und der Einweisung in die Alfa Romeo Spider starten Sie zu einer ersten Ausfahrt in das Chianti-Gebiet. Zurück im Hotel bleibt Ihnen Zeit, um am Pool zu entspannen oder die Weine des Hauses auf der Terrasse zu verkosten, bevor wir Sie zum gemeinsamen Abendessen mit typisch toskanischer Küche in einem Weiler hoch in den Hügeln des Chianti begleiten.
2. Tag: Montepulciano
After breakfast you will check out of the hotel, and we will take care of your luggage to our next hotel. Today’s stage takes you deep into southern Tuscany, on picturesque country roads through the region of”Crete Senesi“. In the late morning, an immersive and varied tour through the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, known for the red wine of the same name, awaits you. After the lunch break we are well on the way into Umbria: east of the Val di Chiana, the route leads through slightly hilly areas via Monteleone di Orvieto to Rocca Ripesena, where you will check in at the “Alta Rocca Wine Resort” with an enviable panoramic view in the middle of the vineyards and olive groves. We end this day with an evening tour of Orvieto.Later in the morning, the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, famous for the red wine of the same name, awaits you. After the lunch break we are already in Umbria: east of the Val di Chiana the route leads slightly hilly via Monteleone di Orvieto to Rocca Ripesena, where you check in at the "Alta Rocca Wine Resort" with an enviable panoramic view amidst vineyards and olive groves. In the evening we will enjoy a wine tasting at the hotel, followed by dinner together at the "Alta Rocca Wine Resort".
3.Tag: Todi und Orvieto
This morning, you will traverse the green heart of Italy from south to north. Through the flat Appenin foothills, we have carefully selected lesser-traveled routes reminiscent of the esteemed roadbook of the Mille Miglia. These meandering paths, with shorter mountain stages, will gift you with awe-inspiring views of the majestic "Parco Fluviale Tevere." At noon, you shall arrive in the enchanting town of Todi. Embrace this opportunity to discover the lesser-known marvels of Todi during our captivating joint city tour. Everywhere you turn, you will encounter impeccably preserved remnants from Etruscan and Roman antiquity, the Middle Ages, when the town belonged to the Papal States, and the flourishing Renaissance. As you indulge in your leisurely lunch break, you will also have time to explore the local boutiques, adding a touch of delight to your day. The return journey follows the meandering course of the Tiber, leading you through expansive oak forests. As evening approaches, the remarkable sights of Orvieto await, enticing you with a guided exploration. This captivating town, renowned for its historical and cultural heritage, will unfurl its secrets before your eyes. Embrace this day of discovery as you traverse the captivating landscapes, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history, and savor the pleasures of exploration. Let the allure of Todi and the enchantment of Orvieto guide your path as you journey through the heart of Italy.
Day 4: Radicofani and the d'Orcia Valley
After checking out, your journey continues as you reach Lake Bolsena for a delightful coffee break, immersing yourself in the splendor of the Latium region. From there, you will embark on the ancient Roman road, Via Cassia, tracing its path northward. Passing through Radicofani and San Quirico d'Orcia in the picturesque Valle d'Orcia, you will eventually arrive in Asciano, venturing further into the captivating landscapes of the Crete Senesi. These final kilometers, behind the wheel of our Alfa Romeo vintage cars, will treat you to vistas straight out of a Tuscan picture book. By early afternoon, you will arrive in Monteriggioni, where we will be pleased to transfer you to Florence Airport, unless you choose to extend your stay independently.
Umbria is in the middle of Italy and is an area full of rolling hills, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes. The largest and most famous is Lake Trasimeno. Long before Hannibal's legendary victory, Etruscans settled near what is now Castiglione del Lago. Nature, art and culture are always just a stone's throw away from each other in Umbria. It also offers the almost 180 m high Marmore Falls by Terni a paradise for canoeists and kayakers, while next door are the ruins of Carsulae, an old Roman city, and the "petrified" forest of Danurobba.
There is the Palazzo Consoli in Gubbio, one of the most beautiful medieval towns and at the same time the oldest city in Umbria. Orvieto with his cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece, and the fountain of San Patrizio, a technical masterpiece, in which there are two spiral staircases with 248 steps that, without touching each other, reach the water at a depth of 62 m. Spoleto with his „Festival dei Due Mondi“, one of the most outstanding cultural events in Italy. One encounters spirituality and art in Assisi, the city of St. Francis, who is also buried here. Perugia, the capital of the region, has two universities and offers numerous museums in addition to the medieval city center.
Numerous Roman roads and pilgrimage routes criss-cross the landscape in the heart of Italy, the Via Cassia, Via Flaminia, Via Amerina, the Franconian Way. Originated on these streets pilgrimage sites and castles. The craft flourished in the small towns with pottery, glassblowing and carpentry workshops. The fertile soils on which for centuries olives and wine cultivated, ensure a varied cuisine similar to that of Tuscany. Norcia is known for the black truffle, salami and ham, matured sheep cheese and fresh goat cheese. The white truffle is found in the Tiber Valley. Umbrian cuisine is best enjoyed with a glass of Montefalco Rosso, Montefalco Sagrantino or Torgiano Rosso, with a dessert of "Panpepato" being enough, a kind of gingerbread.
Transfers from/to Florence Airport to the hotel, as well as on location
Nostalgic Alfa Romeo classic car for self-drive including full comprehensive and passenger insurance, and fuel
1 Übernachtung inkl. Frühstück im Hotel „Villa Curina“****