Private Dog Friendly Tour To Tuscany And Lazio - 7 Nights

Private Dog Friendly Tour to Tuscany and Lazio - 7 nights

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Friday: Rome - Orvieto - Monteriggioni

Pass By: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy
Arrival in Rome Fiumicino airport, meet your alivePets tour escort and transfer by deluxe mini bus to the resort in Monteriggioni (Tuscany) with a stop for lunch and guided visit in Orvieto.
Upon arrival you will receive your portable dog kennel where your little one will be staying while travelling on the bus near you.
Water will be provided on the bus. A dog lunch box will be also provided.

Stop At: 05018 Orvieto, Province of Terni, Italy
Once in the city center, our little ones will be able to stretch their legs by walking to our restaurant.
A brief stop to serve a gourmet lunch for your dogs prepared by a professional pet chef, before reaching the restaurant.

We will relax for lunch in a typical "trattoria" restaurant where you will discover some dishes, typical of this region. Umbrian cuisine is very rustic, often called “cucina povera”, or peasant cooking, which simply means it is built on traditional dishes created with minimal ingredients and preparation methods that rely heavily on local products such as grains, vegetables, fresh herbs, and of course olive oil, Umbria's liquid gold.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Duomo di Orvieto, Piazza del Duomo 26, 05018, Orvieto Italy
After lunch we will meet our private English speaking licensed guide and enjoy a walking tour of the historical center.

The Umbrian hill town of Orvieto, set on a natural pedestal, lives up to its elevated position: it is unspoiled, uncrowded and home to some of the most beautiful buildings in Italy.

Built over several generations, the Duomo is one of the seven wonders of Italy; and the dense, organic, medieval fabric of the town dictates the human scale of today's "centro storico", with its cafés and restaurants, its bookshops, artisans' workshops and antique emporia, its lack of traffic and general air of cultured, calm well-being.

Orvieto is a city with over 3000 years of history that never ceases to be discovered because its subsoil conceals another city half buried underground. A set of caves, wells, and tunnels that are open inside the tufa walls. Some underground places are still used as private cellars, others offer an unmissable attraction to visitors.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch in a typical "trattoria" restaurant where you will discover the Umbrian cuisine and gourmet dog lunch box.
• Dinner: Tuscan dinner at Borgo San Luigi and gourmet dog box dinner prepared by a professional dog chef.
Accommodation included: Hotel Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni.
4-star in a 17th century palace, with park and pool.

Day 2: Saturday: Monteriggioni – Val d’Orcia (Montepulciano & Pienza)

Stop At: Val d'Orcia, Italy
After your buffet breakfast at the hotel, we will start our tour of Tuscany and visit its most beautiful area, the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage area.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: 53045 Montepulciano, Province of Siena, Italy
Our first stop will be in Montepulciano.

Dog break!
Our best friends will stretch their little legs and walk with us into town!

Standing high atop a hill in southern Tuscany, not too far from Siena, Montepulciano is a medieval town of rare beauty, a must see while visiting Tuscany. The city, full of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners, boasts vast panoramas all over the wonderful Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys that surround it.

A visit to the ancient De Ricci wine cellars located underground and accessible via a monumental equestrian staircase, with its impressive brick texture, is a voyage in time and history.
From the entrance you descend in sacred silence to the central part of the amazing cellar, characterized by a dense texture of terracotta. The cellar is subdivided into three longitudinal aisles where massive pillars (6.70 mts) support immense cross vaulted arches, which make it resemble to a Roman-Gothic Cathedral.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, near Montepulciano Italy
Following the visit of Montepulciano, we will drive towards the charming village of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Pienza is a tiny village located amidst gentle undulating hills and wonderful natural landscapes. Pienza enjoys a strategic position standing high atop a hill, dominating all the Orcia Valley with extraordinary views.

This charming village is widely known as the "ideal city of the Renaissance".
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Azienda Agricola Santa Giulia, Localita Santa Giulia 48, 53024 Torrenieri Italy
After visiting Pienza your adventure will continue to a small boutique winery near Montalcino, where the Terzuoli family will welcome you to visit and taste their food and amazing wines. Welcome to the Santa Giulia winery!

Dog break! / Dog gourmet lunch!
The agricultural estate of Santa Giulia has been the property of the Terzuoli family since 1950. It extends over 18 hectares in the north-eastern part of Montalcino at 300 m. above sea level.
Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino and Merlot are the result of a craft carried out with dedication, care and competence.

