In this tour with driver we suggest to leave from your villa/hotel after breakfast for Arezzo
, one of the most important cities in Etruscan and medieval times. You can visit the beautiful Gothic cathedral
with its unique decorated stained-glass windows, the church of St Francis with the famous frescoes of “The legend of the true Cross” by Piero della Francesca and the rich Museum of Gold
, with the handcrafted production of the renowned goldsmiths of Arezzo.
Not only art: Arezzo is also famous for shopping
. Whether you are passionate about haute couture, antiques, or handicrafts, here you will find what you need. In fact the center is full of characteristic shops and to visit in total relaxation between a monument and a museum.
Then, you can go to the town of Cortona
, where it will be possible to have lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant and taste home made pasta or excellent local beef steak. The ancient history of this town is testified by the Etruscan walls which surround it, the narrow medieval streets with stunning views upon the Valdichiana valley
and lake Trasimeno
, the Etruscan academy museum - among the most famous museums in the world: the atmosphere and beauty of this timeless place makes it one of the pearls of Tuscany. The journey back will take you along the beautiful scenic roads going around lake Trasimeno, setting of the battles between Carthaginians and Romans, a route of historical and natural interest.
Duration of the itinerary: 8 hours.