Bocelli Countryside Escape and Visit to Pisa (A Small-Group Tour)

9 hours | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | L I 1 - 3 4 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Volterra
The ancient walled town of Volterra is anchored by its gorgeous central Piazza dei Priori, showcasing a remarkable collection of architectural marvels, including the Palazzo dei Priori, a Romanesque Cathedral and the current city hall with its medieval frescoes. Visitors wander the charming maze of narrow streets lined with artisan shops and cafes and view the Roman Theater, a natural amphitheater whose origins extend to the end of the first century A.D.
Lajatico
Andrea Bocelli hails from Lajatico, and despite traveling the world, his hometown remains close to his heart. The maestro often rides on horseback from his home in the tranquil countryside to Lajatico's city center, where he built a multi-use complex and museum dedicated to his career and music. Bocelli also commissioned the building of the Teatro del Silenzio, an Italian open-air amphitheater with a small lake surrounded by travertine blocks and modern art sculptures, where he performs a summer concert annually.
Bocelli Farmhouse and Vineyard
The Bocelli family has been in Lajatico for generations, and their farmhouse and vineyard celebrate their deep ties to the land. Nestled in the heart of the Val d'Era region, the family estate is lovingly tended to by Andrea Bocelli's brother and family. The fragrant vineyards and lush olive groves produce exceptional Tuscan wines and aromatic olive oil. A tour of the vineyards offers guests insight into the cultivation and harvesting of the grapes used to produce their fine varietals.
Pisa
Pisa is one of Tuscany's most beautiful cities. Here, you will see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Il Campo dei Miracoli, or "the Field of Miracles," home of the famed Leaning Tower, as well the duomo, the baptistery, and Piazza dei Miracoli.
What you will see along the way:
Settle in for a drive through the idyllic Tuscan countryside, where flourishing vineyards and lush olive orchards patchwork the hillsides, and rural farms, romantic towns and magnificent cypress trees offer the quintessential Italian experience.
Shopping:
Visit an Alabaster laboratory and workshop, where the art of carving the elegant stone is performed with as much passion and love as it was in the past. Visitors can witness the ancient craftsmanship firsthand, then shop for unique pieces such as statues, boxes, lamps and jewelry.

Lunch:
At Officine Bocelli Restaurant, members of the Bocelli family will first host a private wine tasting experience as well as offer samples of the family's oil and honey products. Then, you'll be treated like royalty with a sumptuous three-course meal-antipasto, first course, second course with a side dish, dessert, wine, coffee and water-showcasing the exquisite cuisine of the Tuscan region.

Special Notes:

Please note, free time may be modified to adhere to local regulations and guidelines for COVID 19 protocols.

On Monday call dates, the Officine Bocelli restaurant is closed, therefore lunch will be served at an alternative venue.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Meet & Greet transfer to Volterra . Guided Tour ending at medieval Piazza dei Priori.

Transport type:
Car
Time at site:
03:00
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit to the Teatro del Silenzio amphitheatre in Lajatico.

Transport type:
Car
Travel time:
01:00
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Chauffeure to the Bocelli Farmhouse, also located in Lajatico. They will begin with a guided tour of the vineyards in Poggioncino.

Transport type:
Car
Time at site:
00:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Visit the Bocelli wine cellars and learn about the wine making process

Time at site:
00:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

The tour will then move to the Officine Bocelli Restaurant, where members of the Bocelli family will host a private wine tasting experience with the clients

Time at site:
02:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

The final stop on the tour will be Pisa: clients will be chauffeured to Piazza dei Miracoli and time on their own.

Time at site:
01:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes