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Tuscany's Treasures

A taste of Tuscany - food, wine, art, history and scenic landscapes, Tuscany is a delight for all your senses.

  • Italy

  • 7 nights
  • Breakfast & dinners, plus 1 lunch.
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    Oct

  • Adagio

Tour codes: 51700

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Adagio

Our range of Adagio leisurely walking holidays and sightseeing tours are designed at a slower pace than the average Ramblers Walking Holidays, perfect for those who would like to slow things down but keep active. 

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • A light lunch, wine and olive oil tasting in the fairy-tale village of Montecatini Alto.
  • Enjoy Tuscan dinners in a mixture of local restaurants and the hotel's highly rated restaurant.
  • Discover Florence and Siena with a local guide.
  • Travel across Tuscany by train on most days.
  • Visit some of Tuscany's finest places, including Pisa, Pistoia and San Gimignano.
  • Enjoy wine tasting and cook your own Tuscan dinner at a local farm.
  • Spend the evening in Lucca for a concert featuring works by local man Giacomo Puccini.

Tuscany, a region home to culture, art, history, food and wine! Known as the birthplace of Italian Renaissance, Tuscany’s beautiful cities and towns are home to magnificent churches and cathedrals, as well as numerous art galleries and historical architecture.

We stay in Montecatini Terme, charming town in the Tuscan province of Pistoia. Known as an ancient spa town, this beautiful centre is decorated with elegant architecture, ornate fountains, and beautiful thermal baths.

During this holiday we’ll immerse ourselves in Italian culture and Tuscan cuisine. On most days we’ll use local trains to explore this picturesque region and Tuscany’s treasures such as Pisa, Pistoia and San Gimigano. A local guide will show us the highlights of Florence and Siena.

We have time to discover the local cuisine, and enjoy dinner in the hotel and local restaurants in Montecatini Terme. On one evening we will have dinner in a local restaurant in Lucca and on another we visit a local farm where we will learn about Italian cuisine, and spend the evening cooking our own traditional Tuscan dinner and enjoying local wines! One light lunch with wine is included at a local villa where we’ll also enjoy olive oil tasting.

Food, wine, art, history and scenic landscapes, Tuscany is a delight for all your senses!

  • Return flights from London to Pisa
  • Airport transfers
  • All local transport costs including train travel
  • Ensuite accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinners taken in the hotels restaurant and in local restaurants
  • 1 light lunch with wine plus olive oil tasting in Montecatini Alto
  • 1 cooking lesson and wine tasting at a local farm
  • Entrance to music concert in Lucca
  • Tipping to local providers
  • Guided tour of Florence
  • Guided tour of Siena
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Montecatini Terme

Meals

Dinner

We fly to Pisa Airport and transfer by private coach to Montecatini Terme. If there is time, your leader will take you on an orientation walk of the area.

Transfer Time = 50 minutes

Day 2

Montecatini Alto

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Time

    3-4 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

We explore Montecatini Terme before walking to Montecatini Alto, a medieval hilltop village with scenic panoramic views across the countryside. This historical village is filled with picturesque buildings and medieval architecture. There are beautiful churches and ancient walls originally built to defend Montecatini. We’ll explore the village before taking a scenic walk to picturesque I Cipressini Villa for a light lunch with wine plus olive oil tasting. We can take a scenic walk back to the hotel, or you can choose to take the funicular ride down to Montecatini Terme, a short walk from the hotel.

Day 3

San Gimignano and Siena

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

  • Time

    1 hr 30 hours

  • Distance

    1.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    60m

A transfer takes us to San Gimignano for a walk around its 13th century walls for incredible panoramic views. San Gimigano’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site with well-preserved gothic and roman architecture and is known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages with its hilltop skyline of towers. There are just 14 towers remaining of the original 72 towers. Capture the scenic panoramic views of the countryside from the walls.

We transfer to Siena, a beautiful medieval city perched on three hills. Siena is home to Il Campo, the central Piazza of the city, and a UNESCO world heritage site. It has not changed much since the 14th century. You’ll see streets decorated with wonderful boutiques and sweet scented pastry shops. The open air museum is impressive, and the 12th century grand cathedral is home to incredible art works and spectacular marble floors.

