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Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery – Milan

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Milan - Gallery - InteriorMilan - Gallery - Evening ViewMilan - Duomo - View from the roof

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the oldest and famous shopping centers in the world; it is considered the progenitor of the modern concept of enclosed shopping malls!

Built during the second half of the 19th century it was dedicated to the first King of the newly born Italian Reign: Vittorio Emanuele II. The Gallery is formed by two glass vaulted loggias that covered the street that joined two of the most important plazas in Milan: Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala.

The roof was built with glass and cast iron; this style was very popular and modern at the time. Right in the center of the roof there is the famous glass dome; today it is impossible to imagine Milan’s skyline without it!

Right under the dome are located four mosaics; each one of them represents the coat of arm of the three capitals of Italy, Turin, Florence and finally Rome, plus Milan’s one. Because of the popular myth that if you spin around with your foot on the Turin coat of arm you will have good luck, this mosaic is heavily damaged!

Things to see

The people of Milan call the Galleria “il salotto di Milano”, Milan’s drawing room, because since the beginning the Galleria had become the center of the vibrant Milan’s life. In the gallery are in fact located the oldest restaurants and shops of the modern Milan.

The gallery is well known around the world for its luxury shops; the most important haute couture and jewelry brands have there their dedicated stores. Also the first and only 7 stars certified hotel in the world is located at the noble floor of the Gallery.

Private San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and San Galgano Abbey Tour

San Galgano Abbey - Interior
San Gimignano - La Collegiata - InteriorSan Galgano Abbey - ExteriorMonteriggioni - PanoramaMonteriggioni - Piazza RomaSan Gimignano - view from the topSan Gimignano - view

From: $82.14

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a full day excursion. Enjoy this fantastic journey and discover two beautiful medieval towns in TuscanySan Gimignano and Monteriggioni, and the Abbey of San Galgano.

Your first stop will be the beautiful San Gimignano. The town’s fourteen medieval towers are visible from a great distance, giving the hilltop settlement a remarkable and unforgettable skyline. San Gimignano is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Tuscany, boasting beautiful buildings such as churches and palazzos. You will have time to discover this gorgeous city on your own. We suggest to visit the wonderfully preserved main square called the Piazza della Cisterna, and the 13th century Palazzo del Popolo, San Gimignano’s town hall. Both the plaza and the Palazzo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the many churches present in San Gimignano we recommend a visit to the two biggest ones: the Collegiata in the Piazza del Duomo and the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino. Both churches contain beautiful frescoes and other important artworks. After your tour try one of the delicious restaurant of the city where you can taste the mouth-watering local cuisine!

Next you will visit the enchanting medieval village of Monteriggioni. Here you will have time to visit the city on your own. We suggest to walk around the distinctive circular walls that surround the village; to visit Piazza Roma with its Romanesque church and Renaissance Palaces. Later you will continue your tour with the visit of the unique ruins of the San Galgano Abbey.

At the end of the visit you will return back to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of San Gimignano

– Independent visit of Monteriggioni

– Independent visit of San Galgano Abbey

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– San Gimignano

– La Collegiata Duomo of San Gimignano

– Monteriggioni

– San Galgano Abbey

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Umbria and Sagrantino Wine Tour

Spoleto - Rocca Albornoziana - view
Spoleto - Roman TheatreBevagna - Piazza SilvestriBevagna - Church of Madonna della NeveMontefalco - viewMontefalco - Chiesa di Santa LuciaSpoleto - Village - view

From: $156.72

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

09:00 AM

Mon,Tue, Wed, Thu, fri, sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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Your private Umbria and Sagrantino Wine Tour will take you on an amiable journey to discover the gorgeous towns of Spoleto, Bevagna and Montefalco.

Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Rome to take you on a full day excursion. Your journey will start straightaway while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car. Leaving Rome you will head to the North and pass through the gorgeous countryside. Your first destination will be beautiful Spoleto.

