Tuscany in the palm of your hand:
This tour is an immersion in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and in its mesmerizing Cities of Art, picturesque hamlets and landscapes that have inspired so many travelers and artists throughout the centuries. It includes also fascinating Jewish sites several of which in quite unusual places.
You will be visiting many world famous towns such as FLORENCE, PISA, SIENA and LUCCA with their wonders, but also less known ones such as CARRARA the town of the renowned white marble where you will also be visiting the quarries where Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci selected the blocks of marble they used to sculpt their famous masterpieces. Not to mention the incredibly picturesque towns, many of which are part of the Unesco Heritage List, such as SAN GIMIGNANO, VOLTERRA and CORTONA and the smaller Jewish heritage sites of PITIGLIANO, known as the “little Jerusalem”, and MONTE SAN SAVINO. We have also included in the tour a location worth visiting for its significance in relation to a tragic event in WW2, SANT’ANNA DI STAZZEMA. Last, but not least, you will enjoy a balmy day on the famous Italian EASTERN LIGURIAN RIVIERA where you will discover the medieval fishing villages of LERICI, which, believe it or not, used to have a Jewish ghetto, and lovely RIOMAGGIORE. A boat cruise will take you to the famed CINQUE TERRE where a stop on land will allow you to discover this star attraction.
Like any of our Tours also this can be shortened or extended. For the latter option we invite you to have a look at all our Tours which, either partially or totally could be added to this tour.
We invite you also to check our list of 1 EXTRA DAY OPTIONS and ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES that are offered with each tour (extra cost to be advised upon request).
After visiting Italy’s beauties, if you might be interested in continuing your trip to Israel please bear in mind that we have a strong partnership with GO ASIA tour operator (https://www.goasia.it/destinazioni/israele/).
LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR: Florence; Siena; Pisa; Lucca; Arezzo; Carrara; Pitigliano; Sorana; Sovano; Monte San Savino; San Gimignano; Volterra; Cortona; Chianti (Kosher Winery); Monteriggioni; Sant’Anna di Stazzema; Lerici; Riomaggiore; Cinque Terre.
ELEMENTS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
1) Jewish Heritage;
2) Art cities;
3) ”Minor Italy”: places off the beaten path, but that are worth visiting for their beauty and their typical Italian characteristics and atmosphere;
4) Nature and landscapes;
5) World War II;
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2 participants||4 participants||6 participants|
|From 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022||€ 8,600||€ 5,450||€ 4,200|
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (we are open to satisfy any additional request you might have):
1)TOUR BY BOAT OF THE TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO (Isola d’Elba)
2)DAY AT THE HOT SPRINGS (several choices);
3)ITALIAN COOKING CLASS;
4)PAINT BALL SIENA;
5)QUAD (in the Etruscan area of Sovana and Sorano)/ GO KART / BICYCLE OR HORSE RIDES;
6) SHOPPING SPREE IN A BRAND OUTLET;
KOSHER MEALS: starting from 1.100€ per person. Full-board with kosher certified pre-packaged meals, throughout the whole trip.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights
from € 5100
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
from € 2730
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
from € 1150
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