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Discover Tuscan Villas

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8715

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

8 days

EU 2020

PRICE FROM ? £1029 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Tuscany is a one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, boasting stunning countryside and coastline, impressive architecture in abundance as well as a fascinating history. On this tour we discover some of the most charming villas in the area with their meticulous gardens and detailed frescoes. Some of these villas are still occupied by the families that own them. We also visit some of the most iconic Tuscan cities such as Lucca and Florence.

Air Itinerary

Experience The Stunning Italian Countryside and Coastline of Tuscany

Day 1
We fly to Pisa and transfer to the Hotel Manzoni in Montecatini Terme.

Day 2 – Villa Reale, Villa Grabau & Colleverde Vineyard
This morning takes us to Villa Reale di Marlia situated at the foot of the Pizzorne hills. Once home to Napoleon’s sister, the villa’s 16-hectare estate has a timeless elegance.  We then continue on to Villa Grabau, a beautiful private house furnished with period pieces and paintings. The villa is surrounded by nine hectares of botanical park so make sure to explore the grounds where beautiful ancient lemon trees can be found.

In the afternoon we head to the Colleverde Vineyard where we discover the art of wine and olive oil making. Our tour here also includes a guided tasting of the ‘organic’ olive oil and some classic Tuscan varieties of vino.

Day 3 – Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza& Viareggio
Today begins with a guided tour at the Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza. Built in the 16th century upon the request of Cosimo I of Medici, the palace now houses a public library and the Museum of Versilian Work and Popular Culture.

Afterwards we have some free time in Viareggio, a seaside city known for sandy beaches. The long road running parallel to the beach is perfect for a stroll and also provides plenty of shopping opportunities and eateries too.

Day 4 – Villa Torrigiani, Villa Mansi & Garzoni Gardens
Villa Torrigiani is a beautiful building located in a romantic, Baroque garden and this is our first point of call today. Inside the villa you will find 17th-century frescoes and original 18th-century furniture.

Our next stop is Villa Mansi. Highlights here include the frescoes of the central hall by Stefano Tofanelli, a neoclassical painter admired by Elisa Baciocchi, Princess of Lucca and sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the gardens which are ideal for a relaxing walk.

We then visit the Garzoni Gardens, some of the most stunning gardens in Italy. Set against the stunning backdrop of Villa Garzoni, the grounds beautifully unite Renaissance geometrics with the Baroque style. Admire the lovely terraces and fountains during our time here.

Day 5 – Lucca, Palazzo Pfanner & Lucca Cathedral
We spend the day in the city of Lucca, dripping with history and famous for its intact Renaissance walls enclosing a cobbled centre in classic Roman grid-iron fashion. During our free time here we can soak up all the appeal that this Italian city has to offer.

We visit Palazzo Pfanner, a beautiful 17th-century palace still owned by the Pfanner family. Explore the impressive grounds and admire the frescoed main reception room, once home to Felix Pfanner. Originally from Austria, Felix became the first beer manufacturer in Lucca, brewing it in the mansion's cellars from 1846 until 1929.

Afterwards, we visit Lucca Cathedral. Located in a secluded part of the old city centre, the cathedral was consecrated by Pope Alexander II in 1070. The exterior of the building was later added to give it the elaborate look that we can see today.

Day 6 – Villa La Petraia & Florence
Today begins at Villa La Petraia, one of the most attractive Medici villas. Purchased by the Medici family in the 16th century, the villa’s courtyard is decorated with some fabulous frescoes.

This afternoon takes us to Florence, one of Italy’s most charming cities. Just some of the city’s highlights include the Palazzo Vecchio, Giotti’s Bell Tower and the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s lovely ‘Old Bridge’, which is still occupied by gold and silversmiths today. Following a guided walking tour here, we enjoy some free time to explore at leisure.

Day 7 – Day at leisure

Day 8
We check out of our hotel and transfer to Pisa airport for our return flight home.

Please note: itinerary order subject to change.

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to Pisa* ATOL protected
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • 7 nights at the 4-star Hotel Manzoni, Montecatini Terme with dinner & breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Welcome drink
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Excursions to Villa Reale, Villa Grabau, Colleverde Vineyard, Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza, Viareggio, Villa Torrigiani, Villa Mansi, Garzoni Gardens, Lucca, Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca Cathedral, Villa La Petraia & Florence
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting at Colleverde Vineyard
  • Guided tour of the Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Services of a local guide on excursions

Search Bullets

  • 7 nights at the 4-star Hotel Manzoni, Montecatini Terme with dinner & breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Welcome drink
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Excursions to Villa Reale, Villa Grabau, Colleverde Vineyard, Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza, Viareggio, Villa Torrigiani, Villa Mansi, Garzoni Gardens, Lucca, Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca Cathedral, Villa La Petraia & Florence
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting at Colleverde Vineyard
  • Guided tour of the Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Services of a local guide on excursions

Flight Information

*Air package holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. The final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. Financial protection is in place via the ATOL scheme and terms & conditions apply. Please visit our website for more details. Errors and omissions excepted. Operated by Just Go! Holidays, ATOL No.10889. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double/twin room.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included (hand luggage only on any break of 4 days or less) however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel/boat transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

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Booking Flights

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.
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