Umbria – gem of the “Bel Paese”
Day 1: Classic car tour through Chianti
We eagerly anticipate your arrival at Florence Airport, where we will warmly welcome you and accompany you to the exquisite "Il Borgo di Vescine" hotel. After providing a comprehensive explanation of the roadbook and a thorough introduction to the captivating Alfa Romeo Spider, you will embark on your inaugural journey into the enchanting Chianti region. As you navigate the winding roads, immersed in the beauty of the Chianti countryside, you will witness vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see, quaint villages nestled amidst rolling hills, and charming olive groves dotting the landscape. The scents of blooming flowers and the earthy aroma of the vineyards will permeate the air, adding a sensory richness to your driving experience. Upon returning to the hotel, you will have ample time to relax and unwind by the pool, basking in the tranquility of the surroundings. Alternatively, you may choose to indulge in a wine tasting session on the terrace, sampling the exquisite wines produced on-site. The flavors of the region will dance on your palate, offering a true taste of Tuscany's viticultural heritage. As evening falls, we will accompany you to a hidden gem nestled high in the hills of Chianti, where you will delight in a shared dinner featuring the finest examples of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Amidst the warm ambiance and breathtaking vistas, you will savor each bite, relishing the flavors of locally sourced ingredients and the culinary expertise that characterizes the region.
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.
* sharing a double room/ sharing a car
If you would like to book as an individual guest, just speak to us.