Italy – Florence & The Tiber River Artist’s Tour

  • 10 Days , 8 Cities
  • From $6,680
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Accompanied by Expert Chef and Tour Guide

From its humble roots in Mount Fumaiolo to its glorious entry into Rome, the Tiber River cuts across central Italy. All along the way, you will discover some truly remarkable works of Art from some of Italy’s most renowned artists.
Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Bagno di Romagna, Spello, Assisi, Rome
Suggested Duration 10 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Florence!

    Upon arrival at Florence Airport, a private chauffeured vehicle for transfer to your hotel in Florence. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. Lunch and Dinner at leisure.

    Overnight in Florence.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Florence - Explore the Renaissance city

    This morning your official guide will be meet you in the hotel lobby to set off and explore this Renaissance city for a walking tour, heading to the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the elegant palaces, and fashionable shops, the impressive Duomo with its Brunelleschi imposing Dome will all be the focus of your pleasant slowly paced tour ending at the Uffizi Gallery. Admire Michelangelo’s sculptures, his fascinating unfinished statues, and the original paintings of Leonardo, Vasari, Botticelli, and many more. Tour will end in the city center. Lunch and afternoon at leisure, then continue at your own pace to visit more cultural sights or for a stroll through the famous Leather Market San Lorenzo. Dinner at leisure.

    Overnight in Florence.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Florence - Tuscan city of Siena

    Morning departure with a private car to the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena. Meet Our expert local guide for a full-day private tour of Siena & San Gimignano. Siena is an important city for its architecture and the Museum of Districts. Famous for its annual Pageantry Horse race the Palio where each competing horse represents a different District. In Siena, we suggest sampling some of the delicious traditional desserts like the Panforte in one of the famous pastry shops in the town center, followed by free time for a stroll or for shopping.
    Continue along the Tuscan countryside to San Gimignano along the ancient Via Francigena route, lunch in a traditional little family-run farmhouse to enjoy some of the traditional local produce like the red Certaldo onion (Slow Food Presidium) and the organically produced extra virgin olive oil from San Gimignano. Visit the farm and learn about the techniques used to produce organic olive oil. Afternoon we suggest a visit to the famous towers and the San Gimignano and the Museum to admire the storyboards, the multi-media exhibits, the street scenes, and ceramic recreation of the city dating back to 1300.

    Return to Hotel in Florence and overnight stay.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Bagno di Romagna - Enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings

    The adventure begins after breakfast, our guide Stefano and chef will meet you at the hotel and transfer by private vehicle to your Hotel in Mount Fumaiolo. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings with time to relax until dinner. Private car transfer to Stefano’s mountain retreat where you can relax in the grounds and the courtyard which is directly next to the Tiber river but still just an unassuming brook bordering the property.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Bagno di Romagna - Visit the holy sanctuary of La Verna

    The next day Stefano will pick you up after breakfast and take you on a guided tour along the riverbanks. You’ll visit the holy sanctuary of La Verna founded by Saint Francis, see where Michelangelo was born and the spring where the river begins. Enjoy another traditional dinner with your Chef Guide.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Spello - Stop in Citta di Castello and discover the art of Alberto Burri

    Your journey heads south to Sansepolcro and the art of Piero della Francesca. On your way to Perugia, you’ll stop in Citta di Castello and discover the art of Alberto Burri. After you check into your hotel, enjoy a dinner with the chef in a local trattoria.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Spello - Assisi and the famed Basilica of San Francesco

    Enjoy a spa activity at the hotel or discover the work of artist Perugino. In the afternoon you’ll head to Assisi and the famed Basilica of San Francesco and the art of Giotto and Cimabue. For dinner, you’ll end up in Spello, where you’ll spend the night.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Rome - Exploring the capital of Italy

    After breakfast, the Chef will take you to Rome. While all of Rome’s sights will be available to you, the focus will be on the art of Caravaggio. You’ll stop at the Piazza di S. Luigi de’ Francesi and Basilica Parrocchiale Santa Maria del Popolo before checking in to your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Rome - Continue to explore the Eternal City

    This morning your English-speaking guide meet you in the hotel lobby to set off and explore Rome city center. You will find yourself strolling through the city’s ancient roads, where the many layers of Rome’s history lie side-by-side and, where several of its most iconic sights are found. The Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the most well preserved of the Ancient city’s Temples - The Pantheon and The Piazza Navona with the Bernini masterpiece Fountain of the Four rivers. Lunch and afternoon at your leisure. We suggest to take in a little shopping along the famous Via del Corso and grab a cafè at the Antico Cafè Greco. Walk up the Spanish steps and head into the wonderful gardens of Villa Borghese. Spend time at the museum marveling at the works of Caravaggio before returning to your hotel and dinner.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 10

    Depart to Rome Airport to fly back home

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel prior to your departure. Private transfer from your hotel in Rome to FCO Airport.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Tour Tour
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Starting from $6,680 per person

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What’s Included?

  • 9 nights at charming hotels:
    3-night in Florence
    2-night in Bagno di Romagna
    2-night in Spello/Perugia
    2-night in Rome
  • Daily Breakfast + 1 Lunch + 5-Dinner
  • Private guided tour: 1 half-day private guided tour of Florence (3 hours, walking tour), and 1 half-day private guided tour of Siena (3 hours, walking tour)
  • Private driver/Chef guide during the tour–from day 4 to day 8
  • 1 half-day private guide tour of Rome (3 hours, walking tour)
  • Private transfers with driver:
    Arrival transfer from Florence Airport to Hotel in Florence o Departure transfer from Rome hotel to Rome FCO Airport
  • Private car:
    1 full-day Siena & SanGimignano (max 8 hours), and during the tour–from day 4 to day 8.

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Florence – Explore this Renaissance city for a walking tour; the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the elegant palaces, and fashionable shops, the impressive Duomo
  • Siena – where the famous Palio race is run in the ancient Piazza del Palio square
  • San Gimignano – a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its wonderful medieval towers and the San Gimignano 1300 Museum and lunch in a traditional little family-run farmhouse
  • La Verna in Casentino – Visit the Sanctuary of La Verna where Michelangelo was born
  • Sansepolcro – Discover the treasures of the main town in the Tiber Valley in Tuscany
  • Citta di Castello – Discover the art of Alberto Burri
  • Assisi – Enjoy the city and the famed Basilica of San Francesco and the art of Giotto and Cimabue.
  • Rome – Admire the suggestive Roman historical center; the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, The Piazza Navona, and Villa Borghese.

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