Italy

Tuscany & Umbria

Explore the central Italian regions of Umbria and Tuscany, the latter of which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Populated with sloping hills covered with vineyards, luscious green woods, idiosyncratic medieval villages with their peculiar features, and spectacular valleys, this area of the country is famous for its long tradition of producing some of the best Italian wines, olive oils, cheeses and meats. Start off in the famous Chianti region, where wine is a religion, before passing through the beautiful town of Siena – home of the famous and sometimes fatal Palio horserace – as you head south.
Reach the romantic Val d’Orcia to admire its Tuscan landscapes, dive into its woods to hunt for truffles, and then learn how Italian “nonni” make the local “pici” pasta. Top your experience off with an indulgent visit to the Perugina chocolate.

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