Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, City
Kid Friendly: Yes.
The Volvo is large and comfortable, I can always help you in and out of the car.
Maximum travelers: 4
Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational), German (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)
La vita è bella
This tour takes you to see the two towns where Benigni shot his oscar winning movie "La vita è bella". Cortona is also famous for another movie, "Under the Tuscan sun" from the bestseller novel by Francis Mayes. This is the provincial, picturesque Tuscany everybody adores.
We stop for lunch in a trattoria to try to "pici" pasta dish with meat sauce, and a bottle of San Giovese.
Our tour starts in Cortona. We walk from the Basilica of Saint Margherita downhill to the main square of the Tuscan town. After a brief lunch, we continue to Arezzo (30 miles) for another walk from the cathedral downhill to the church of Saint Francis, dedicating the afternoon especially to the frescoes of Piero della Francesca.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Departure is from your hotel in Umbria, after breakfast.
End location: The tour ends at your hotel in Umbria. Any other transfer is possible upon request.
Duration: 8 hours
Volvo V70 Kinetic 2011
A large and comfortable car for up to 4 passengers.
This tour offers transport to and from your hotel in Umbria, a guided walk in Arezzo with a visit to Saint Francis' Church to admire the frescoes by Piero della Francesca, lunch in a local trattoria and an afternoon guided walk in Cortona.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 euro - lunch at "Il cervo", a famous trattoria in Arezzo (optional)
lunch, entrance fees
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We had a good time with Werner who is a sharp, contemporary guy. Beyond a thorough knowledge of historical fact and lore, being a Belgian who has lived in Italy for 35 years, he has a unique perspective on Italy and Roman society. In other words, not just a guide but a thoughtful, opinionated man with whom we shared interesting discussions. Even better, he has excellent taste in restaurants and our stops for meals were outstanding.