Day 4

Florence

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

The train takes us to Florence, a UNESCO world heritage site and a magnificent city, the birthplace of the Reniassance. A local guide will introduce us to the main sights and beautiful architecture, its artistic galleries, the many glorious churches, historical museums and marble palaces. We’ll explore the magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria. The Arno River separates the narrow cobbled streets of the old town and the bustling ambience of the modern town. 

You will have free time in the afternoon to explore Florence, perhaps visit the famous Uffizi gallery. Please be aware that tickets for the Uffizi will need to be purchased well in advance, these are not included in our holiday cost. 

Day 5

Pistoia and Prato

The train takes us to Pistoia, a roman town known for contemporary art located in northern Tuscany at the foot of the Apennine mountains. Although this town is small and less known than its renowned neighbouring cities, Pistoia’s main square boasts an array of historical attractions including picturesque frescoes, medieval churches and contemporary art, so much so that Pistoia was the European city of culture in 2017. Twice a week the main square is transformed into a vast market selling traditional local produce. 

After exploration, we’ll take a short train to ride to the historical city of Prato, known for its textile industry and Biscottti di Prato, twice baked almond biscuits.

Look out for the delicious artisan chocolate made in the Tuscan Chocolate Valley, the area between Pisa, Pistoia and Prato!

Day 6

Lucca

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner in Lucca

This morning is free for you to enjoy before we take a late morning train to Lucca to explore its well preserved historic centre. Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps, this artistic city is a delight to visit. The city is framed by archaeological remains and narrow cobbled streets. There is an impressive amphitheatre and the 12th century St Marti cathedral is spectacular visit. We walk the 17th century high ancient walls, built for protecting Lucca and now one of the city’s main attractions. We walk the walls and enjoy incredible views of Lucca.

We enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in Lucca this evening and experience an evening concert featuring works of the famous Giacomo Puccini, an Italian composter known for his operas (tickets included in the holiday cost).

Day 7

Pisa

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner in a local farm

The train will take us to picturesque Pisa where we spend the day exploring. We’ll visit the well known Leaning Tower and other sights including the cathedral and baptistery in the square of Miracles. 

Keep an eye out for Cecina, a traditional Italian flat bread made with chickpeas from Pisa.

In the evening we will visit Fattoria di Fubbiano, a local farm not far from Montecatini Terme. Here we will have a fun evening enjoying wine tasting and cooking traditional Italian cuisine for our dinner! 

Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

Arrivederci Tuscany! We transfer to Pisa airport for our return flight home

Departure dates for your selected tour

25th Mar 2023 - 1st Apr 2023 (7 Nights)

15th Apr 2023 - 22nd Apr 2023 (7 Nights)

17th Jun 2023 - 24th Jun 2023 (7 Nights)

16th Sep 2023 - 23rd Sep 2023 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from from London to Pisa.
  • Airport transfers by road c. 50 minutes.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Montecatini Terme

Meals

Dinner

We fly to Pisa Airport and transfer by private coach to Montecatini Terme. If there is time, your leader will take you on an orientation walk of the area.

Transfer Time = 50 minutes

Day 2

Pistoia and Prato

The train takes us to Pistoia, a roman town known for contemporary art located in northern Tuscany at the foot of the Apennine mountains. Although this town is small and less known than its renowned neighbouring cities, Pistoia’s main square boasts an array of historical attractions including picturesque frescoes, medieval churches and contemporary art, so much so that Pistoia was the European city of culture in 2017. Twice a week the main square is transformed into a vast market selling traditional local produce. 

After exploration, we’ll take a short train to ride to the historical city of Prato, known for its textile industry and Biscottti di Prato, twice baked almond biscuits.

Look out for the delicious artisan chocolate made in the Tuscan Chocolate Valley, the area between Pisa, Pistoia and Prato!

Day 3

Florence

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

The train takes us to Florence, a UNESCO world heritage site and a magnificent city, the birthplace of the Reniassance. A local guide will introduce us to the main sights and beautiful architecture, its artistic galleries, the many glorious churches, historical museums and marble palaces. We’ll explore the magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria. The Arno River separates the narrow cobbled streets of the old town and the bustling ambience of the modern town. 

You will have free time in the afternoon to explore Florence, perhaps visit the famous Uffizi gallery. Please be aware that tickets for the Uffizi will need to be purchased well in advance, these are not included in our holiday cost. 