You will enjoy a delicious homemade Tuscan lunch with fresh pasta, cheese, cold cuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, all produced at the estate and a wine tasting like no others!
Our dogs will savour the optional gourmet lunch especially prepared by a professional pet chef.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel Borgo San Felice 4*, Monteriggioni
• Lunch: At winery, homemade Tuscan lunch with fresh pasta, cheese, cold cuts, EVOO, balsamic vinegar. Gourmet dog lunch box.
• Dinner: Tuscan dinner at the Borgo San Felice 4*, Monteriggioni. Gourmet dog dinner prepared by a professional dog chef.
Accommodation included: Hotel Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni.
4-star in a 17th century palace, with park and pool.

Day 3: Sunday: Lucignano

Pass By: Lucignano, Lucignano, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
Enjoy your breakfast and board the mini bus for another extraordinary adventure in the heart of Tuscany to discover another side of its culture, its food and wines.
The best way to learn more about the gastronomy of this region is through a visit of a true Tuscan farm!

Stop At: Fattoria Santa Vittoria, Via Piana 43 Localita' Pozzo, 52045 Foiano Della Chiana Italy
Dog break! Dog gourmet lunch!​
You will reach the wonderful Fattoria Santa Vittoria, founded in 1800 and taken by the Niccolai family.
Set in a picturesque vineyard, the Fattoria is a tranquil old Tuscan “Podere” (old farmer’s house).
Your little friend will enjoy a walk with you around the vineyard and the olive trees until you'll reach the Silvestri water stone mill where the Niccolai family mills its Ancient Wheat.
The old wheat has been selected hundreds year ago when farming was pesticide and chemical free. They grow high and fight against the wild weeds.
After this refreshing walk, you will be welcomed inside the farm and you'll visit the winery.
This farm produces wines by blending the best grapes varieties of their vineyards such as: Sangiovese, Pugnitello, Foglia tonda, Cabernet, Grechetto, Semillon, Malvasia, Traminer, Incrocio Manzoni and others.
You will learn all about the winemaking process and history, also enjoying a wine tasting before starting your cooking class!
Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: 52046 Lucignano AR, Italy
Dog break!
After your visit at the Fattoria Santa Vittoria, we will proceed with a stop in Lucignano, a small medieval town. its cobbled streets and its wonderful architecture will take you back in time as you admire the many masterpieces of this small Tuscan jewel.​
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In the late afternoon, we will return the Borgo San Luigi resort where you will relax, enjoy the pool and the garden.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Walls of Monteriggioni, P.za Roma, 53035, Monteriggioni Italy
After some time for yourself at the hotel, you'll board our minibus once again to go to the wonderful town of Monteriggioni to enjoy a dinner in the Osteria Antico Travaglio, located within the walls of the Castle in a pitcuresque and charming medieval setting.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni
• Lunch: Cooking class at a traditional Tuscan farm with lunch and wines.
Also a dog cooking class!: prepare a pet Tuscan meal!
• Dinner: Dinner in the Osteria Antico Travaglio, located in Monteriggioni, inside the Castle in a charming medieval setting.
Accommodation included: Hotel Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni.
4-star in a 17th century palace, with park and pool.

Day 4: Monday: Pet photoshoot day! - Florence

Stop At: Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni, Tuscany
Buffet breakfast at the resort and time at leisure.

Today you can book your 30 minutes session with our professional pet photographer.

You will create a memorable portfolio. Every animal has his own personality and our photographer will immortalize that in a fun and creative style and provide you with a spectacular artwork that you will treasure for life!
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany
When you’re not busy with the photoshoot, why not take advantage of the down time to explore the beautiful city of Florence?

We will have ready for you the minibus for two departures to this wonderful city, one in the morning and the second in the afternoon ensuring that you have enough time to discover the city before or after your photoshoot experience!
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany
You will board the minibus with your little friend to reach Florence.

You will arrive in the Sant'Ambrogio market, the perfect place to discover the fresh products of the city! You will meet with your Private English speaking guide in the market and wander through the busy streets of one the most important art capital in Europe.

Visit the heart of the city, the Piazza della Signoria, with the majestic Palazzo Vecchio stands and where the Loggia dei Lanzi houses original statues by great artists.

Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery and continue to Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge of the city and also the most picturesque!
Discover how this particular architecture hides one of the most sublime secrets of the city, the stunning Vasari Corridor connecting Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace.

Discover the Medieval district where you can admire the House of Dante and the Duomo Square, with the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Brunelleschi’s Cupola.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel Borgo san Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni.
• Dinner: Special farewell Tuscan dinner at the hotel Borgo San Luigi and gourmet dog dinner prepared by a professional dog chef.
Accommodation included: Hotel Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni.
4-star in a 17th century palace, with park and pool.

