Day-trips from il Mulino Torigiani.

There are any number of possible day-trip options, and some of the most popular are listed below. If you and your group would like to explore other options not listed here, just ask us and we'll be happy to share our local knowledge with you.

 

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description: Lucca is one of Europe's few remaining walled cities with it's early roots dating back to Rome. Lucca is built in the plains and as such, easily walkable for all ages. Safe, charming, and many shops & restaurants, but don't leave until you've walked the tree-lined boulevard on top of the city walls.

distance from il Mulino: 25 min

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florence

description: Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is one of Italy's most important cities and there are a wide variety of museums & churches. Visit the open-air leather market, and high fashion from Italian designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Gucci.

distance from il Mulino: 1 h 20 min

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pisa & viareggio

description: Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as the Cathedral and Baptistry which live literally, and figuratively in the shadow of The Tower and just recently celebrated their 900th anniversary. Next drive to the coastal town of Viareggio for sun, waves and appetisers at a seaside cafe for the sunset.

total drive time: 2 h 30mins.

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cinque terre

description: Drive to the five coastal villages of the Cinque Terre and take the ferry boat between towns with breathtaking vistas of the landscape. Hike, swim, shop and dine on fresh seafood dishes served with locally produced white wine. You may even try the local limoncello. Salute!

distance from il Mulino: 1 h 42mins.

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siena & san gimignano

description: Stroll through the winding medieval streets to the large central square called “il Campo” where twice each summer they have a horse race called “The Palio”. Tour Siena's one-of-a-kind Cathedral. Next drive to San Gimignano, famous for its ancient towers, for sightseeing, shopping and gelato.

total drive time: 4 h 45mins.

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vineyard tour in chianti

description: Professionally guided tour of one of Chianti's oldest vineyards with a written history dating back to 1150. Tour the grounds and hear about the Castle's past and it's unique tie to one of Americas first European explores. After passing through the 1,000 year old cantina it's off to a 5-course lunch and wine tasting.

distance from il Mulino: 1h 30mins.

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description: This can be done in one long day, but there is a lot to see and you won't be able to see it all. Choose from ancient Rome featuring the Roman Forum & the Colosseum, The Vatican and renaissance Rome, or City Tours to view modern Rome which hit many of the popular hot spots.

transportation: high-speed train.

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description: Like day-tripping to Rome, Venice can also be done in one long day. The fast train will take you right to the island of Venice. Take a water taxi down the Grand Canal to Saint Mark's Square. Shop & sightsee, take a gondola ride through the picturesque canals, and dine on the local quinine.

transportation: high-speed train.

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    Want to travel to Italy, but you don't want the hassle of renting a car and driving, finding restaurants and accommodations, dealing with museum entrance fees and hiring local Tour Guides? AncoraItalia Tours can help. We specialises in small-group tours with an emphasis on personal service. All you and your group have to worry about is getting to Italy, and we'll take it from there. We'll pick you up at the airport and that's the last thing you'll have to worry about.

tours include:

• All transportation in-country and
  pick-up & drop-off at airport.

• All accommodations.

• All meals with local wine.

• All entrance fees.

• All local tour guide fees.

• Custom-designed tour booklet.

• Personal guides Doris & Doug.

For more information on our AncoraItalia Tours, visit our website www.ancoraitalia-tours.com or click on the link below:

  We have four standard Tours that we offer, but we can also work with you to customize a personal Tour that works for you. We've hired the local Tour Guides, eaten at the restaurants and stayed personally in each accommodation. We're familiar with local customs, we speak the language, and we'll have everything organised before your arrival to insure that you and your group will have a memorable Italian experience.

Please reference the calendar below for tour availability:

AncoraItalia 7 - 10+ day tour packages