Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside featuring Italy's Charming Hill Towns
In the hill towns and centuries of cities of Tuscany and Umbria, discover another side of Italy, where time stands still across the painted countryside. On the fertile grounds of golden vineyards and on the tables of country homes, learn the secrets of Umbrian cuisine and savor wines fit for the gods at local wineries. Visit Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” In Siena, stand inside one of Tuscany’s most ancient piazzas. Stroll Assisi’s old city, and explore the Etruscan hill town of Orvieto, where one of history’s rarest frescoes is on display inside a Gothic cathedral. Browse the hallways of Europe’s oldest museum and witness a live alabaster carving demonstration in Volterra. Explore the famous towers of San Gimignano and delight in regional specialties and Italian wine with every dinner on this incredible journey through the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside.