From the ten-year experience of Montaresi limousine comes the Montaresi Viaggi DMC, a travel agency that will offer you the possibility to organize and book your excursion when you are on holiday and, if you want, to have an authorized guide reserved only for you during all the daily trip that will accompany you in the beauties of Tuscany and its coast.
The wonderful bay of Portofino, surrounded by the greenery of the promontory, is a typical Ligurian fishing village. Now one of the most famous and exclusive resort of the world, this town is the favourite of international celebrities, yet still retains an atmosphere of bygone days, rich in traditions of the sea and local craftsmen.
A visit to Brown Castle and a walk up to St. George’s church and on to the lighthouse should not be missed and also a visit to San Fruttuoso abbey, built in the 11th century.
In 1901 Ruggero Valentini, the pioneer of tourism at Portofino, transformed this Villa into Grand Hotel Splendid and since its beginning the hotel has played host to the most famous and noble families in Europe and the most notorious people of the international jet-set.
The Cinque Terre, characterized by typical narrow lanes called “carrugi” and colourful houses lie on the Ligurian coast, where the foothills meet the sea. This tour is realized using a public boat starting from Lerici to Cinque Terre and you can stop and visit the one you prefer.
VERNAZZA: It is considered the pearl of the Cinque Terre.
MANAROLA: Its name comes from “ Manium Arula”, that means “dead souls temple”. Above its hills you can see vineyards of the famous dry white wine, Vermentino.
MONTEROSSO SUL MARE: The reddish colour of the hills at sunset or maybe the colour of the lord’s hair that inhabited the castle gave the name “Rubra” at this village.
CORNIGLIA: It stands high above the sea, on a large natural terrace.
RIOMAGGIORE: “Rivus Major” is the ancient name of the biggest river which crossed the village.
A walking trail, well known as Sentiero Azzurro (“Light Blue Trail”), connects the five villages. The trail from Riomaggiore to Manarola is called Via dell’Amore (“Love Walk”) and is wheelchair-friendly.
Who doesn’t know the leaning tower of Pisa? Most people come to Pisa to visit it as one of the seven wonders of the world. However, it’s not the only attraction that the city has to offer to the tourist.
Every historical period that Pisa had gone through has left precious proof: from the Etruscan to the contemporary, crossing the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Mannerism and Romanticism.
Pisa reached its apex between the 11th and the 13th century: architects, sculptors, painters came to create its cathedral, the baptistery, the leaning tower and the monumental cemetery.
Pisa is also a lively city thanks to its famous university founded in the 14th century; walking through alleys you arrive in Piazza dei Cavalieri where you can visit Palazzo dell’Orologio that recalls the legend of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca who, accused of treachery, was locked up with his sons and grandsons to starve to death. On the way back, we shall stop at S.Piero a Grado, in the west part of Pisa, where St.Peter is supposed to have set foot on Italian soil for the first time.
Still enclosed in its 16th and 17th century walls and bastions, Lucca reflects in a peaceful way the passing of times, epochs and art expressions. In fact, Lucca remained for almost 4 centuries the only independent Tuscan city until Napoleon whit the French army invaded it in 1799; an important detail is understanding the discretion, beauty and pride of Lucca citizens, also called “Lucchesi”. The city of hundred churches can be discovered walking or bicycling along narrow, winding streets leading to the Roman Amphitheatre, San Michele’s Church and the Cathedral, housing the “Volto Santo”, a special symbol for the city. Lucca remains fascinating as it offers the authenticity of a very old preserved city where real modern people still live with elegance and calm. Be our guest in this exploring trip: walk on the Walls and have a coffee in the heart of the city!
Founded in 59 B.C. as the roman Veteran’s colony inside the fertile Arno Valley, flourishing Florentia developed over the centuries into the absolute ruler of Tuscany and even today it’s an administrative capital and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Under the Medici Family Florence became the cradle of Renaissance and brought forth artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Every street, every church, every palace tells you about the story of glory, pride and power of that time.
Walk through cathedrals, the Brunelleschi’s giant dome, the baptistery and Ghiberti’s door, that Michelangelo called the Gate of Paradise, Michelangelo’s David that hovers over Piazza della Signoria and also Ponte Vecchio with the goldsmiths offering their wares, Palazzo Pitti and the Baroque church of S.Maria del Carmine with the beautiful Brancacci Chapel and Masaccio’s frescoes.
Let yourself slowly move through 30% of the world’s treasures.
Whoever visit Carrara marble basins remains astonished by the winding and steep roads which winds up to highest peaks.
To see from a distance trucks which incessantly challenge technical and human limits, make us rise the wish to try the same thrill.
Thanks to special off road 4×4 vehicles and to highly skilled drivers, your private tourist guide will take you up to 900 mt. of altitude, in a unique and magnificent scenery, where extremely detailed information about both ancient and modern methods of marble extraction, will be given.
The special marble basins where the “lardo” is kept are first rubbed vigorously with garlic and spices; then the rectangular bacon fat blocks are placed in the basins and each layer is flavoured with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, peeled garlic, rosemary and sage as well as cinnamon, coriander, clove, anise and marjoram.
Once refreshed, we decide to dare more upward travelling up, up to more than 1200 mt. of altitude where, in front of an amazing panoramic view, will be not difficult to meet angels.
Strong emotions and 2000 years of history and culture. It is possible to extend the excursion visiting a spectacular underground marble quarry and, later, a marble saw-mill and a sculpture atelier.
The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions, Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the “Palio”, a house race held twice a year. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first inhabited in the Etruscan time by a tribe called the “Saina”.
The Roman origin accounts for the town’s emblem: a wolf nursing Romulus and Remus.
Statues and other artwork depicting a wolf nursing the young twins Romulus and Remus can be seen all over the city of Siena.
The picturesque city remains an important cultural centre, especially for humanist disciplines. The shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, the town square, is another architectural treasure, and is famous for hosting the “Palio” horse race.
Siena retains a ward-centric culture from medieval times. Each ward called “Contrada” is represented by an animal or mascot, and has its own boundary and distinct identity.
Ward rivalries are most rampant during the annual horse race in the Piazza del Campo.
Relax and enjoy the day admiring the picturesque landscape while drinking a glass of wonderful red wine!
Bolgheri is a delightful village surrounded by pretty towers, small villages and gorgeous castles that belonged to Della Gherardesca family from medieval times.
This tour will bring you in the marvellous Etruscan countryside and unforgettable Carducci’s poems will take you through the charming cypress avenue.
Bolgheri is well know especially for its high quality wines.
The ”DOC” production area is cultivated to an extremely interesting tiny plot of land that spreads from the plains up to the hills.