If you’re looking for a lovely way to get in touch with nature while enjoying antiquated architecture and breathtaking views of the villages that are laced with vineyards and olive groves, Arezzo and Etruscan Cortona tours would be the best option for you and your loved ones.
After being picked up directly at your accommodation in the Florence area, you will be whisked away along the winding, vineyard- filled roads of Tuscany to Arezzo.
Arezzo, one of the oldest cities in Tuscany, is the birthplace of Renaissance artist/ architect Giorgio Vasari, patron of the Medici family who created many recognizable architectural and artistic Renaissance masterpieces. It is also the richest thanks to its production of gold jewelry and clothing for shops all over the world.
Arezzo is also the town seen in the award winning movie ”Life is Beautiful” with Roberto Benigni. We’ll visit the picturesque town center with its many shopping possibilities and the fascinating medieval atmosphere. On week days it’s possible to visit the gold museum of the most renowned and historic jewelry firm. Not to be missed are the frescoes of the renaissance painter Piero della Francesca, and a visit to the Duomo. Arezzo also known for its culinary excellence, so it’s suggested that you might like to lunch here before going on to Cortona.
Cortona was an early Etruscan hilltop settlement that also had importance during the middle ages. Etruscan work is still visible in the foundations of Cortona’s massive stone walls. It’s the more than 2000 years of history that make Cortona one of the most fascinating and characteristic of Italian cities.
The narrow streets with their medieval and old fashioned atmosphere are lined with shops selling jewelry, leather wear, clothing and ceramics; no designer names here, everything is rigorously handcrafted locally.
From one of Cortona’s top walls, you can admire one of the most beautiful views in Italy – the immense Val di Chiana, the mountains of Siena with the peak of Amiata in the foreground, and the Trasimeno Lake.
Afterwards you can have a look at the famous “Bramasole” country house situated on the outskirts of Cortona where the famous film and book “Under the Tuscan Sun” written by Francis Mayes was filmed
The picturesque Cortona has timeless appeal from the Etruscans to the Romans to modern-day Hollywood. Come explore this Tuscan gem with us!
|Meeting Point: At you hotel in Florence|
|DURATION: 8 hours|
If you wish you can reserve a private guided tour as additional " extra" service on the next page of the booking system .