Seven days in Umbria and Tuscany
Seven days in Umbria and Tuscany are a little bite of what we can offer! Welcome to the green heart of Italy!
Choose from this itinerary of things to do for seven days in Umbria and Tuscany.
Those are some basic general ideas of things to do in a week, soon we’ll publish a second part with more tours ideas for you!
Arrival – Day 1
Morning: Black car pick up at the airport, ask us for prices and details.
1.00/2.00 PM – Arrival at your new home. Time to relax at the pool and to visit the village. Some wine and food shopping at the grocery store – walking distant.
Also you can order your dinner and eat it at sunset at home. Oca Bruciata, and La loggetta are at short walking distance from villa. Also there is Il casale restaurant in Paciano, but it’s located on a hill and you will need the car to reach it. Also there are great restaurants at Panicale, the next village at 4 km.
Cooking class at il Fontanaro or at your villa with lunch
Relax evening at the pool
Learn to cook like an Italian Mamma and to taste olive oil and wine like a sommelier at one of our slow food cooking class.
Spend the morning and lunch at il Fontanaro. Time will fly while picking fresh vegetables from the kitchen garden, making home made tagliatelle al ragout, home made ravioloni with ricotta cheese from Pienza or nonna’s gnocchi and our vegetables or and roman typical dishes like Carbonara or Glicia! Learn to choose the best Italian olive oil you can find, to taste it and judge it. You will never go back at a supermarket to buy olive oil after our slow cooking class in Paciano. Enjoy our local wine and the slow drinking techniques to enjoy wines. Make the best tiramisu of your life or another Italian dessert. Ask in advance if you like to pair the lunch with super tuscan wine, we also have available special wine lover classes.
Wine tour in Tuscany Montepulciano, Pienza and Chiusi Chianciano
Enjoy a private wine tour of Tuscany and Umbria with our private driver.
Taste Tuscan wines and learn how the wines get their specific different characteristic depending on where the grapes grov. A great opportunity to buy the quality wines you like for a bargain price. Shipment can be arranged with special promotions also.
Montepulciano – Pienza also with cheese tasting – Chiusi
Time: 10.30 to 4.30.
Notes: Montepulciano the Tuscan wine town renowned for its walkable, car-free nature. Enjoy the local shopping at the copper museum of the world popular leather shop. Ask us for the full city guide tips.
Lunch at La Grotta Via di San Biagio, 15.
La Grotta is in front of the world famous SAN BIAGIO CHURCH. OUTSIDE THE CITY. It was built by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder between 1518 and 1545 and is a masterpiece of the sixteenth century Tuscany art.
Or the bistrot E Lucevan le Stelle for a light lunch at Piazza San Francesco 3, reservation is not necessary here. Superb selection of wines to accompany the meal.
Torgiano and Assisi Or Siena Full Day
Visit Lungarotti winery and it’s oil and Wine Museum, Visit Assisi.
Lungarotti is the oldest winery of Umbria..
Lunch at Locanda del Cardinale in Assisi.
Or Lunch in Spello at la Cantina (to book in advance)
Or Siena Full day with a guide.
Siena local tips
Visit Siena in a day, here is our list of things to do and see, also please read our blog for more details. Visit the Duomo and Piazza del Campo first of all. Than a snack at Antica Drogheria Manganelli in via della Citta 71 to 73. They produce their Panforte, a typical Toscanian cake, but you go mainly to buy the spice mixture to make it at home. It really is an institution in the city and beyond. Also it’s possible to find so many typical and traditional products that you can’t miss!
Than some shopping: Cortecci is a landmark that offers in its two elegant boutiques in the center of Siena the best in clothing, footwear and accessories collections for men & women. The upscale store in Banchi di Sopra offers a selection of the best brands: Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, the chic-sportswear Brunello Cucinelli, Moncler, Hogan accessories and footwear, Balenciaga. Also we like Falchini. The Falchini family has a leather tradition of over a hundred years, originally from Florence, then in Siena in 1931. The business was handled for three generations until today which is run by Anna and Giovanna Falchini, whose primary purpose is to pass on the family tradition, adapting each time to the different market needs and providing customers with quality products, service, friendliness and helpfulness. Please contact us for the full guide of shopping and food in Siena.
Lunch at: Osteria le Loggie.
Visit Cortona and Lake Trasimeno villages
Visit CORTONA. Cortona is a small Etruscan city in Tuscany, situated on a hill not far from Siena, Assisi and Perugia.
Visiting this city means an encounter with art, with history and with spirituality. Getting to know this timeless city is a real rediscovery of our past. Cortona offers testimony to its history as well as an enchanting view of the landscape enclosed by Lake Trasimeno.
Enjoy the dinner OSTERIA DEL TEATRO, Slow Food Selected 2015!! It is located in Via Giuseppe Maffei, 2. Never on Wendsday.
On the way back visit the old Medieval Village of Castiglion del Lago for a sunset aperitivo.
This is a slow food restaurant where you can enjoy the best sunset of Lake Trasimeno.
Shop, with our special discount at: https://www.maledettitoscani.com/
Visit Firenze full day with a tour guide
Day 6 Option B
Visit Orvieto and Todi or Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoreggio – full day with a tour guide
Or take part to a local event
Check out and private driver to Rome/Florence…