Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel or alternatively, meet your guide in central Rome. Then, travel north to Siena, passing through the Lazio region and into picture-perfect Tuscany, an area where pretty hilltop towns cling to verdant hills and cypress trees dot the countryside. Look out of your coach window to see the vineyards and olive groves for which Tuscany is famous, before arriving at the regions second-largest city: Siena.
Hop off your coach and make the most of some free time to explore the city on your own. In bygone times, Siena rivaled Florence for its power, wealth and artistic beauty; today the city holds a reputation as an urban gem, characterized by its elegant architecture and landmarks. Perhaps use your free time to stroll around Sienas UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town and admire its countless historical sights.
Meet back up with your group for lunch in one of the city centers restaurants, and then head out on a walking tour with your guide to get to know Siena a little better. Explore Piazza del Campo, the central city square, and learn about its use as the venue for the annual Palio horse race. Hear fun facts about the citys famous contrades (neighborhoods with legacies of traditions) as you walk, and then head inside Siena Duomo, the citys famous Gothic cathedral.
After exploring the main areas of interest in Siena, return to your coach and relax on the journey back to Rome. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at the central Rome start point in the evening.
First course (choice of one):
- Pesto pasta with parmesan
- Noodles with zucchini, tomato and basil
Second course (choice of one):
- Chicken breast with pink pepper and wilted spinach
- Pan-fried escalope with beans
- Ice cream
- Lemon sorbet