Summer in TuscanyTuscany
A summer in Tuscany is an invitation to enjoy life.
The vivid landscapes, the huge fields of sunflowers blooming profusely, the typical Mediterranean scents loaded with oleander, jasmine, roses and the wild herbs of the maquis.
…The picturesque backcountry and then taste the local delicacies in the shade of the trees on a vineyard.
…Some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, and one of the favorite vacation spots of Italian high society.
…Art galleries that can be visited in peace and quiet during the summer months.
Accommodation in an excellent 4* hotel in Montecatini Terme with all rooms renovated! Perfect location in the center ideal for shopping and strolling and walking distance to the famous thermal baths of Montecatini.
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at the hotel and greeting by our staff. Hotel and itinerary presentation around a welcome drink. Dinner with a salad and starter buffet and 3-course menu of your choice.
Day 2 – San Gimignano with lunch on a wine estate
On the way to San Gimignano, the ride is an experience for the senses. Set in the middle of the vineyards and olive groves, the city of towers protrudes like a stupendous castle from a fairy tale book.
Thanks to its strategic position on the most important trade route to the Orient in the Middle Age, San Gimignano flourished through the trade of Vernaccia wine, spices and most of all saffron. Today the 14 remaining towers (out of 72!) are testimonies of the noble families who competed to demonstrate their power and wealth and earned San Gimignano the nickname of “the Manhattan of the Middle Age”.
Take time to appreciate the wonderful landscape, maybe with a glass of chilled Vernaccia wine or the best ice cream in the world, from ice cream champion Dondoli.
On the way back to the hotel, we stop at a pretty winery to enjoy the excellent wines and regional specialities sitting in the shade of the trees and overlooking the wonderful landscapes of the Chianti region.
Return to the hotel, dinner with a salad and starter buffet and 3-course menu of your choice.
Day 3 – Lerici and Portovenere by coach and boat
On our way to the Ligurian east coast, we drive past Versilia displaying beautiful views of the Apuan Alps, world-famous for its Carrara marble.
Approaching Lerici, we have a breathtaking view of the Gulf of La Spezia and Lerici. We follow the beautiful panorama path and arrive at the pier. From there a boat takes us to the charming village of Portovenere, a world heritage site.
Built on a temple of Venus, the small church of San Pietro protrudes from the rock. The characteristic tower houses in bright colors adorn the promenade. We return by ship to Lerici, where the coach is waiting for us.
Return to the hotel for dinner with a salad and starter buffet and a 3-course menu of your choice.
Day 4 – Day at leisure or half day in Montecatini Alto
We take the over-100- year-old funicular up from Montecatini Terme to Montecatini Alto. The views from the funicular are fantastic and embrace the entire Nievole valley. Once at the top, you can explore the historical part of Montecatini on a short walk. The small church and the characteristic piazza with many small restaurants and trattorias. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a meal as you wish. The funicular runs almost until midnight, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy great views of the lights of Montecatini Terme in the evening.
Return to the hotel, dinner with a salad and starter buffet and a 3-course menu of your choice.
Day 5 – Elba Island by ferry and coach with bathing opportunity.
Today we are going to one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.
After breakfast, we head south to the port city of Piombino and board onto a ferry to the island of Elba, 10km away. We dock in Portoferraio on the island of Elba. Set against the imposing fortresses of the Medici, we can admire the harbor. We continue by coach for a tour of the island. With beautiful bays and beaches and turquoise sea, Elba is above all a paradise for divers, snorkelers and hikers, for connoisseurs and gourmets! We stop for a swim to recharge with energy and sun. It is time to take the ferry back to the mainland and then the coach to the hotel at sunset.
Dinner with a salad and starter buffet and a 3-course menu of your choice.
Day 6 – Pietrasanta and Versilia coastline
Drive by coach to Pietrasanta. This small “artist town”, only 4 km from the coast, It has been the cradle of art since Michelangelo and the local art academy was created back in the 18th century. Nowadays it is still the scene of international exhibitions and events.
There is a lot to discover during a short walk. Artists, travelers and locals meet in the piazza for a cappuccino or aperitivo.
The Versilia coast is renowned for its glamorous beach resort as one of the most popular holiday destinations for Italian high society. The wide sandy beach is lined with colourful umbrellas and sun loungers. We booked a spot especially for you to relax.
The many beach bars are an invitation to sample a snack, fresh fish, good wine. As the sun sets into the sea, it’s time to return to the hotel for an aperitif with an appetizer. Dinner with a salad and starter buffet and a typical Tuscan dinner.
Day 7 – Departure
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye.
Greeting and assistance by our staff
5/6/7x varied and generous buffet breakfast
4/5/6x 3-course dinner with choice of menu
5/6/7x salad and starter buffet
1x Dinner with local specialities at the hotel
1x Drinks and appetizers at the hotel
Wine tasting and local specialities at a winery
Return boat trip Lerici- Portovenere -Lerici
Day at the lido on the beach on the Versilia coast, including sun lounger and umbrella
Services not included
Guides and city tours
Parking fees and city toll if applicable
Ferry to Elba (price will be confirmed at the time of booking)
Everything which is not included under Services
07.06. – 12.06.21
14.06. – 19.06.21
01.07. – 07.07.21
11.07. – 18.07.21
27.07. – 01.08.21
01.08. – 07.08.21
07.08. – 13.08.21
5 nights from € 269,- p.p. in a double room (removing one excursion i.e. Elba)
6 nights from € 289,- p.p. in a double room (according to the program above)
7 nights from € 319,- p.p. in a double room – one more day at leisure
This program is only a suggestion, all of our offers are tailor-made according to your requirements. For example we highly recommend a visit of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery.
Min. number of participants: 20 pax
All our services are carried out in absolute safety in accordance with the current Covid-19 regulations.
In the event of travel restrictions, no cancellation costs will be charged!