From Florence, it is less than an hour's drive to Arezzo, an archaeologically significant Etruscan city with its beautiful Piazza del Duomo, home to a famous antiques market. Arezzo is home to the oldest Italian goldsmithing school; its jewelry shops are famous for their fabulous creations. Your other stop will be picturesque Cortona, perched at 600 m altitude, with spectacular views over the Val di Chiana and Lake Trasimeno. The town has changed little since the Middle Ages, and was more recently depicted in the Oscar winning film "La Vita è Bella" and described by American novelist Frances Mayes in "Under the Tuscan Sun."
"Life is Beautiful" – enjoy Cortona and Arezzo with the flexibility of your private car!
English language driver and car
Departure from your accommodation in Florence or the Chianti region
Tour Price includes:
Duration: 10 hours
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Get ready for a beautiful day under the Tuscan sun!
Your English speaking driver will pick you up in the morning at your accommodation.
After about an hour's drive south through the Tuscan countryside you will arrive in Arezzo, where your guide will welcome you to this beautiful Tuscan city. With its long history starting during the Etruscan age, Arezzo is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities, the so-called Dodecapolis. There is much archaeological evidence testifying to the city's ancient past.
Home to the oldest Italian goldsmithing school, Arezzo is famous for the production of special and refined gold jewelry and its world famous high fashion designer clothing. It is not hard to fall in love with Arezzo and its squares, its palazzos, and the impressive Duomo that dominates the city, looking out over the rooftops and the surrounding hills. Arezzo also boasts a wonderful antique market held on the first Sunday of each month.
After your guided tour of Arezzo, it'll be time for you to take a well-deserved break, and enjoy your lunch (not included).
After lunch, you'll be able to relax in your comfortable car as your driver takes you to your next stop, Cortona. Cortona is one of the oldest cities in Tuscany and, just like Arezzo, one of the great City-States of the Etruscan League.
Cortona is impressive, not only for its city walls but also for its Etruscan Accademia museum, the Town Hall, the Palazzo Laparelli, the Medici Fortress, the Cathedral, the Diocesan Museum, the Basilica of Santa Margherita. You'll visit some of these sites while at the same time enjoying your walk through this interesting and unforgettable place – which you may well recognize as the setting for the Oscar winning film "La Vita è Bella" (“Life is Beautiful”) as well as Frances Mayes' "Under the Tuscan Sun."
At the end of this rich day, your driver will take you back to your accommodation.
Price per 2 participants: € 850.00
Tour Price includes:
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