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TUSCANY.  TUSCAN TREASURES & TIPPLES:  around the Etruscan Coast & the Island of Elba

  

 

  This tour has previously been conducted and may only be available in 2017 for 6 or 7 adults booking and travelling together in 2017.  If you are interested, please contact Ciao Bella Tours to discuss possible dates for your private tours with us.

 

This tour  is designed for travellers who may perhaps have enjoyed Tuscany previously, and would like to see more of "the other side" of the Region, particularly the fascinating southern coastal area and a few smaller islands, including the Island of Elba. We'll stay in 4* hotels, 7 nights on the mainland and 2 nights on Elba.

This part of Tuscany is popular with Italians in summer, but less frequented by foreign travellers.   We'll meet in Livorno, once know by the English travellers as "Leghorn" (!!??) and by others, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries, as "Venezia Nuova" (New Venice).  The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand 1 ( of the Fiorentine Medici family) decreed the port of Livorno a tax free port, thus encouraging many merchants to set up shop in the city.  Livorno became a very busy and important Italian port. We'll see C16th fortifications, canals, and eat very well, especially seafood dishes.  

Amongst places we'll visit are the Etruscan and Maremma Coasts, the promontory of Argentario, linked to the mainland by sandbars, Orbetello, and the amazing small town of Pitigliano, on top of sheer cliffs of tufa rock. 

On Elba of course we'll visit Napoleon's villa, and generally enjoy the laid back beautiful holiday island.

Along the way we'll eat well, and enjoy many local DOC wines, includung the outstanding Sassicaia, and we'll visit  Montalcino for a tasting of some of their great wines.   Our tour will finish in Siena.

Cost

This tour is available in 2016 for between 4 and 7 people for 10 days and 9 nights.  Cost of Tour "Tuscan Treasures & Tipples" is $AUD6300.00 per person, twin share .  Limited single accommodation may be  available at a supplement of $AUD950 .

If you'd like more information about this tour, please contact us on 0409583308 / (03) 9583 3087(03) 9583 3087  / info@ciaobellatours.com.au and we'll email or snailmail a brochure to you.

Booking

Before making a booking, please contact Ciao Bella Tours to ascertain availability   Please read then sign our Terms & Conditions documents,  complete the Booking Form, and post both documents, together with your deposit of $550 per person to Ciao Bella Tours Pty Ltd, P.O.Box 6068, Cromer 3193.