The vivid and gritty city of Naples greets you this morning on your Bespoke Wine Region Tour of Italy! Our charismatic, local guide will be awaiting you, to take you on a fascinating tour around the historic centre, its buildings slowly falling apart but packed with layers of ancient art. Naples is the oldest constantly inhabited town in Europe, with layers of civilization having created what astounds you today. The centro historico (old town) is not everybody’s cup of tea as it can be quite loud and disheveled, but character, it has! Among the narrow, graffitied streets and run-down palazzi there are some historical jewels waiting to be discovered. Visit serene medieval churches with beautiful frescoed ceilings, incredible sculptures and if you wish, experience Napoli Sotterranea (underground Naples), a labyrinth of ancient, very narrow and dark tunnels, hidden below the city that hold the ruins of 2,500 years of history! It would not be a food and wine tour of Italy without a delicious Neapolitan cuisine lunch. At a beloved and authentic trattoria/restaurant, taste the dishes that have made Naples world famous: spaghetti with clams (spaghetti alla vongole), pizza (pizza originated here), mozzarella di bufala, rum baba, zeppole and sfogliatelle.
This late afternoon has you visiting the next region of your tour; bucolic Tuscany. Catch the high speed train from Naples to Florence and watch the Italian countryside change as it whizzes from region to region! Your Florentine abode is a 4* boutique hotel set along the edge of the Arno river, a short stroll from the vibrant heart of Florence. This late afternoon our chauffeur will transfer you to Naples train station where you will catch the high speed train to Florence (business, 1st class seats). This evening, after you have checked into your fantastic hotel, why not enjoy the local cuisine just outside your doorstep, as your beautiful hotel is located right at the edge of the picturesque River Arno.
Tour in a nutshell: Chauffeured transportation. Private guide tour of Naples old town. Authentic Neapolitan cuisine lunch. High speed business class train to Florence. Overnight in a 4* palace hotel in Florence.