Day 4

Lucca

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner in Lucca

This morning is free for you to enjoy before we take a late morning train to Lucca to explore its well preserved historic centre. Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps, this artistic city is a delight to visit. The city is framed by archaeological remains and narrow cobbled streets. There is an impressive amphitheatre and the 12th century St Marti cathedral is spectacular visit. We walk the 17th century high ancient walls, built for protecting Lucca and now one of the city’s main attractions. We walk the walls and enjoy incredible views of Lucca.

We enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in Lucca this evening and experience an evening concert featuring works of the famous Giacomo Puccini, an Italian composter known for his operas (tickets included in the holiday cost).

Day 5

San Gimignano and Siena

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

  • Time

    1 hr 30 hours

  • Distance

    1.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    60m

A transfer takes us to San Gimignano for a walk around its 13th century walls for incredible panoramic views. San Gimigano’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site with well-preserved gothic and roman architecture and is known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages with its hilltop skyline of towers. There are just 14 towers remaining of the original 72 towers. Capture the scenic panoramic views of the countryside from the walls.

We transfer to Siena, a beautiful medieval city perched on three hills. Siena is home to Il Campo, the central Piazza of the city, and a UNESCO world heritage site. It has not changed much since the 14th century. You’ll see streets decorated with wonderful boutiques and sweet scented pastry shops. The open air museum is impressive, and the 12th century grand cathedral is home to incredible art works and spectacular marble floors.

Day 6

Montecatini Alto

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Time

    3-4 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

We explore Montecatini Terme before walking to Montecatini Alto, a medieval hilltop village with scenic panoramic views across the countryside. This historical village is filled with picturesque buildings and medieval architecture. There are beautiful churches and ancient walls originally built to defend Montecatini. We’ll explore the village before taking a scenic walk to picturesque I Cipressini Villa for a light lunch with wine plus olive oil tasting. We can take a scenic walk back to the hotel, or you can choose to take the funicular ride down to Montecatini Terme, a short walk from the hotel.

Day 7

Pisa

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner in a local farm

The train will take us to picturesque Pisa where we spend the day exploring. We’ll visit the well known Leaning Tower and other sights including the cathedral and baptistery in the square of Miracles. 

Keep an eye out for Cecina, a traditional Italian flat bread made with chickpeas from Pisa.

In the evening we will visit Fattoria di Fubbiano, a local farm not far from Montecatini Terme. Here we will have a fun evening enjoying wine tasting and cooking traditional Italian cuisine for our dinner! 

Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

Arrivederci Tuscany! We transfer to Pisa airport for our return flight home

Departure dates for your selected tour

24th Oct 2023 - 31st Oct 2023 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from from London to Pisa.
  • Airport transfers by road c. 50 minutes.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

All Adagio holidays are expertly designed to allow you to immerse yourself in the destination. Leisurely exploration of the must-see, as well as lesser known, highlights together with relaxed enjoyment of local food and wines is what we have in mind. 

There may be days of sightseeing on foot around a spectacular city or unchallenging strolls on easy terrain in open countryside interspersed with winery visits, guided tours, boat trips, cafe stops and traditional restaurants. 

Walks & Excursions

We use a mix of privately hired vehicles, taxis, and public transport which gives us some flexibility in our itinerary. We have a wonderful programme of walking, sightseeing and visits planned to let you fully experience the area along with opportunities to relax at our wonderful hotel and enjoy your surroundings.

Local Costs

Holiday Budgeting

Local transport costs, entrance fees and tips to local providers are included in your holiday price. You may wish to budget for any meals and drinks not included in the holiday arrangements, non-included entrance fees and any optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Tipping

We include tips in the holiday cost and your Adagio Leader will take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers.  If you feel that someone has gone out of their way to make your holiday enjoyable or help you in anyway, please feel free to give a personal tip to the person should you wish. If you are having an independent lunch or other service not included in the holiday arrangements, tipping is at your own discretion.

Your Group

Leaders Evening Briefing

Your Adagio Leader will discuss the programme for the following day with the group at each evening briefing. This will be your opportunity to find out more details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. Also, if you have any questions or concerns on clothing or lunch arrangements, this can be discussed then. If you wish to opt out of the organised group programme, this is fine, just let your Leader know.

