Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome

Discover the foods, wines and hill towns of Tuscany’s Chianti wine region and Umbria on this engaging full-day tour from Rome! Accompanied by an expert local guide, travel through Tuscany’s rolling countryside and visit the lovely medieval town of Cortona, with time to explore its cobbled lanes and absorb its old-world atmosphere. Enjoy a tasty regional lunch at a rural farmhouse restaurant, and wind through the vineyards of Chianti to the hill town of Montepulciano. Here, sample some delicious local wines at a traditional cellar before heading back to Rome.

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$190

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Duration

13 hours

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  • What's included :
    • 4-course lunch
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
    • Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking)
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks with lunch (available to purchase)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cortona on the Move, Loc. Vallone 39/A/4, 52044, Cortona Italy

    Arrive in Cortona and enjoy a walk through the heart of this walled hill town, which is little changed since medieval times. Admire the ocher-colored houses that line the cobbled lanes and piazzas and listen as your guide recounts its history and recent surge in popularity for featuring in 'Under the Tuscan Sun', American writer Frances Mayes’ tales of life in Tuscany in the 1990s.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Margherita, Piazzale Santa Margherita 1, 52044, Cortona Italy

    Perhaps enjoy some free time to look around the picture-postcard streets independently and maybe visit the 19th-century Cathedral of St Margaret (Basilica di Santa Margherita), perched on the hilltop.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chianti Road, Italy

    With your appetite sated, drive through the rolling Chianti countryside to the charming hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its ruby-red Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines, produced here since early medieval times. Visit one of the town’s oldest rock-cut wine cellars and hear how the region’s wines are produced as you run your palate by some of the varieties.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Trasimeno, Perugia Italy

    Continue along the banks of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, and stop for lunch at an authentic farmhouse restaurant. Enjoy a tempting 4-course of regional dishes, washed down with drinks (own expense). Please see the Itinerary for a sample menu.

    With your appetite sated, drive through the rolling Chianti countryside to the charming hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its ruby-red Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines, produced here since early medieval times. Visit one of the town’s oldest rock-cut wine cellars and hear how the region’s wines are produced as you run your palate by some of the varieties.

    After your wine sampling, return to Rome, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a choice of points in the center.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Green Line Tours - Day Tours, Via Giovanni Amendola 32 Piazza dei Ciquecento, 00185 Rome Italy

    After your wine sampling, return to Rome, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a choice of points in the center.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    7:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note: This is a Multilingual Tour
    • Tour is suitable for wheelchair users provided passenger is traveling with a companion who can assist them on and off the bus. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus.
    • Minimum numbers apply (we require a min. of 6 pax). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Greenline Tours

Activity ID: V-2390GRET18

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