Italians are known for their passion, be it for food, love or life…. La Dolce Vita!
Spending time in Italy is addictive, one can never get enough and one hopes the feeling will last forever. Journey with me through Tuscany and Umbria regions and nourish your soul.
Italy consists of 14 regions, each revealing its own uniqueness. On this journey we arrive in Venice (Region: North East Italy), proceed to Bologna (Region: Emilia-Romagna) into Region: Tuscany to visit Pisa, Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano and Montepulciano. From Tuscany we proceed to Region: Umbria to experience a bit of Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Orvieto, Gubbio, Assisi, Bevagna & Spello. We also touch on Liguria to experience Cinque Terre. Our journey ends in Rome (Region: Lazio)
In the Emilia-Romagna region, forming the broad corridor (Po Valley) between the cold Alps on the North and the hot Mediterranean South. It is one of the most prosp.erous regions with rich agriculture, historical cities and booming industry. It is a gastronomic centre with Parma ham and Parmesan cheese originally from this area. Bologna, Modena (home of Pavarotti) Parma and Ferrara are the some of the most important centres in this region.
This area holds some of Italy’s most famous artistic treasures together with the beautiful countryside and many medieval villages. It is a heaven where past and present merge. The countryside is filled with vineyards and olive groves together with quaint farmhouses, fortified villas and Middle Age castles. Picture the classic Tuscan countryside with rolling hills of Chianti and dotted with Cypress trees.
I am a freelance tour leader for Dobro Travel, www.dobrotravel.com