Cortona is an area of natural beauty that the Italians describe as the “Mother of Troy and Grandmother of Rome.” This tour of the sights, sounds, and tastes of this fascinating corner of Tuscany offers you an ideal opportunity to get to grips with this ancient town in the capable hands of a local expert
Cortona is an area of natural beauty that the Italians describe as the “Mother of Troy and Grandmother of Rome.” This tour of the sights, sounds, and tastes of this fascinating corner of Tuscany offers you an ideal opportunity to get to grips with this ancient town in the capable hands of a local expert who will let you in on some of the area’s deepest secrets. The tour will commence at Camicia-Cortona. At 10:00 am, you’ll be met by your bilingual tour guide and transported on a journey of discovery through majestic woodland to the fascinating churches and city walls of Cortona. The day will start with a leisurely 45 minutes walking through woodland and forests, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about Cortona’s natural surroundings and the area’s rich history. At 1:00 pm, we’ll reach the city’s fortress, where you can relax for a while as we take in the spellbinding beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Having refueled for the second part of the tour, at 2:30 pm, you’ll be met by a second tour guide who will look after you for the afternoon and lead you on an exciting exploration of some of the area’s most notable landmarks. Your guide will lead you to Poggio and the Romantic-style church of San Niccolo, a Medieval tower that was constructed in the 15th Century and was home to the Claires Franciscan order, which was founded during St. Francis’ lifetime. You’ll learn all about the long and fascinating history of this building and how it underwent intriguing transformations during the 16th and 17th centuries to become the architectural masterpiece it is today. We will then progress to take in the sights and sounds of the city’s main square, where we’ll learn more about the history of this magnificent town and have an opportunity to talk to the local producers of the wines, cuisines, and ceramics for which the area has become famous. We’ll finish the tour at 5:30 pm with a visit to a local jewelry store, where we will enjoy a sparkling Prosecco in a flute made of pure gold or silver leaf as our host teaches us the ancient techniques that the craftsmen use to produce fine metals.
With a rich landscape and vibrant history, Cortona is the ideal location to visit while you’re in Tuscany.Perfectly positioned 50 miles south of Florence and 130 miles north of Rome, the area’s ancient Etruscan roots can be traced all the way back to the 4th Century BC. On your visit to Cortona, you won’t fail to be captivated by the town’s fascinating history and the beautiful architectural marvels that dot the landscape. This tour offers you an ideal opportunity to explore Cortona with a local guide who will teach you about the area’s fascinating history, art, and architecture and introduce you to a side of Tuscany you could never have imagined.
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
Price for this private tour is 250 USD per person for a group between 2 and 4 guests.
Price for this private tour is 200 USD per person for a group between 5 and 8 guests.
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
For all the private tours, you can book through email at [email protected] or you can contact Matteo at +61 404572020 or +39 0621118983.
A payment of the tour indicates an acceptance of all the conditions.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Pick up outside of Camucia-Cortona central station at 10:00 a.m. The tour is a 8 hours tour. It starts at 10:00 am and it ends at 6:00 pm.
Check the departure time from and to Rome and Florence’s station: www.trenitalia.com
We advice to book the tour at least 2 days in advance.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority. Minimum of participants: 2 people.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
1 Professional bi-lingual tour guide for the whole time to assist you for any issue.
2 Professional environmental historian guide
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Minimum age is 21 years
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers
– May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
– Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
– A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
– Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
– A maximum of 7 people per booking
– Not recommended for pregnant women
– Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
– A moderate amount of walking is involved
– Not wheelchair accessible
– Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund