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This tour takes you on an incredible journey through the coastal area of Maremma in Tuscany and northern Lazio to discover world-renowned wines, picturesque landscapes, authentic cuisine, and fascinating history. Afterwards, you’ll travel to Sardegna to experience this pristine island’s beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, traditional wine and cuisine, and remarkable culture.

  • Tour Category: Small Group Tour

  • Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights

  • Depature Dates: Monthly departures available. Please contact us for specific dates.

  • Max. No of People: 16

  • Tour pick up location: Fiumicino Airport “Leonardo da Vinci” at 2pm

  • Tour drop off location: Cagliari Elmas Airport at 10am

The price indicated is for the itinerary as shown. We can further customize this tour just for you: any element can be tailored – Activities, Length, Hotels and Destinations.

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplement: C$750 / US$600.

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Day 1

FROM ROME TO MAREMMA

Arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and meet up with the group in Terminal 3 (Arrivals). We’ll then head north to Maremma – a coastal area of central Italy that borders the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s a large part of southwestern Tuscany and part of Northern Lazio with beautiful hills, towns, and coastal stretches. We’ll arrive in Borgheri for a visit and wine tasting, check in for a 2-night stay in an ancient castle, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

WINE & ETRUSCANS

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Baratti e Populonia archaeological park, followed by a journey along “La Strada del Vino e dell’Ollio”. This road, also known as the “Etruscan Coast Wine and Olive Oil Road,” leads you through plush coastal areas and past ancient villages nestled in the rolling hills. This area was once home to the thriving Etruscan civilization, is the birthplace of the prestigious Sassicaia wine, and is well-known for its production of extra-virgin olive oil, honey, wood-fired bread, cheeses, cured meats, and preserves. We’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant to get a true taste of the Etruscan Coast! After lunch, we’ll walk through the vineyards of a local winery, tour the grounds, and learn about their fascinating production philosophy. This will be followed by a tasting of five wines and one extra virgin olive oil. You’ll have the evening to spend at your leisure in Bolghheri.

Day 3

NECTAR OF GODS

Today, we’ll check out and spend some time relaxing after breakfast. Our day will start after lunch with a visit and wine tasting at Ornellaia, an acclaimed producer of Super Tuscan wine. This will be followed by a light dinner with wine at a charming wine bar in Tuscany’s Chianti region. We’ll then board the ferry for an overnight crossing to the beautiful island of Sardinia.

Day 4

OLBIA

Our ferry will arrive in Olbia where we’ll disembark and enjoy breakfast. Today, we’ll also visit La Prisgiona archaeological site for a guided tour that includes the Nuraghe complex, and the village of huts that extend around it. This will offer fascinating insight into the Nuragic civilization, which was present on the island of Sardinia from the Bronze Age to when the Romans colonized the island in 238 BCE. We’ll follow this visit with a wine tasting and lunch, and check in to our hotel in Castelsardo, which is a beautiful medieval town that sits overlooking the sea. You’ll have a free evening to enjoy dinner on your own.

Day 5

DEPARTURE TO ALGHERO

After breakfast, we’ll depart for the medieval city of Alghero, which is located on Sardinia’s northwest coast and encircled by sea walls. The city is known for its Gothic architecture, cobblestone Old Town centre, Le Bombarde beach, and wonderful restaurants serving traditional Sardinian cuisine. We’ll tour the city with an expert local guide. Lunch will be at your leisure, followed by a visit and wine tasting at a nearby winery. We’ll then head back to the hotel and you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 6

CASTELSARDO

After breakfast, we’ll visit a farm in the heart of Anglona, Sardinia specializing in viticulture, beekeeping, and olive growing. We’ll enjoy lunch at the winery, followed by a visit to the Museo Archeologico Paleobotanico. This museum is located in Perfugas - an area rich in archaeological sites - and is divided into five sections: Paleobotany, Paleolithic, Neolithic & Eneolithic, Nuragic, and Classical & Medieval. The evening will be spent at your leisure back in Castelsardo.

Day 7

DEPARTURE TO ORISTANO

After check-out and breakfast, we’ll depart for a 3-hour journey to Gavoi to taste the famous Fiore Sardo DOP cheese. Afterwards, we’ll continue onto Oristano, which is a city situated on the Campidano Plain in the central-western part of Sardinia. Oristano features elegant piazzas and churches, and a number of wonderful shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore. We’ll check into our hotel in the heart of the city and dinner will be enjoyed at your leisure.

Day 8

ORISTANO

After breakfast, we’ll participate in a 3-hour hands-on cooking class, followed by lunch. You’ll have a chance to enjoy and cook with fresh local ingredients while learning about typical Sardinian cuisine. Afterwards, you’ll have a free day to relax or spend time at the beach.

Day 9

ORISTANO

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Tharros archaeological site and Museo Civico Marongiu. The Tharros archaeological site is an open-air museum featuring impressive structures from the ancient city of Tharros, active excavation sites, and the Museo Civico Marongiu, which is home to many artifacts from the area. Tharros is believed to have been first inhabited by Phoenicians in the 8th century, followed by Punics and then Romans, until it was abandoned in the 10th century. After our visit, we’ll have lunch in a typical Sardinian place on the beach (weather permitting). You’ll have a free evening to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 10

DEPARTURE DAY

We’ll check out, and after breakfast depart for the Cagliari airport.

 

 

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Includes:
- Private transfers from the airport to your hotel the day of your flight arrival

- Four-star hotel downtown Rome

- A unique by-night visit of one of the most significant historical sites of Rome, guided by the inspiration of renowned filmmakers in Italy (entrance tickets only, self-guided -- See video)

- A typical Roman dinner: Sit down with Antonio for an exceptional gastronomical experience in the Eternal City, before making our way to Maremma the day after

- Private transfer from your hotel to the tour meeting point

- Taxes and gratuities

$790 2 nights

$950 3 nights

Add a morning visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with our expert guide, Rosanna, 3 hours: $190 (including entrance fees)

Includes:

- Transfer from the tour drop-off point to your hotel

- Four-star beachfront hotel in one of the island's most beautiful beaches or four-star hotel in the town of Cagliari (you choose)

- All breakfasts and dinners

- Transfer from your hotel to Cagliari airport

- Taxes and gratuities

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Tour Highlights

INCREDIBLE CUISINE

Fully savour the diverse flavours of Tuscan and Sardinian cuisine with a journey down the Etruscan Coast's Wine and Olive Oil Road, tastings of extra-virgin olive oil and Fiore Sardo DOP cheese, a hands-on cooking class, and many memorable meals in traditional restaurants.

ANCIENT HISTORY

Immerse yourself in fascinating ancient history with visits to the Baratti e Populonia, La Prisgiona, and Tharros archaeological sites and ruins, and the Archeologico Paleobotanico and Civico Marongiu museums to learn all about the Etruscan and Nuragic civilizations.

WORLD-RENOWNED WINE

Experience some of Maremma and Sardegna's finest wines, including Vermentino and Stupore Bolgheri Rosso DOC, with tours and tastings at a number of top wineries. Also enjoy amazing food pairings and the sight of spectacular vineyards and rolling hills.

Ask and You Will Receive

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant.

Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Allan

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:45:52+00:00

Allan

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant. Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

The Most Perfect Vacation

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Julie

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T19:10:47+00:00

Julie

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Everything Was Taken Care of Expertly

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Lynn

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:02:30+00:00

Lynn

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Great food, wine, activities and tours

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.

Carol

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-11-05T16:19:56+00:00

Carol

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.

Nothing Compares

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

Rachel

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T12:23:19+00:00

Rachel

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

Everything Went Like Clockwork

Buongiorno Antonio!

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply.

We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Debbie & John

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-23T17:43:17+00:00

Debbie & John

Buongiorno Antonio! Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply. We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Well Worth It

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Ron

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:48:08+00:00

Ron

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Attention to Detail

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Donna

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:46:46+00:00

Donna

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!
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