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Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome

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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Visit two of Tuscany’s spectacular hilltop towns on a full-day, small-group tour from Rome to Cortona and Arezzo, and discover historic architecture, artwork, and neighborhoods with views of the Tuscan countryside. Take in film locations from ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ and ‘Life is Beautiful’ as you spend the day with a knowledgeable guide, exploring Tuscany at its most picturesque. This full-day tour includes pickup at centrally-located Rome hotels, and is limited to 15 people for a personalized experience.
  • Full-day trip to Cortona and Arezzo from Rome
  • Visit Tuscany on a day trip
  • Tour film sites from two beloved movies
  • Guided tours of both destinations
  • See important art and architecture
  • Small group tour limited to 15
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Rome
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotel inside aurelian walls)
Small group limited to a maximum of 14 people
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available or all the accomodation within the Aurelian walls

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Start with morning pickup at your hotel in Rome, then leave the city behind on the 127-mile (204-km.) trip to Arezzo, whose expansive plaza was part of the set for Roberto Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful.” The historic center sustained heavy bombing during the Second World War, but you’ll find wonderful architecture that’s survived through the centuries. See the Church of San Francesco Arezzo, a medieval landmark with a cycle of vivid frescoes that includes 'Legends of the True Cross' by Piero della Francesca, then visit the Arezzo cathedral to see gorgeous stained glass and another Piero della Francesca work, 'Mary Magdalene.'

From Arezzo, continue to Cortona, a hilltop city with a long history. Join the guide for a tour of the places where “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed, with plenty of time to see the town’s most beautiful (and unusual) places. One highlight for many visitors is the elegant Bramasole, a key setting in the movie and perfect example of a classic Tuscan villa.

Following your time in Cortona begin the return trip to Rome, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Church of San Francesco Arezzo
The Basilica of San Francesco is a late Medieval church in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. It is especially renowned for housing in the chancel the fresco cycle Legends of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza Grande
Piazza Grande is the heart of Arezzo and is one of the most beautiful piazzas in Tuscany, thanks to the buildings coming from different periods in history that overlook the piazza like a stage setting. Known for its odd form because of it being built on a downhill slope, during the Middle Ages, the piazza was the location for the market, and during the Renaissance it became the center of the city’s civic life. Every first weekend of the month, on Saturday and Sunday, the Piazza also hosts the major Antiques Fair, one of the most important of its kind in Italy, established in 1968.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bramasole
Frances Mayes lived villa Bramasole and, in 1996, she published the book "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy". The book is a memoir of Mayes buying, renovating, and living in an abandoned villa in rural Cortona in Tuscany. The villa Bramasole built in 1504 was used as the location for the 2003 film Under the Tuscan Sun.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eremo Le Celle
Known as Le Celle, this Franciscan hermitage is just five kilometres from Cortona at the feet of Mount Sant’Egidio. It was erected between 1211 and1221, and it briefly housed St Francis of Assisi himself in his lifetime.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica is the heart of Cortona. It has been the center of the city since Roman times when the Forum was located here. The focal point of the Piazza is the Palazzo del Capitano that was built in the 1200s as the seat for the "captain" (the poltical ruler), the striking bell tower was added in the 15th century. It served as cardinal's residence for a time before becoming the town hall.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Margherita
Basilica of Santa Margherita is a Neo-gothic style, Roman Catholic church, located just outside the Tuscan town of Cortona, Italy, at the intersection of Via delle Santucce and Via Sant Margherita, on a hill just below the Fortezza Medicea, and dedicated to a native saint of town (Margaret of Cortona)
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Semi Private Tour
  • We suggest to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, bring a bottle of water; in winter, don't forget an umbrella
  • The pick-up is provided only for the hotels located in the centre of Rome, so it is important to communicate the name and address of the hotel where you are staying, to organize the service in the best way
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cortona and Arezzo Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Rome.

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Caroline C
, Oct 2017
Our trip to Cortona and Arezzo with Maximilliano was a highlight of our trip. It was a special day we will always remember. Max was prompt, professional and so knowledgeable. We enjoyed being in his company. He is a wonderful driver and guide. We could not have asked for better. Thank you Max for a special day. Tanti auguri. Both Cortona and Arezzo were special places to visit. Thank you Viator for having them on an itinerary.
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Jet32416329879
, Jun 2019
viagem excelente que a viator proporcionou . Não completou grupo e manteve o compromisso mandando um carro com motorista Top e guia de excelente qualidade para nossa viagem. Obrigado viator
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