Renaissance Italy

Rome to Tuscany, special focus

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This is a special tour for people wanting to learn more about Italy’s Renaissance period – a cultural movement that changed the world.

On a fascinating 3-week journey from Rome to Florence we’ll visit numerous sites – some of them internationally-renowned, some of them little-known gems. Vast palaces and country villas, magnificent cathedrals and quiet chapels, elegant piazzas and ornamental gardens, all of them home to seminal works of Renaissance art and architecture.

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The tour will be led by art historian Phyllis Mossman with the support of Tamarillo Active Travel’s directors Marina Mantovani and Anthony Norris. Expert local guides will also be involved, interpreting the art and introducing the characters behind them - the patrons, politicians and popes whose rivalries fuelled this intense period of growth and the artists, architects and scientists whose strokes of genius drove development forward.

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For anyone wanting to stretch their legs and breathe the country air several guided walks will be offered along the way. For full details and a day-by-day itinerary please click here: Renaissance Rivalry: art patronage from Rome to Tuscany.

More about the  accommodation:

We'll be staying in a succession of 4-star hotels, each of them personally checked out and chosen by Tamarillo Active Travel. We'll stay two or more nights at each place to allow you time to relax and enjoy them. 4 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Orvieto, 3 nights in Siena, 2 nights in Volterra, 3 nights in Lucca and 7 nights in Florence: the itinerary has been carefully designed to be packed with experiences but never rushed. 

 

Click to see Tamarillo's deal on trips for six

'Trips for Six'

Discounts for groups

Get a group of six or more together and reduce everyone’s price.

How it works: Instead of the regular per person price, we’ll give you a special per group price.
As the group's coordinator its up to you to decide how to split the 'Trips for Six' price. You might:

  • surprise your friends and family by paying for everyone.
  • divide the amount equally among all participants.
  • get the rest of the group to share the cost so you travel for free.

Who is it for? Extended families, groups of friends, hiking & kayaking clubs, corporate groups, etc.

'Trips for Six' discounts are available only for bookings made directly with
Tamarillo Active Travel. Contact us to learn more.

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