Tuscany. A joy for all the senses
Porsche Travel Experience Tuscany
Delicious food, exquisite wine, picturesque landscapes and romantic roads. Join us on an adventure to the land of the renaissance and experience la dolce vita, Porsche-style
Day 1: Arrive and marvel at the splendourAs soon as you land at Florence Airport you notice the seemingly endless rolling hills for which Tuscany is so renowned – and which you will explore in the days ahead. The cars, which will take you on your adventure, await you in the car park of your first hotel. If there is one thing that can compete with the picture-postcard landscape of Tuscany, it is the sight of the sports cars assembled together. Your hotel is also a sight to behold. When you lay eyes on the Monteverdi, you will think that you have spontaneously travelled back in time 500 years. With painstaking attention to detail, the medieval facades of an abandoned village were rebuilt and transformed into a unique boutique hotel. Perched high on a hill, in the middle of picturesque countryside, the hotel offers unique panoramic views. And it is the perfect place to get to know your travel companions over dinner and drinks.
The Tuscany landscape offers a unique panoramic view
The Tuscany landscape offers an unique panoramic view
Day 2: From bend to bendThe next morning, you will take position behind the wheel directly from the breakfast table and hit the roads for the first time. On the way to restaurant Il Silene in Seggiano, you go from one bend to the next, taking in views fitting for a postcard. The sports car follows your commands precisely and whisks you along the winding roads as if on rails. Even the odd pothole cannot spoil the views here. Passing Monte Amiata, you then return to the tranquillity of the Monteverdi in the afternoon. In the evening, you will see that the Porsche Experience doesn’t end once you park your car. Florentine steaks are grilled over an open fire, while the setting sun casts the valley in a warm golden light.
Tuscany regional wine selection
Tuscany regional wine selection
Day 3: Princely viewsAt exactly 9.11 am, day 3 kicks off with a winding route towards Siena. Cypress trees guide you along the near 100-kilometre route, passing through pretty villages with their traditional terracotta houses and snaking alleyways, the unmistakable sound of sports exhaust systems reverberating like a wake-up call through the sleepy hamlets. You will reach the old fortress walls of the former city state, and one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, at lunchtime. The old town of Siena has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1955 – and when you take a tour through the city, you will see why. Gothic buildings everywhere. Small boutiques as far as the eye can see. And the alluring scent of street cafés in the air. This is picturebook Italy. After lunch at Osteria Le Logge, you continue on towards Casole d’Elsa in the afternoon via the old abbey in San Galgano. You will arrive at your next hotel, Castello di Casole, at sunset. The former manor house is perched majestically on a hilltop and offers magnificent panoramic views in the evening.
View of the cathedral of Siena
View of Siena cathedral
Day 4: Pure delight at first glanceThe fourth day offers one highlight after another, each one seen through your own windscreen. You can see the foot of the Apennines mountain range appearing on the horizon, a deer may be spotted from time to time in either direction, while panoramic views around every corner keep you wanting more. You will stop for lunch in the fortress town of Volterra. Inside the city walls, you will enjoy a delicious meal at Enoteca del Duca restaurant with wonderful views over the area. Then, you head northwards, where the next delight awaits – in the form of majestic bends through the picturesque countryside between Il Castagno and San Gimignano. You will arrive back at Castello di Casole during the ‘golden hour’, where you can bring the day to a relaxing close in the enticing spa facility at the hotel.
Panoramic views on Tuscany’s landscape around every corner
Panoramic views on Tuscany’s landscape around every corner
Day 5: Like a fairy taleThe next day takes you through Chianti, the world-famous wine region, and is one of the most picturesque stages of the entire tour. The switchbacks wind their way through mossy woodland and countless vineyards. The clouds hang over the hills on the horizon and immerse the landscape in a mystical, almost unreal light. For you, this is sports car driving straight from a storybook. The Porsche sticks to the asphalt, and not even the twisting roads can disturb it in the slightest. The former Benedictine monastery Badia a Coltibuono, where you can have lunch, is also straight from a fairy tale. You will reach your destination of the day, Florence, at dusk. And this is where life really fizzes with excitement. You will feel this as soon as you catch up with the city traffic – and also later when you take a stroll from your hotel, Four Seasons Firenze, through the lively alleyways in the city centre to the Boccanegra. The restaurant is one of the highlights of the tour. With specially created delicacies and one of the oldest wine cellars in the city, you will enjoy a typical Tuscan evening to the fullest.
Chianti – the world-famous wine region
Chianti – the world-famous wine region
Day 6: Home straight in sightAs the saying goes: "You should always keep them wanting more." To round off the Porsche Travel Experience, we take this literally. On sections of the famous Mille Miglia road race, we send you back and forth over the Della Futa and Della Raticosa passes and through dynamic switchbacks. With breathtaking views of the valleys that couldn’t be any more beautiful, it's a fitting conclusion to an unforgettable tour. When you look back over the highlights of the last days with your travel companions in the evening, you may feel a little nostalgic. But don’t worry, you can always come back again. And before you set off for home on day 7, we invite you to join us in exploring why Florence has been described by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Stroll through the city’s winding alleyways, taking in majestic palaces, monuments, museums and countless cafés. Of course, this doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye, but in Italian, “Ciao” doesn’t just mean “Goodbye”, but also “Hello”. And in this case, hopefully also “Until we meet again.” So, with this in mind, “Ciao, bella!”
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