Rolling hills, expansive views – Tuscany at its best
Day 1 Chiantishire
Your transfer from the airport to the hotel will give you a good idea of what to expect in the coming days. Your trip will get off to a grand start when you check into boutique hotel Borgo Scopeto Relais****, a former aristocratic estate, from where you’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent view over Siena as you eat your lunch on the terrace. Your heart will start beating even faster when you start the ignition for the first time and drive off in your Mercedes-Benz SL classic car. The rolling hills of Chianti between Florence and Siena, with their famous wineries, are symbolic for Tuscany. The world-famous cultural landscape of Chianti is characterized by its old castles and palaces, as well as dense woodland and vast forests. And of course, itʼs important to pay a visit to one of the charming wineries. Stop off at one of the world’s oldest wineries, also the ancestral seat of a noble family, enjoy a welcome dinner there together.
Pienza and Crete Senesi
Fantastic scenery that will set your heart alight lies ahead of you today. Follow quiet country roads through the Crete Senesi, characterized by clay, cypress trees, expansive fields of grain and oak forests. There, where Tuscany is at its most beautiful, you will find the small town of Pienza, designed by Pope Pius II as an ʼideal cityʼ. Your tour guide will not only show you the castle and impressive Renaissance palaces, but youʼll also have the chance to stroll through small, winding alleys and along the boulevard of Corso Rossellino. After all that culture, your classic car will be eager to get going again. Charming vineyards and the town of Montepulciano will provide the backdrop to your return journey. In the evening, the old town of Siena invites you to enjoy a stroll and itʼs up to you to decide where to eat tonight.
Volterra – City of Alabaster
The drivers among you can celebrate: todayʼs route is the longest and most varied. Through land cultivated since ancient times, peppered with majestic villas, medieval castles and quiet, remote monasteries, you will drive along this panoramic road to the Etruscan town of Volterra, taking in San Gimignano en route. During your guided tour of Volterra’s picturesque old town, youʼll be amazed by the artistic skills of the Alabaster artists in one of the studios. Vineyards with world-renowned names and the Tuscan “Ore Mountains”, from which the ancient Etruscans gathered their riches, are characteristic of the landscapes that will accompany you on the classic car stage that will take you back to your hotel. In the evening, youʼll dine in an old wine cellar, the atmospheric hotel restaurant La Tinaia, where youʼll be treated to new culinary delights based on the finest local recipes.
Siena – Gothic city jewel
Attracted by their beauty, the rolling hills around Siena have always inspired many artists. Let your gaze wander once more from your roadster into the idyllic distance before dedicating yourself to the cultural legacy of this city ( UNESCO World Heritage Site ) on your tour of Siena . The cityscape is dominated by the mighty cathedral made of black and white marble, whose artfully decorated marble inlay on the floor has achieved worldwide fame. In time for your return flight, we will bring you to Florence Airport, with memories of eventful days and an authentic driving experience at the wheel of our Mercedes-Benz SL traveling in your luggage. Arrivederci and see you soon!