Day 1: Toronto - Rome
Evening departure from Toronto airport to Rome.
Day 2: Rome - Monecatini
Upon arrival to Rome, journey to the heart of Tuscany. Stop at an historic winery and enjoy a specially selected tasting flight and complementary antipasto.
Day 3: Spa day in Montecatini
Leisurely soak in the famous sulphuric healing waters of Montecatini! Traditional dinner this evening.
Day 4: San Gimignano - Wine Tasting - Florence
Experience a famous Tuscan winery followed by the iconic hill-town of San Gimignano. Following the visit to San Gimignano, continue to Florence, the capital of the Renaissance. This evening, dine at an authentic Tuscan restaurant and enjoy a superlative meal. Che Buono!
Day 5: Florence
Tour Florence with a local Florentine guide who will provide the group with “insider” information and anecdotes as you explore the Piazza Del Duomo, Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio and the San Lorenzo leather market. The afternoon will be spent at leisure, followed by a delicious dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 6: Free day in Tuscany
Enjoy a full day to discover everything this region has to offer. An optional excursion to Venice will be organized by Georgia Hardy Tours for those wishing to spend the day in Venice. Overnight in Florence.
Day 7: Florence - Rome
Depart Florence in the morning with an enroute stop at an agritourismo (Italian: agricultural farm) in the heart of Lazio to taste wine and olive oil from the region. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Rome that will serve as a fantastic introduction to the “Eternal City”. Dinner will be served in a traditional Roman restaurant.
Day 8: Rome
Today is a free day in Rome. Visit the Vatican, Forum or Colosseum. Sit in a piazza and soak in the hustle and bustle of a Roman afternoon. Culinary-inclined participants can spend the afternoon enjoying a Roman cooking class with a seasoned Italian chef in Trastevere. Perhaps you will end up in Ristorante La Carbonara,which dominates one side of Rome’s Campo de Fiori and claims to be the first restaurant in Rome to serve the iconic “penne alla carbonara”.
Day 9: Rome
Free day in Rome and your last full day in Italy. Do some last minute shopping and enjoy a beautiful farewell dinner with views overlooking Rome’s magnificent skyline.
Day 10: Rome - Toronto
Bid Italia “A Presto”.... Early morning departure for your return flight home.