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Your Leader

An Adagio Leader will accompany you throughout the holiday. They are all experienced travellers with a love for exploring and will help capture the true essence of the destination with their stories, knowledge and insights.  They are well-organised, pay great attention to detail and enjoy being with people.  They are there to help make your holiday as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Travel Plans

Luggage Allowance & Tickets

When booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday with us, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

Please ensure that the personal details we have on file for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to accurately manage your holiday booking are correct at the time of booking (including health and dietry requirements). You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.adagio.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 386700. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Getting to your Holiday

We fly from London to Pisa and return. We transfer by private coach to Montecatini Terme, which will take approximately 50 minutes.

During the week, we will transfer by train, private coach and taxi.

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Italy, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at hotel. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you wish to organise your own flights from either a non-UK or UK regional airport, or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. If you choose to do this, before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at the hotel. Although airport/train station transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport/train station, depending on your flight/train arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight/train must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight/train to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight/train number, arrival time and departure point so that your Adagio Leader is able to meet up with you.

Coronavirus Travel Advice

Local Guidance & Travel Restrictions

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

The guidance for Schengen border guards may not be updated until the spring of 2022. Until then, for some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

All breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday cost.

A continental breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant and includes delicacies such as hams, cheese, eggs, bacon, fruit and pastries.

We enjoy dinner in the hotels highly rated restaurant and in local restaurants in Montecatini Terme. On one evening we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in Lucca. Local restaurants allow us to enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Italian restaurant along with local diners and the Italian hospitality. Italian dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Usually we can expect a variety of international and local delicacies such as pasta, risotto, meat and fish! 

We’ll be served a freshly prepared three course meal plus a salad buffet at the hotel. You can expect locally produced Tuscan dishes, with soup or pasta for starters, a choice of main dishes, and a tasty dessert.

On one evening we will visit a local farm where we will learn about Italian cuisine, and spend the evening cooking our own traditional Tuscan dinner! Wine tasting will be included too.

In Italy, traditional meals usually have four courses, antipasti, primo, il secondo, and dolce; but this varies depending on restaurants and the regions of Italy.

Antipasti are a traditional course in formal Italian meals and translate as 'before the meal' as they are usually before the primo course. Antipasto refers to one portion and Antipasti refers to more than one portion. This usually includes cured meats such as salami, pepperoni, prosciutto or mortadella. Rich cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, provolone or Parmigiana-Reggiano are also included. Seafood like shrimp, anchovies and salmon are sometimes included too. 

The first course, known as primo, is served as an appetiser and usually consists of rich pasta, soup or risotto. The main course is called il secondo and usually includes meat, fish or vegetarian. The dolce refers to the dessert and ends a traditional Italian meal. Coffee usually follows. 

1 light lunch is included at I Cipressini Villa where we’ll enjoy olive oil tasting and wine. Remaining lunches are not included in the cost of the holiday. Sumptuous markets and food shops are just a short walk from the hotel so picnic supplies of the highest standard will be easily available.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

General Kit List

We recommend you bring the following items with you:

  • Walking boots or shoes with a good sole and waterproof uppers. 
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers. It does rain sometimes!
  • A sunhat, fleece hat and gloves… to cover all weather eventualities.
  • Sun cream. 
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Swimwear in case there is time for swimming if the hotel has a pool
  • A water bottle.  (see Water-to-Go below)
  • A picnic knife, fork and spoon, as required.
  • A simple basic first aid kit.
  • A daypack to hold all the above.
  • Trekking poles (if you usually walk with poles)

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday currency
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found Power Plugs Sockets.

Maps & Guidebooks

Ideal Maps & Guidebooks

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

The Rough Guide to Italy has some useful insights into the area and sites we will be seeing and lots of other in-depth information about the country. 

BBC Second Chance of Summer: Tuscany Season 1

Gino’s Italian Express: Tuscany by Stam

Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy Tuscany

Visit Tuscany 

Lonely Planet: Florence & Tuscany

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Health Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Adagio that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.

Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Looking for travel insurance cover?

If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.

SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We're committed to operating responsible tours in all our destinations as best we can. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. 

Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel Ltd’s (inc Adagio) profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. 

In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

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Italy

  • Capital

    Rome

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Italian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • February

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • July

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • October

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • November

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 96mm

  • December

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

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