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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  13 hours (approx.)
Head out of Rome and off the beaten track to experience a different side of Italy in Tuscany and Umbria. You'll visit the lovely towns of Cortona and Montepulciano, and sample wine, cheeses, salami, olive oil and other local specialties.

Highlights

  • Full-day food-lovers' tour from Rome to Cortona and Montepulciano
  • Lovely Cortona, made famous by the Oscar-winning film La Vita è Bella and Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Lunch at a typical rural restaurant
  • Driving through the hills of the Chianti region to Montepulciano
  • Wine tasting at Montepulciano's oldest cellar
  • Multilingual local guide
  • Pickup from centrally located Rome hotels

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What You Can Expect

Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome

Taste of Italy Day Tour from Rome including Chianti and Umbria

Leaving Rome, you'll head north to cross the Tiber valley to Cortona. This town has changed little since the Middle Ages, and was most recently depicted in the Oscar-winning film La Vita e Bella and described by American novelist Frances Mayes in her book Under the Tuscan Sun. As a result, Cortona is enjoying renewed popularity. Stroll through the historic center, absorbing the atmosphere of this picturesque town.

Next you'll drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Lunch will be served in a typical country restaurant.

In the afternoon, you'll drive through the hills of the Chianti region to reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano. The ruby-red Vino Nobile wine of this town is famous the world over. You'll visit one of the oldest wine cellars, discover the winemakers' secrets and taste the final result!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Absoloutely awesome day out, sampling some of Italy's delicious food and wine!

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