Travel Experience - Tuscany

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Day 1

Those who land in Florence usually never want to leave. However, those who are taken to the Hotel Monteverdi Tuscany in Sarteano in the province of Siena will not regret it. A romantic gravel road leads uphill to a magical refuge – consisting of three exquisitely restored ancient villas, a small, but stylish boutique hotel featuring luxurious rooms and suites, a spa, the ‘Oreade’ restaurant, a wine bar, a private art gallery, wonderfully situated terrace gardens and much more. The picturesque mountain village is all about art, culture and indulgence – and creates the perfect balance between history and the conveniences of modern living. An aperitif with wonderful views of the Val d’Orcia and dinner in the top-class hotel restaurant start off an unforgettable trip through Italy in style.

Did you know...? According to UNESCO, Florence is home to almost one third of the world’s protected works of art. These include the entire historical centre of the city as well as individual monuments and palazzi.

Day 2
Sarteano – Pescina – Sarteano

Olive groves, grapevines and cypresses as far as the eye can see. In between: high performance sports cars - ready to conquer the winding country roads of the region. The start time is flexible. Those who would like to make the most of the many amenities available at the unique hotel ensemble in Sarteano can wait until the next day to get behind the wheel. The rest will start off today – on a dream route via Seggiano to the medieval town of Pescina. Here, The Restaurant Il Selene combines the timeless elegance of traditional cuisine with the avant-garde. Panorama fans will be delighted by the combination of the Tuscan villages of San Quirico d'Orcia and Radicofani. Another highlight is the spectacular evening buffet in one of the villas on the hotel grounds with original grilled Florentine steaks.

Did you know...? Bistecca alla fiorentina (Florentine-style steak), often simply referred to as F
Day 3
Sarteano – Siena – Casole d’Elsa

Siena is not just one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany, but in all of Italy. Thanks to its well-preserved red-brick Gothic style, it is also known as the ‘red city’ and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. So, there is no time to lose and the journey moves on directly to Siena from Sarteano. During a guided tour of the city, the central square, the Piazza del Campo, is a must-see. Located in a narrow side street, Osteria le Logge serves up expertly prepared quality products for lunch that have caught the eye of the Michelin Guide testers. After dessert, the horsepower of the Porsche models is put to the test once again – for the spectacular drive to the hotel Belmond Castello di Casole. In the midst of green hills and rambling vineyards, the day ends with typical Italian ease in the hotel’s traditional trattoria.

Did you know...? During the guided tour through Siena, visitors should watch out for the many different types of doors and gates and soak up the atmosphere at Piazza del Campo. It has played host to the Palio di Siena horse race since the Middle Ages. Ten of the seventeen city wards compete against one another in the race twice a year.
Day 4
Casole d’Elsa – Volterra – Casole d’Elsa

Driving through Tuscany is like visiting an art gallery. Outside the car windows, the picturesque landscapes change almost with every passing second. Alternatively, during a one-day break at hotel Belmond Castello di Casole, a beautiful experience with exceptional views is guaranteed. The way from Casole d’Elsa to Volterra by Porsche is a thrilling drive, accompanied by green forest and the breathtaking vastness of the Berignone and Masso delle Fanciulle nature reserves. The Italian culinary wizardry can be savoured with an opulent lunch at Ristorante Enoteca Del Duca. The journey back to Casole d’Elsa also has some amazing sights in store, as it takes in the ‘Manhattan of the Middle Ages’. The San Gimignano skyline is dominated by around a dozen towers. Evening at the hotel is all about ‘La Dolce Vita’ – with a tasting of the hotel’s own wines and a delightful culinary surprise.

Did you know...? Volterra is also known as the city of secrets. There are many reasons for this: From its once strategic position and many cultural influences to the striking Medici fortress – an imposing castle that looks over the city and can be seen from afar thanks to its huge towers.
Day 5
Casole d’Elsa – Gaiole in Chianti – Florence

Chianti has long been synonymous with exquisite red wine. The landscape of this world-famous wine-growing region with its typical vineyards, chestnut forests and oak trees is the perfect place to take a drive in a Porsche. Of course, it is not just the wine growers in the region who know their trade, but also the chefs. The team at Ristorante Badia a Coltibuono in Gaiole uses traditional Tuscan recipes and give them a highly artistic note. The destination on the second day’s stage is the place where every art lover longs to be: Florence. Right in the heart of the city, the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze opens its doors to the tour group. After a short walk through the city in the evening, the Italian hospitality will be again demonstrated during dinner.

Did you know...? Dante Alighieri, Niccolò Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Galileo Galilei – the list of famous people who once lived and wielded their influence in Florence is practically endless.

Day 6
Florence – Savigno – Florence

In many countries, a thousand miles is just a distance. In Italy, it is a legend. Driving pleasure is redefined on an original section of the Mille Miglia. Accelerating, braking and manoeuvring the Tuscan bends from the driver’s seat of a Porsche – this will create memories that will never fade. And this drive is one of them. Approaching Savigno, it is time to make a pit stop. At Amerigo dal 1934, the starting grid will discover the finest products in the region during lunch and an exclusive balsamic vinegar tasting. On the final stage back to Florence, the goal is still to relish every hundredth of a second. Optionally, the city’s most beautiful shopping streets invite the participants to take a grand shopping trip during the day. Whether it is Mille Miglia or Via Tornabuoni, in the evening, everybody will celebrate the crowning glory of their trip with a satisfied smile over dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze.

Did you know...? The Mille Miglia race took place every year from 1927 to 1957. After a long break, the race relaunched with some elaborately restored vintage cars in 1977. Among the excited participants were Wolfgang Porsche and his son Ferdinand in a 356 Speedster – with the starting number 356, of course.