Villas, castles, and gardens of Siena
The programme includes:
- Two (2) nights in a double room with breakfast
- Welcome drink (Friday)
- Day-long guided tour (Saturday)
- Entrance to gardens (Saturday)
- Dinner at a restaurant (Saturday)
EUR 485.00* per person, double occupancy
*Price based on accommodation at the Hotel Palazzetto Rosso and Hotel Athena. Additional EUR 100.00 for the Grand Hotel Continental or Hotel Certosa di Maggiano. (Prices valid for min. 2 participants.
Extras: Private transfers available upon request.)
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Check-in at the pre-booked hotel upon arrival in Siena. Late afternoon meeting with the tour representative for a short welcome briefing followed by an aperitif in a spectacular location in the heart of Siena. Dinner (not included) and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then, meet up with the guide and depart for Sovicille to visit the garden of Villa Cetinale, better known as the “citrus garden”; the Parco della Tebaide, and the Romitorio, which is connected to the villa by a long avenue of cypress trees and a steep flight of steps, in perfect alignment with the villa, called the “Scala Santa”. We will continue along the unpaved road through the woods and arrive at the Castello di Celsa. The Celsi nobles, who took ownership in the 15th century, transformed the fortress into a villa in the 16th century to a design by Baldassarre Peruzzi, who is also credited with the design of the circular chapel in the garden below. The villa, which underwent a neo-Gothic renovation in the 19th century, is currently owned by the noble family Aldobrandini. The imposing building, the elegant gardens dating back to the 17th century, and the adjoining park offer visitors an impressive spectacle.
Lunch (not included) at one of the typical “botteghe” in the area.
Following lunch, we will journey south to visit the borgo di Torri and its marvellous cloister, divided into three overlapping orders of loggias. The oldest part, the lower one, dates back to 1189 and is made entirely of white, red, black, and green polychrome marble.
Return to Siena afterwards, with time to freshen up at the hotel before meeting for dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by farewells and either free time to continue exploring the city or departure for home.