Spoleto is one of the oldest cities in Umbria. It is located on a low hill at the base of the Apennines and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the Roman domination Spoleto was also famous for its wine. Your driver will leave you close to the central Piazza del Duomo. From here you can start your tour of Spoleto on your own time. We suggest to begin with the visit of the 12th century Duomo of S. Maria Assunta (Assumption of Mary) a beautiful example of Romanesque style. The Cathedral houses the tomb of the famous artist Filippo Lippi and an original letter wrote by Saint Francis of Assisi. Walking around Spoleto its history will unfold in front of your eyes. In particular the roman presence is still strong: the Ponte Sanguinario (Bloody Bridge) dated 1st century BCE is a unique reminder of that period. Another exceptional attraction of the city is the symbol of Spoleto: the Albornoz fortress.

After your tour of Spoleto meet with your driver: is the time to try the famous Sagrantino Wine! Visiting a typical winery you will taste three famous wines of the area: Rosso di Montefalco (Red of Montefalco) a simple red table wine, the sophisticated Sagrantino Wine and a dessert Wine.

Now your driver and guide will bring you to visit the beautiful town of Bevagna. You will have the time to discover this small beautiful city on your own. We suggested to start your tour from Piazza di Silvestri the principal square of Bevagna. Here you can admire Palazzo dei Consoli, a beautiful example of gothic architecture, and the Church of St. Sylvester and St. Michael built by the architects Brunello and Ridolfo during the 12th century. A fountain was added in the 19th century. The Churches of St. Francis and of The Madonna of the Snow are worth a visit too. They were built on an area were once stand a Roman Temple and the Roman Bath.

Meet again your driver and continue your journey visiting Montefalco. The town has many beautiful churches that spaced from the Romanesque to the Renaissance style. Discover them on your own time. The most famous one is the deconsecrated Church of St. Francis today converted into the city’s museum. Another beautiful church is the one dedicated to Saint Agostino, it is a lovely example of gothic style. The most important public buildings of the city are located in the central Piazza del Comune; they were all built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) in particular has gorgeous windows dated 13th century and a beautiful 15th century portal.

At the end of the tour you will return to your accommodations in Rome.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Wine Tasting

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Spoleto

– Visit of Bevagna

– Visit of Montefalco

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour

Orvieto - Tetti
Orvieto - Street viewOrvieto - Pozzo San Patrizio - viewOrvieto - Piazza della RepubblicaOrvieto - LandscapeOrvieto - Duomo - side viewOrvieto - Pozzo di San Patrizio - interiorCività di Bagnoregio - viewCivita di Bagnoregio - PiazzaCivita di Bagnoregio - houses

From: $140.50

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

08:00 AM

Mon,Tue, Wed, Thu, fri, sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up in the morning to bring you on a charming full day excursion to Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, two gorgeous central Italy towns.

Your first stop will be Orvieto which is one of the leading art cities in Umbria. Thanks to its unique location and its stunning defensive tuff‘s walls Orvieto is considered one of the most spectacular towns in Europe.

Your driver will leave you in the central Piazza del Duomo. From here you can start your tour of Orvieto on your own time. We suggested to begin with the visit of the 13th century Duomo di Orvieto (Orvieto’s Cathedral) with its five bells added during the renaissance period. Then you may continue your tour exploring Via del Duomo surrounds by numerous beautiful buildings. Keep walking until you arrive in front of the 13th century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (Palace of the Captain of the people). Going back on Via del Duomo make a right turns on Corso Camillo Benso until you reach the beautiful Palazzo Comunale. While you wandering around this enchanting city try one of the many delicious restaurants that the town offers; the truffle pasta is Orvieto’s specialty dish. Afterwards meet again your driver who will take you to the unique Pozzo di San Patrizio (St. Patrick’s well). Once you arrive at the well you can decide if you want to go down the 248 steps or just admire the building from the outside.

Your tour will now continue with the visit of the city of Civita di Bagnoregio a unique small town that dangerously hangs from a tuff hill. Your driver will stop on a panoramic terrace opposite to the city to give you the opportunity to enjoy a stunning view of Civita di Bagnoregio. You will then reach the spectacular bridge that connects the city with the rest of the world.  As you cross the bridge you will pass through the Etruscan Gate and you will be able to walk around the city admiring the beautiful medieval buildings with their magnificent Renaissance doors that lead nowhere; visit the nice San Donato Church. A small terrace is located at the end of the main street; from here you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Calanchi Valley.

At the end of your visit meet your driver again to return to your accommodations in Rome.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Orvieto

– Visit of Civita di Bagnoregio

– St. Patrick’s Well

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation