6-Night Vacation to Florence and Cortona!

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$4,500 USD
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Oct 14, 2023 7:30 PM PDT

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Vacation posted by Hill Town Tours SRL

6 Nights / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps up to 2

Spend 6 nights in Tuscany, visiting two of its most beautiful cities. First, you'll stay 3 nights in Florence, renowned for art, architecture, and food. You'll enjoy a half day private tour of the city and retire to your 4-star hotel in the city center. Next, take a picturesque train ride (train tickets not included) southeast to Cortona, the charming town of Under the Tuscan Sun, and spend 3 nights in a lovely apartment centrally located enjoying the wine and scenery.

- 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Florence city center with daily breakfast
- Half day private tour of Florence
- 3 nights in a 1-bedroom apartment in Cortona
- Private wine tasting in the coolest wine bar in town
- Travel assistance and concierge service

Reviews of Hill Town Tours SRL

?We stayed at Villa Pinetina (10 people, 5 beds, 4 en-suites) which was arranged quickly by Hill Top Tours, after our original villa was sold privately and no longer available. Jonathan, Julie and Luca really looked after us and arranged a number of trips. Roberta (Robi) and Anna were our chefs and they were excellent. They were very friendly and happy to help in any way they could and their food was fantastic. They also arranged a birthday meal with wine pairing at short notice and Dario, the sommelier, was excellent and also looked after us at SottoVoce , which is HTT's bar in the centre of Cortona. Overall highly recommended.? - Nigel B.

?HTT staff is top notch. They're always responsive and a pleasure to work with for all my bookings in Tuscany and other European cities.? - Mara C.

?This tour company were awesome - we arranged a wonderful week in Tuscany for eight of us - no mean feat! Hill Town Tours looked after us every step of the way and found us the most beautiful Tuscan villa which was a beautiful walk away from Cortona. Our stay was idyllic and went off without a hitch - they even helped us to rent a vespa which totally added an extra layer of Italian authenticity! Thank you Hill Town Tours.? - Angela L.

Florence and Cortona, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Florence is easily accessible by plane and a Cortona is a 3 hour train ride from Florence.

Florence makes art-lovers' hearts beat double time. Fans of Renaissance art will feel giddy touring The Galleria dell'Accademia, which is bursting with works by Michelangelo. Architecture buffs can admire the ancient Ponte Vecchio bridge, while serious shoppers can spend a blissful afternoon wandering the shops of Piazza Santo Spirito. Fuel your exploration with restaurants that pay homage to the region?s bounty. When you swipe a hunk of crusty bread across a pool of local olive oil, you'll understand how sublime Tuscan food can be.

Cortona is a small, welcoming town in the mountains between the Valdichiana and the Tiber valley. It was such an important Etruscan center that the existence of ancient settlements is still visible today, with its two kilometers of walls dating back to the fifth century BC. The village is particularly picturesque due to its typically medieval architecture, consisting of ancient palazzos, narrow cobbled streets, small artisan shops and classic Tuscan trattorias. If you are in the historical center, the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, built in 1456, is a must-see. In 1480, the architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini began constructing the sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie in Calcinaio, just outside the city.

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Valid for a variety of dates throughout the year. Subject to availability. Transfers between cities not included. Book within 18 months and complete travel within 24 months of event date.