Meet your local tour leader at the tour office in central Florence at 8 am, just a 10-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station, and meet the rest of your group of like-minded young travellers. From Florence, you will travel for an hour and a half by private 8 seat mini-van through the beautiful Tuscan countryside enjoyed by generations on the movie screen.
Learn about the Italian way of life, the local customs, cuisines, and quirks from your guide before reaching the first stop of the day. Siena is the medieval town that set the backdrop of the famous movie Letters to Juliet and Stealing Beauty. Be ready to be amazed by Siena a town full of charm, narrow streets with local artisans and medieval squares made in red brigs. A stop of the gothic Cathedral of Siena will be a must before we continue our trip and head towards our next destination.
From here, you head to the famous Montepulciano, where vampires converge in the Twilight Saga's New Moon. The beautiful walled town is also the home of the Montepulciano DOCG wine. This makes it the perfect opportunity for a tasting of vino and other local products at an ancient underground cellar from the 14th century. You will have the chance to purchase products for the perfect gift or to ship home. Your guide will provide you with local insight, information about the specific scenes and other films set in each place. You will also have free time to explore the other attractions that the town has to offer, at your leisure.
Just a 10-minute drive from Montepulciano we will find our local restaurant located in a stunning position overlooking the Tuscan hills and also producers of the famous Montepulciano DOCG wine. Here we will enjoy our light lunch with local Tuscan products, including a wine tasting.
After lunch, you will head to Cortona, the luscious hilltop town known for its olive groves and made famous by Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun. You will be given free time in Cortona to explore the narrow streets, artisan stores and other landmarks seen in the cinematic adaptation of Frances Mayes' novel. Who knows, maybe your own Italian love story will unfold!
We aim to head back to Florence by approximately 8 pm.