Day 5: Tuesday: Civita di Bagnoregio - Grottaferrata

Stop At: Civita di Bagnoregio, 01022, Bagnoregio Italy
After breakfast, we drive towards Rome and it's countryside!
On the way, we will stop at the dying city.... Civita di Bagnoregio was founded by Etruscans 2.500 years ago!
It is a magical, surreal, place located on top of a tuff hill that can only be reached by crossing a narrow pedestrian bridge. From there you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Lazio region.

Nick-named "the dying town", due to the constant erosion of the tuff rocks where it is placed, this citadel has Etruscan and Medieval origins. Suspended in time and space, Civita di Bagnoregio is one of the most beautiful Italian villages.

Dog break! / Dog gourmet lunch!
We will take our dogs and walk the long bridge that connects Civita to the rest of the world. A nice walk that will lead us to the city center.
Once in the village we will take a rest and offer our little friends a nice gourmet food break.
We will walk around the village and enjoy a nice lunch in this magical place before returning to the minibus.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Grottaferrata, Grottaferrata, Province of Rome, Lazio
In the mid-afternoon, we will pass near Rome and reach a little charming town located in the Castelli Romani area just outside the Eternal City, Grottaferrata.

Once lying amid vineyards, Grottaferrata is today one of the most elegant town in the Castelli Romani region. The small town is particularly known for the Abbazia di San Nilo (Abbey of Saint Nilus) around which the residential area developed throughout the centuries. Even nowadays, the Abbey is considered the town's landmark.

Dog break! / Dog gourmet dinner!
We will then arrive at our hotel, the beautiful Park Hotel Villa Grazioli.
A spectacular villa overlooking the Roman countryside.
Once settled into our comfortable rooms, we will have a special welcome dinner in the park and taste the Roman cuisine! So many local specialties and wines. Are they going to be better than the Tuscans?!

For our dogs, the gourmet dinner box especially prepared by a professional pet chef, will be available in your room.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni.
• Lunch: Lunch in Civita di Bagnoreggio at a local trattoria.
• Dinner: Welcome dinner in the hotel's park and taste the Roman cuisine! So many local specialties and wines.
Accommodation included: Park Hotel Villa Grazioli 4*, Grottaferrata.
Ancient cardinal villa in a panoramic position. Splendid frescoed rooms.

Day 6: Wednesday: Rome

Stop At: Rome, Rome, Lazio
Following your buffet breakfast, we will discover the Eternal City for a full day.
Our minibus will leave the hotel and take us to the city center of Rome for a visit of the Ancient City.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy
Start your experience right outside the famous Colosseum. Here your expert guide will give you an introduction to the Colosseum, its creation, the histories and tales of the Gladiators.

After the introduction, the guide will take us inside the Colosseum (we will avoid queues with a fast track priority access) and - since our little friends are not allowed inside - our dog escort will take care of them while you enjoy the visit.

Once inside we will explore the magnificent structure and have a special access to the Gladiator floor!
Roam the 80 arches and meander through the walkways where spectators would have gathered to watch the games.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy
Following the Colosseum visit, we will head off to the Palatine Hill, the social, political, and religious centre of the Roman Empire.

Our expert guide on Roman History, will tell you all the about the myths of Remus and Romulus, the founders of Rome.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy
Next, head down to the Roman Forum, the center of Ancient Rome and public life. Take in the incredible ruins and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Capitoline Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
You will end your tour of Rome on the Capitoline Hill, reaching the Terrazza Caffarelli a magnificent and exclusive location, situated just next to the Capitoline Museums.

Here you will admire the Capital City, getting lost amid the timid rooftops of the houses located in the heart of the Eternal City, and enjoy an espresso like a true local. ​

First Ladies and Heads of States from all over the world can confirm the unique and unrivalled beauty of the Terrazza Caffarelli. A location that will enchant you and will make your relaxing moments, special.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trastevere, 00153 Rome Italy
In the late afternoon we will have a fun Street Food tour!

From behind-the-scenes visits to delis and cheese shops, to your very own pizza-making class, you’ll get a 360-degree experience of one of the greatest foodie cities in the world.

Your tour begins in a place that is surprising to many, but not to anyone who knows anything about the history of Roman Food: the old Jewish Ghetto.

In the company of your expert foodie guide, you’ll pop into one of the neighborhood’s beloved trattorias and taste traditional, seasonal Roman starters as you learn how Jewish culture has influenced Roman food over the course of some 2,000 years.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Isola Tiberina, Rome Italy
Leaving the Ghetto, you’ll continue your food tour to taste and learn the history of gastronomy in Rome.

