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|Price range||From £499|
|Travel partner||Newmarket Holidays|
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Florence, Siena and Tuscany
- Return flights from your local airport to Italy
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- Seven nights half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
- A full-day visit to Florence
- A visit to Siena and San Gimignano
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Italy and transfer to Chianciano Terme and your hotel.
Spend the day relaxing at the hotel, or explore the surrounding area. Our tour manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.
Siena, our destination on today's included excursion, is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe - its centrepiece the shell-shaped piazza where the traditional 'Palio' horse race is held each year. From here, we head to hill-top San Gimignano, with its towers, medieval walls and cathedral.
Our first optional excursion offers an introduction to Rome. Visit the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's Sistine chapel ceiling, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Afterwards, you're free to soak up the atmosphere of the city that gave us "la dolce vita".
On our second optional excursion we'll travel to ancient Perugia in neighbouring Umbria. Stroll its famous people-watching street, the Corso Vannucci, and see its cathedral and medieval centre before heading on to Assisi, birthplace of Italy's patron Saint, and home to the Basilica.
Florence, Italy's Renaissance capital, is our first included excursion. See the Florentine skyline, explore Santa Croce and cross the medieval Ponte Vecchio. For art lovers, the Accademia houses Michelangelo's statue of David, and the Uffizi, Botticelli's exquisite 'Birth of Venus' (gallery entry is payable locally).
On today's optional excursion you'll discover 'Chianti-shire', a region of rolling hills and walled towns. Visit ancient Castelnuovo Berardenga; fortified Monteriggioni; and Radda in the region's very heart. You'll also have opportunities for wine tasting and sampling local delicacies at two working Chianti vineyards.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
This fine, four-star hotel is located in a very peaceful location, approximately one mile from the centre of Chanciano Terme.
The family-run four star Hotel Plaza is located close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Chianciano Terme, in the modern part of this fine resort.