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Gems of Umbria & Tuscany (LT)

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

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The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Roman Empire, and you’ll see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans. You’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello—just two of the unique experiences offered by Globus! From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany tour offers all of this and much more. A vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation
NARNI
Visit the Convent of San Domenico; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite homemade pasta demonstration with a chef, followed by lunch
SPOLETO
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza del Duomo; dinner with wine at a local restaurant
SPELLO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Olive oil tasting
ASSISI
Visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
PERUGIA
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza IV Novembre; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Perugina Baci chocolate factory
CORTONA
Orientation of the town made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun
SIENA
Guided walking tour, visit the Piazza del Campo
VOLTERRA
Orientation
SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation
PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site
MONTALCINO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Brunello wine tasting and lunch
ORVIETO
Visit the Etruscan underground Labirinto; dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Historic Centre of the city of Pienza
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Narni and Montalcino; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special dinners in Rome, Spoleto, and Orvieto

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2 Rome–Narni–Spoleto

Your discovery of the green province of Umbria, made famous by the movie My House in Umbria with unforgettable Maggie Smith, starts in the hilltop town of Narni, almost 800 feet high. Narni is the town that is said to have been the inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia. Enjoy a guided visit of the CONVENT OF SAN DOMENICO basement, and see a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Then, a true highlight: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, and, of course, enjoy lunch afterwards. Next is Spoleto, a former Roman city and capital of an important Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 8th centuries. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, take pictures of La Rocca, the former papal fortress that was used as a high-security prison until 1982; admire the Ponte delle Torri, erected on the foundations of a Roman aqueduct; and visit PIAZZA DEL DUOMO. This evening, a special dinner with wine awaits you at Vecchio Camino restaurant.

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Day 3 Spoleto–Frantoio di Spello–Assisi–San Martino in Campo

Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello. Continue to Assisi and start your guided walking tour with visits to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Arrive at your hotel in San Martino in Campo.

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Day 4 San Martino in Campo. Excursion to Perugia

A short drive brings you to Perugia, capital of Umbria and an important university town. A guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy, graced by the Fontana Maggiore (Great Fountain). Admire the gothic cathedral, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, and Perugia’s stunning medieval municipal palace. Then, a special treat: visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the original PERUGINA BACI CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and taste Italy’s most delectable candy. An optional dinner outing to Deruta is available.

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Day 5 San Martino in Campo–Cortona–Siena

Enter Tuscany and stop in the town of Cortona, made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Arrive in Siena, and follow your Local Guide on a walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. Hear about the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race that is held on this square. This evening, an optional dinner excursion to Monteriggioni is available.

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Day 6 Siena. Excursion to Volterra & San Gimignano

A scenic day starts with a visit to the town of Volterra, a former important Etruscan center and an important location in the famous Twilight series. Next is hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with its tower houses and encircling walls. Return to Siena.

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Day 7 Siena–Pienza–Montalcino-Orvieto

Famous for pecorino cheese, Pienza has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Continue to Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties. Next, on to Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, where a unique visit to the ETRUSCAN UNDERGROUND Labirinto (labyrinth) awaits you. This evening, an exclusive dinner has been prepared for you by famous Italian chef Maurizio.

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Day 8 Orvieto–Rome

Hear the history of this fascinating town from your Local Guide during a pleasant walk through the narrow lanes and visit the CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Return to the “Eternal City” for a drive past Rome’s main highlights, and this evening, a special farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment at Tanagra restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation in Umbria and Tuscany.

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Day 9 Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANNE PALMER PUCCINI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

As a veteran Tour Director, I find no other destination as stimulating and exhilarating as Italy. Here we have something for everyone--ancient ruins, delicious cuisine, breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, amazing art, and more. Join me so you can absorb and understand the multi-faceted nature of this country without any of the difficulties, pitfalls, and time-wasting often encountered by individual travelers. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to my beautiful country.

Tour Director - ANNE PALMER PUCCINI

 Accommodations

Rome
Spoleto
San Martino
Siena
Orvieto
Rome

Rome

Starhotels Michelangelo

Superior First-Class

Starhotels Michelangelo Via Stazione S.Pietro,14, Roma,   Italy

Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers is located a short walk to St Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk

Spoleto

San Luca

First-Class

San Luca Via Interna Delle Mura 21, Spoleto,  Italy

Via Interna Delle Mura 21
Spoleto, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Gracious Hotel housed in a completely restructured building dating from 1800.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone

San Martino

Alla Posta Dei Donini

Superior First-Class

Alla Posta Dei Donini Via Deruta, 43, S.Martino In Campo-Pg-,  Italy

Via Deruta, 43
S.Martino In Campo-Pg-, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Alla Posta dei Donini is an Historical 48 room Villa located near Perugia. Built in the 17th century as the summer residence of the noble Donini family, it features original paintings and frescoes by Perugian artists. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre with indoor swimming pooland is surrounded by a magical botanical park. There is also a bar and restaurant serving local and italian specialities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access

Siena

NH Siena

First-Class

NH Siena Piazza La Lizza, Siena,  Italy

Piazza La Lizza
Siena, Italy

Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer

Orvieto

Aquila Bianca

First-Class

Aquila Bianca Via Garibaldi, 13, Orvieto,  Italy

Via Garibaldi, 13
Orvieto, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This delightful 37 room hotel is perfectly placed in the heart of the historical center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite

Grand Hotel Italia

First-Class

Grand Hotel Italia Via Di Piazza Del Popolo 13, Orvieto,  Italy

Via Di Piazza Del Popolo 13
Orvieto, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The GRAND HOTEL ITALIA is located in the historic center of Orvieto, next to the suggestive "Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo", now Convention center, to the Cathedral and to the most important monuments of the medieval city. Its large terraces with hanging gardens are open over the panorama of the city of the tuff, discovering the antique beauties.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Rome

Ludovisi Palace

First-Class

Ludovisi Palace Via Ludovisi 43, Roma,   Italy

Via Ludovisi 43
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Set in an elegant palazzo from the early 1900s, this stately 57-room property boasts an ideal location in the heart of Rome, very close to all major attractions, landmarks and entertainment venues. Breakfast is served in the casual dining room, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar day or night.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


San Martino
Siena

SanMartino

Italian Ceramics and Umbrian Dinner

Italian Ceramics and Umbrian Dinner

Learn everything about Deruta majolica followed by a delicious dinner.

Price Range: $$

Siena

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Tuscan Farm Dinner

Excursion to Monteriggioni and Tuscan Farm Dinner

Experience one of the most classical and well preserved & best known medieval walled town, Monteriggioni followed by a a delicious dinner.

Price Range: $$

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