Bus2alps is riding to even more destinations for Summer 2011. This summer, we will be rolling out day trips to Siena’s famous horse race Il Palio, a Big Tuscan Wine Day, Perugia & Assisi, and Verona’s Opera. This is in addition to our already popular day trips to Cinque Terre, Venice, Naples, and Tivoli & Gandolfo.
Big Tuscan Wine Day
Taste the treasures of the Tuscan countryside
Tuscany is one of the world’s most lush regions, boasting top-notch wines and produce, in addition to tranquil rolling hills. Iconic medieval villages and sprawling vineyards dot this majestic landscape. Taste the incredible wines and views of Montepulciano and Montalcino, and discover why Pope Pius II was so proud to call Pienza home, with a remarkable day in Tuscany.
Included is: Round trip private coach transportation, Bus2alps trip leader, wine tasting and vineyard tour in Montalcino, wine cellar tour in Montepulciano, and tour of Pope Pius II’s Palace in Pienza
Visit the home of Romeo and Juliet and hit up the Verona Opera set in one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in all of Italy. Take a walking tour through the city and visit Juliet’s House and Balcony, Piazza Erbe, Piazza Signori, Romeo’s House, the Santa Anatasia Basilica, The Roman Arch Bridge dating from 100BC, and the Duomo. We give you plenty of time to explore the city before heading to the amphitheater to experience some ancient Italian entertainment.
Included is: Roundtrip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C and W/C, Bus2alps Trip Leader, Bus2alps city guide, walking tour, and Opera tickets.
Medieval Horse Race and Parade
Il Palio dates back to the 1100’s and has been attracting spectators from around the world ever since. A spectacular pageant with traditional costumes and performers precedes the race where, jockeys ride barebacked in the Piazza del Campo. The race itself is often perilous with riders being thrown and horses finishing without their jockeys. Feel free to explore the ancient city before the race or claim a good spectator spot for the day. After the race, join in the massive celebrations throughout the city.
Included is: Roundtrip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C and W/C, Bus2alps Trip Leader, Bus2alps city guide.
Perugia & Assisi
Ancient Etruscan & Roman History Meets a Modern Art Scene
Perugia is a famously preserved Italian hill town full with ancient architecture, churches and museums. Wander the square, check out the ruins, and marvel at the medieval cathedrals and palaces. Next stop Assisi a city known the world over and the birthplace of St. Francis. We visit St. Francis’ Basilica, perhaps the most well know site in Umbria and home to some of Italy’s most beautiful frescoes.
Included is: Roundtrip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C and W/C, Bus2alps Trip Leader, Entrance to St. Francis’ Basilica, Bus2alps city guide.