News: Porsche Tour of Tuscany
Porsche Travel Club has been offering exclusive driving experiences for over 15 years. Giving participants the opportunity to experience the feeling of driving a Porsche on very special routes throughout the world. These fascinating tours are the perfect opportunity to leave everyday cares behind and enjoy the world’s most beautiful locations behind the wheel of a Porsche. What all routes have in common is that the participants stay at some of the best hotels in the world and dine at exclusive establishments.
Tuscany is well-known for its southern flair and unmistakeable Italian charm. Typical features include hilly landscapes dotted with pines, cypresses, olive groves and vineyards. Tuscany is also an important centre for connoisseurs of good food, and art especially the art of engineering. What can be more wonderful than discovering the many assets of the region in a Porsche?
You will be collected at the airport in Florence and driven to your accommodation for the next two nights – the Castel Monastero near Siena. Relax with an aperitif on arrival before enjoying dinner in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant Contrada.
Castelnuovo Berardenga – Montepulciano – Castelnuovo Berardenga
A section of a legendary race course awaits you at the very start of the tour. You climb into a Porsche and set out on the trail of the famed Mille Miglia. You will then have lunch at the Restaurant La Grotta near Montepulciano. Afterwards a round trip takes you to San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza and Radicofani before returning to your hotel. Savour a lovely dinner along with a tasting of typical Tuscan wines in the cosy wine cellar of the hotel restaurant La Cantina.
Castelnuovo Berardenga – Siena – Casole d’Elsa
This day takes you to Siena, a city rich in history. Following a guided tour of the city and a leisurely lunch, it’s time to get back behind the wheel. The day’s destination is the Hotel Castello di Casole.
Casole d’Elsa – Volterra – Casole d’Elsa
The route on day 4 takes you to Volterra. After a generous lunch break at the Restaurant Enoteca Del Duca, it’s time to drive on a serpentine route back to the hotel in Casole d’Elsa. The evening will be spent at a beautiful wine-growing estate.
Casole d’Elsa – Gaiole in Chianti – Florence
After breakfast it’s time to leave this area for a visit to the equally famous Chianti wine region. You’ll have lunch at the Ristorante Badia a Coltibuono in Gaiole in Chianti. Your destination for the last two nights is the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Florence, an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the city.
Florence – Savigno – Florence
The final leg of the tour is, once again, all about recapturing the spirit of the Mille Miglia. Be sure to savour every one hundredth of a second in your “bella macchina” as you take on the curves of this marvellous central Italian region, for there is something else that appeals to the senses as intensely as the historical landscape and the significant cultural heritage behind it: your Porsche. The next pit stop is the Restaurant Amerigo dal 1934 by Savigno. Your final evening is spent at the Boccanegra restaurant in the heart of Florence.
Naturally we will bring you to the airport from the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze on your departure date. Then it’s time to say good-bye. What remains? Many memories of an incomparable journey.
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