Enjoy a private door-to-door transfer from Rome to Florence with 90 minutes of sightseeing in Civita di Bagnoregio, 75 minutes of sightseeing in Montepulciano and 1 hour of sightseeing in Lucignano.
Civita di Bagnoregio - The Shrinking Garden of Eden
On a lush plateau, this ancient city is overflowing with lush greenery as it slowly returns to the earth.
Founded by the Etruscans around 2500 years ago, this ancient city is slowly shrinking as the rock plateau it was built on erodes away. Thanks to its relative isolation, the town hasn’t changed much over the centuries, even with two World Wars. The main threat to the city’s history is what makes it so beautiful: the porous volcanic stone it sits atop is quickly eroding. The boyhood home of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274, has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita was beginning to decline, and an earthquake at the end of the 17th, sent the town’s government moved to the suburb of Bagnoregio. Since then, it’s been known as ‘The Dying Town’, with a population that varies from about 12 people in winter to more than 100 in summer.
Montepulciano - Medieval town of rare beauty
Steep, twisty, cobbled lanes clamber up through an ancient, stony cityscape draped over a ridge
Renowned for its pork, cheese, "pici" pasta, lentils, and honey, it is known worldwide for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile among Italy's best. The city, full of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches and hidden corners, boasts vast panoramas all over the wonderful Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys that surround it. It has one of the most intact and architecturally unified historic centres of any Italian town: within its walls, no major building work has taken place since 1580. Piazza Grande is the heart of Montepulciano and the setting for its main events, including the barrel-racing Bravio delle Botti contest held in August every year and much more. Just be prepared to share the town: Montepulciano has received great attention following the filming of the vampire saga Twilight sequel New Moon here and has seen a notable increase in visitors.
Lucignano - Where Gold Grows on Trees
At the heart of the concentric rings of medieval streets stands a 13th century town hall, home to the magnificent Golden Tree.
With its concentric rings of elliptical streets, which have remained intact over the centuries, the small village of Lucignano is an extraordinary example of medieval town planning. As visitors make their way through the narrow streets, to the heart of the village, the town's rich history comes to light. The Square of the Tribunal, lined with churches, and beautiful stone buildings is overlooked by the the 13th century Town Hall. Inside, the village museum houses classic artwork, and the unmissable Golden Tree.