Guided Tour in around Tuscany

 

Golden Travel hires out its air-conditioning minibuses with drivers for one day, one or two weeks and accompanies you anywhere in Tuscany.
Golden Travel with Holidays in Tuscany provide cars, minivans with driver for your PERSONAL TOURS: an expert driver will be at your disposal from the morning to the evening, and will try to satisfy all your wishes.

Our drivers licensed like “accompagnatore turistico” know anything about the whole region so you can relay on them for any information.

Golden  Travel operates transfer to and from airports, so if you arrive at Milan, Rome, Pisa or Florence airport, there will be a Golden Travel car for you.

 

 

HALF DAY RENTAL CAR OR MINIVAN WITH DRIVER

 

You can visit:

Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montalcino and Chianti with wine tasting in the most famous wineries, San Galgano the abbey and the sword in the rock






 

ONE DAY RENTAL CAR OR MINIVAN WITH DRIVER

 

You can visit:
Firenze, Siena and San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca, Perugia and Assisi, Arezzo and Cortona, Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino with tasting of Nobile di Moltepulciano wine and Brunello wine in the best wineries, The Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets, Ferrari Museum and Balsamic Vinegar





 


La organizzazione tecnica dei servizi, dei tour, dei programmi e delle escursioni proposti da Golden Travel srl è di competenza esclusiva di  Mazzanti Viaggi Via J. F. kennedy 5 – 50066 Reggello (FI).

 

a) TOUR : ASSISI and CORTONA (on booking)

 

Assisi , the town of St Francis.
A visit here means seeing some very fine churches: the Basilica of San Francesco is the great monument to the Saint and was started after he was canonized in 1228; it has frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue and Lorenzetti.
Three more churches merit your attention: the Cattedrale di San Ruffino and the Basilica di Santa Chiara. The third church is the Basilica degli Angeli, built over and around the little chapel, the Porziuncola, where the angels visited St Francis. Besides its many churches, Assisi also has some fine secular buildings: there is a fine Piazza del Comune with a torre and a Palazzo del Comune, and a Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo.

Cortona is one of the oldest cities in Tuscany and was founded by the Etruscans whose work can still be seen in the foundations of the town's massive stone walls.
The city was a major seat of power during the medieval period, able to hold its own against larger towns like Siena and Arezzo; its decline was followed the defeat by Naples in 1409 after which it was sold to Florence and lost its autonomy.
Cortona’s narrow streets and alleyways give you the impression of how it must have been in these small isolated towns in the medieval period, and you’ll realize how much history a little town can contain. Cortona has been made famous by the book Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.

  • 09.00 Departure
  • 19.00 Return Assisi

 

 

 

b) TOUR : THE CINQUE TERRE and THE GOLFO DEI POETI
(Every Thursday – others days on booking)

 

In this tour you can visit:
- In CINQUE TERRE : Riomaggiore and Manarola where, the sea, the hills, the vineyards, the old fishing villages and the genovese style churches add together to result in enthralling scenery. From Riomaggiore to Manarola there is the renowned Via dell’Amore (lover’s pathway) cut out of the coastal rock.
- In GOLFO DEI POETI : Porto Venere that is a must on account of its beauty. It’s a small picturesque 12th century hamlet of Genovese architecture.

  • 08.30 Departure
  • 20.00 Return

 

 

 


c) TOUR : PISA AND LUCCA (on booking)


Pisa, located on the river Arno, a few kilometres inland, is famous for its "Piazza dei Miracoli", with the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Camposanto; a monumental complex and one of the greatest examples of Romanesque architecture and sculpture. It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy: its splendid buildings with their rational and spacious layout rise proudly from the grass lawns, surrounded by the Camposanto and the crenellated walls.

The tour continues to Lucca: the suggestive city walls of this ancient city, admirable not only for its architectural masterpieces - the Cathedral, the Church of San Frediano but also for its roads, buildings and squares as "Piazza del Mercato", which has kept the original oval shape of the ancient Roman amphitheatre.

  • 08.30 Departure
  • 19.00 Return

 

 

 

d) TOUR : SIENA and SAN GIMIGNANO (on booking)


Siena's most prosperous era pre-dated the Renaissance and consequently much of the fabric of the city is in the older Gothic and Romanesque styles. There is a fine Gothic and Romanesque Cathedral built in stunning black and white marbie with a magnificent interior. The city is an important religious center, being the birthplace of St Catherine, and there is a church here devoted to her worship.
The 700-year-old university hoids a summer school in Italian. The Piazza del Campo, overlooked by the giant campanile of the Palazzo Pubblico, is possibly the most complete Gothic piazza in Italy. Siena is probably most famous for its Palios, barebacked horse races that It has been a special event since the l4th cent and attracts crowds from all over the world.

San Gimignano is situated in Tuscany just south of Fiorence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims on the via Francigena to and from Rome.
The patrician families, who controiled the city, built some 72 tower-houses (up to 50m high) as symbols of their walth and power. Only 14 have survived but San Gimignano as retained its feudal atmosphere and splendid appearance.

  • 09.00 Departure
  • 19.00 Return

 

 

 

e) TOUR : SAN GALGANO THE ABBEY AND THE SWORD IN THE ROCK
HALF DAY (on booking)

 

Like Excalibur and King Artur in Camelot there is a mysterious place in Tuscany where you can see a sword in the rock. It is the legend of San Galgano and his sword in the rock.
This mysterious place is near one of the most important Abbey in the history of Tuscany, but now this wonderful church, masterpiece of the gothic cistercian style, has the sky like roof and the green earth like floor.

  • 14.00 Departure
  • 19.00 Return

 

 

 

f) TOURS : FERRARI MUSEUM, BALSAMIC VINEGAR (on booking)

 

  • 09.00 Departure
  • 11.00 Visit the Ferrari Museum at the galleria ferrari: the myth keepers
  • 13.00 Free time for lunch
  • 15.00 visit at the vinegar factory : In a XIX century court the Leonardi family founded a Vinegar Factory (“Acetaia”) and created the Leonardi balsamic vinegar which is solely extracted from must cooked on direct fire.
    In this over a hundred years old factory in order to obtain an excellent product all the rules that the tradition requires and all the secrets that have been handed down from four generations are observed. In this Factory you can see the laboratory, the cellars and you can taste 5 different kinds of balsamic vinegar from 10 years to 50 years old. The Leonardi family produces one of the best balsamic vinegar in the world in fact is the official furnisher of the English Royal Family
  • 17.00 Departure

 

 

 

g) FULL DAY TOUR: CERAMIC SHOPPING in DERUTA and CORTONA (on booking)

 

GREAT CERAMIC SHOPPING IN:
Deruta is a picturesque hilltown in the Province of Perugia in the Umbria region of Italy. Long known as a center of refined majolica manufacture, Deruta is still known for its ceramics, which are exported worldwide.The local clay was good for ceramics, whose production began in the Early Middle Ages, but found its artistic peak in the 15th and early 16th century, with highly characteristic local styles, such as the "Bella Donna" plates with conventional portraits of beauties whose names appear on fluttering banderoles with flattering inscriptions. In the 16th century Deruta produced the so-called "Rafaellesque' ware, decorated with fine arabesques and grottesche on a fine white ground. Deruta produced some of the finest Italian majolica.

Cortona is one of the oldest cities in Tuscany and was founded by the Etruscans whose work can still be seen in the foundations of the town's massive stone walls.The city was a major seat of power during the medieval period, able to hold its own against larger towns like Siena and Arezzo; Cortona's narrow streets and alleyways give you the impression of how it must have been in these small isolated towns in the medieval period, and you'll realize how much history a little town can contain. Cortona has been made famous by the book Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.

  • 09.00 Departure
  • 18.30 Return

 

 

h) FULL DAY TOUR: SHOPPING - SHOPPING - SHOPPING - SHOPPING

 

 

Outlets : PRADA, GUCCI, DOLCE E GABBANA, FENDI, ARMANI, FERRAGAMO, VALENTINO, UNGARO, CELINE LOWE, YSL, BOTTEGA VENETA, MAX MARA, LORO PIANA, MIU MIU, SERGIO ROSSI

  • 09.00 Departure
  • 18.30 Return

 

 

 

 

i) FULL DAY TOUR: PORTOFINO (on booking)

 

 

The splendid bay of PORTOFINO, surrounded by the greenery of the promontory, is a typical ligurian fishing village, with its high, colourful houses huddled in a semicircle around the piazzetta. Now one of the world's most famous and exclusive resorts, this town is a favourite of international celebrities, yet still retains an atmosphere of bygone days rich with traditions of the sea and local craftsmen. A visit to brown castle and a walk up to St. George's church and on to the lighthouse should not be missed. Trails leading up the mountain and down to San Fruttuoso offer an unforgettable opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of this idyllic spot

  • 08.00 Departure
  • 19.00 Return

 

 

 

 

l) FULL DAY TOUR: MAREMMA: THE TUSCANY COAST (on booking)

 

The area known as the Maremma begins south of Livorno and form a coastal plain running to the very southern end of Tuscany. Famous for cowboys (the butteri), Etruscans, naturally heated springs, this is a different and relatively undiscovered Tuscany, with several large nature reserves, well-kept hill towns and countless Roman and Etruscan ruins.

You will stop by:

TALAMONE: This is a small town, dominated by the massive Sienese fortress (seat of the Museum of the Natural Park of Maremma) and surrounded by walls, stands on the promontory in front of the sea.

PORTO SANTO STEFANO: The town is built on a terraced ground and is dominated by an impressive fortress, and PORTO ERCOLE: Hercules is believed to be the founder of this beautiful resort over Tyrrhenian Sea, dominated by a fortress and by the pure shapes of Forte Stella.

ORBETELLO: It is located in the middle of the lagoon, between the Tombolo di Giannella and the Tombolo di Feniglia. Its most noteworthy monuments are the Ximenes Fortress and the gothic Cathedral that was built on the ruins of the heathen temple.

  • 08.00 Departure
  • 19.00 Return

 

 

 

 

m) FULL DAY TOUR: EXCURSION TO VENICE (on booking - suggested on Saturday and Sunday)

 

 

  • 07.30 Departure
  • 10.30 Arrival in Venice
  • 17.00 Departure for the hotel
  • 20.00 Arrival

 

 

 

 

 

n) FULL DAY TOUR: EXCURSION TO ROME
(on booking - suggested on Saturday and Sunday)

 

 

  • 07.30 Departure
  • 10.00 Arrival in Rome
  • 16.30 Departure for the hotel
  • 19.00 Arrival


PRICES FOR DEPARTURE FROM
FIRENZE, SIENA, AREZZO, CHIANTI
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o) Our Special Tour: a) SHOPPING TOUR

 

 

In an half day (morning or afternoon) you can make shopping in: Gucci, Ferragamo, Valentino, Armani, Ungaro, Fendi, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana outlets

HALF DAY (morning 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. or afternoon 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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