Rome, Florence and Tuscany: Three of Italy's most popular destinations combined for one amazing holiday.
Start your vacation tour in Rome with a private arrival transfer, and spend three days among the ancient ruins and modern comforts at the Hotel Dei Mellini.
You then travel by rail to Florence where you'll spend two more nights at the romantic Tornabuoni Beacci Hotel. Explore the many museums and galleries of famous art in this renowned city, as well as shopping and great people-watching!
As you leave Florence, you'll pick up your car rental and make your way to the rolling hills of Tuscany. You will have three days to explore a region full of sunflowers, while making your base at the remarkable Villa Casagrande. While here, enjoy the Tuscan ambience just a few minutes walk from the villa: Local markets and restaurants are all nearby! You'll also have the opportunity to take advantage of such culinary activities at Villa Casagrande as a wine tasting experience, cooking class and/or pizza-making lesson.
Then drive yourself back to Florence airport where you'll return your rental car and bid farewell to this splendid land, with a vow to return!
Optional activities at Villa Casagrande (at an additional cost):*
* To add any of these activities to your vacation package, please contact our reservations team at 1-800-896-4600.
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Villa Casagrande is located in the historical centre of Figline Valdarno, a small town strategically situated between the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena.
This elegant hotel represents pure Tuscan style, true to its artistic heritage, and set in the context of absolute tranquility. Recently renovated, Villa Casagrande is furnished with warm elegance and equipped with every comfort. Located at the bottom of the castle walls, the hotel's wellness centre includes an indoor pool, outdoor pool (seasonal), sauna, hydro-massage tub, hammam, sensory showers and relaxation areas. The restaurant, located in the antique halls of arms during the winter, and in the courtyard during the summer months, specializes in the delicate flavors of Tuscany, woven into a cuisine that is both light and international.
The Hotel dei Mellini is ideally situated on a quiet street just two blocks from the Tiber River, and a fifteen minute walk from both Vatican City and the Spanish Steps. A favorite of Italian fashion designers and entertainers, the hotel‘s prime location in the heart of Rome attracts visitors who appreciate the charm of a quiet neighborhood that is close to world-class shopping and leading historic and cultural attractions.
The Hotel dei Mellini is a perfect oasis in the heart of Rome, with a cosmopolitan feel and a refined atmosphere that provide a warm and welcoming home in the vibrant city center. Designed by renowned British architect Harry Gregory, it was created from the imaginative fusing of two historic private residences from the era of Italy’s King Umberto I. The hotel is crowned with a lush roof garden, where bougainvilleas and azaleas bloom and where guests can relax with a coffee or an aperitif. Overlooking the rooftop terrace and bathed in natural light, the new 24-hour fitness center is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment from TechnoGym. Elegant and comfortably designed, the 80 spacious, Art Deco-inspired guestrooms are acoustically protected and creatively furnished in a bright, contemporary English motif.
Situated in the heart of Florence's artistic and historical city center, Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci overlooks the splendid Via de' Tornabuoni shopping street, within walking distance of the Uffizi Gallery, Santa Trinita Church, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
The Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci is a charming and elegant city center hotel made up of two Renaissance palaces, the Palazzo Minerbitti and Palazzo Strozzi del Poeta. Its refined guestrooms are individually decorated with historic paintings and frescos, heirloom furnishings, antiques from the 17th to 19th centuries and elegant Murano chandeliers - combined with all the modern comforts. The hotel's enchanting roof garden provides stunning panoramic views over Florence, and is the ideal place for dining and relaxing.
With a history that spans 2,500 the capital city of Italy deserves its nickname of "the Eternal City." Rome's historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Vatican Museums and Roman Colosseum are among the world's 50 most visited tourist destinations. The rest of the city serves up the visual treats of ruins, fountains, palaces, churches, basilicas and other monuments in addition to all you'd expect in a modern metropolis.
Chianti Classico Wine Region: Located between Florence and Siena, the Chianti region is home to picturesque villages, wineries and countryside. The famed Chianti and Chianti Classico wines are produced here, making this a favored destination for those looking to do some tasting.
San Gimignano: This classic medieval hill town is known as the "City of Beautiful Towers" because it has 14 surviving towers, serving up a fascinating skyline. But originally there were over 70 towers, which were all built by patrician families to demonstrate their wealth and power. The historic center of the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture.
Siena: This classic medieval hill town in Tuscany is famous for it's fan-shaped plaza and summer horse race, Il Palio. Dominating the plaza is a bell tower, the Torre del Mangia, and the rest of the city has a handful of museums and churches to explore.
Lucca: This small city has one of the best-preserved city walls in Italy, on top of which are walking and bicycling paths. Walk around the historic center or climb several historic towers for fabulous views.
Cortona: Francis Mayes made this Tuscan hill town famous in her book "Under the Tuscan Sun." Surrounded by 3,000-year-old walls, Cortona retains much of its history through its medieval architecture.
Montepulciano: Set on a sloping limestone ridge, Montepulciano is a small, walled town known for the wine called Vino Nobile. It also has one of the most impressive main square sin Tuscany, nnotable for its many beautiful Renaissance buildings.
Pienza: This Renaissance town in Tuscany is famous as the birthplace of Pope Pius II and for its pecorino cheese. The Pope's family home, Palazzo Piccolomini, is located in the heart of town near a cathedral also dedicated to him.
Val D'Orcia: This beautiful valley in southern Tuscany extends from Siena to Monte Amiata and is characterized by gentle, carefully cultivated hills. Home to the towns of Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino, the entire valley has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its Renaissance architecture and planning.