You’ll learn about the long history of local cheesemaking as you taste Pecorino Romano and other Italian cheeses over a bottle of local white wine.

Pairing food and drink is very important to Romans so, why not try other iconic pairings, such as the deep-fried mozzarella and rice balls called supplì with a glass of Italian craft beer.
Craft beer in Italy? That’s right, Italians are some of the most enthusiastic brewers in Europe and their beer is just one of the many unexpected highlights of this experience.

Another is the encyclopaedic range of charcuterie, from salamis spiked with fennel, truffles or Barolo wine, to cured pork and a few surprises, you’ll enjoy a wide range of meats along with a nice glass of red wine.

Be sure to save some room because we have saved the best for last.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Trastevere, 00153 Rome Italy
After a quick tasting of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you’ll taste the most famous Italian dish: pizza!
The dough, already risen and waiting, will be kneaded out into a (near) perfect circle; after spreading just the right amount of tomato sauce, your pizza will be ready for you!
Finally, you’ll do as the Italians do and stroll comfortably through the city, stopping for a cup or cone of gelato.
This tour is wonderfully in-depth and hands-on. As you eat your way through the city and its history, your guide will tell you all the littel secrets and curiosities about this amzing city.
You won’t just leave with a full belly; you’ll leave with a lot of new knowledge of Italian food.

Dog break! / Dog gourmet dinner!
After this fun and interesting progressive dinner, we will board our minibus and return the hotel where you will have plenty of time to feed your best friend with another meal prepared by a professional dog chef.

The evening will be at leisure at the hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Park Hotel Villa Grazioli 4*, Grottaferrata.
• Lunch: Coffe' break at the Terrazza Caffarelli in Rome
• Dinner: In the late afternoon we will have a fun Street Food tour!
From behind-the-scenes visits delis, cheese and pizza shops.
Accommodation included: Park Hotel Villa Grazioli 4*, Grottaferrata.
Ancient cardinal villa in a panoramic position. Splendid frescoed rooms.

Day 7: Thursday: Frascati- The Roman Castle area

Stop At: Frascati, Frascati, Province of Rome, Lazio
After the buffet breakfast at the hotel, spend your morning at leisure in the hotel. Relax in the park with your little friend and enjoy the swimming pool. The gourmet dog lunch box will be available for you prepared by our professional pet chef.

In the afternoon you will board the minibus to explore the beautiful area of Castelli Romani, starting with Frascati.

Dog break!
​On our first stop the dogs will be able to stretch their little legs while we meet with your English speaking licensed guide to explore the town of Frascati in a private walking tour.

This town is the most famous of the area, renown for the elegance of the Ville Tuscolane and its gastronomic specialties.

The Ville Tuscolane are the Renaissance villas where the Roman nobility would reside.
Frascati is also very famous for its excellent wines and delicious food! You will end your walking tour with in the Antico Forno Ceralli to taste their famous pizza and the porchetta.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cantina Ceccarelli, Piazza San Rocco, 00044 Frascati RM, Italy
The discovery of the Frascati gastronomic treasures can’t be complete without a wine experience!
You’ll board your minibus again to reach a farmhouse in the middle of the Frascati countryside

Dog break!
Once you’ll reach your destination, the Ceccarelli farmhouse you’ll be surrounded by the vineyards and welcomed by wine experts who will show you the secrets of the wine making process in a exclusive private tour of the farmhouse.
Here, you will have the opportunity to have a complete wine tasting experience of local wines.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 00044 Frascati, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Following this unique wine experience, we will head towards Casal Montani, in the heart of Frascati.

​Dog break! Dog gourmet dinner!

​Casal Montani is located on the Frascati hills, surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees. It is an unmissable destination for those who love tasting local products while surrounded by nature.

Here our little friends will be able to enjoy the garden of the farm while you cook your own pizza, followed step by step by a professional pizzaiolo.

You’ll have your dinner in the garden, playing with your dog while admiring the sunset and tasting your own creation!
Your little one will have his gourmet dinner box prepared by a professional pet chef.

Later, we will return to the Park hotel Villa Grazioli where you can rest with your dog after your final night in the charming region of Lazio.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Park Hotel Villa Grazioli 4*, Grottaferrata.
• Lunch: Pizza and porchetta tastings at Antico Forno Ceralli in Frascati.
• Dinner: Wine tasting at the Ceccarelli farmhouse and cook your own pizza, with a professional pizzaiolo at Casal Montani.
Accommodation included: Park Hotel Villa Grazioli 4*, Grottaferrata.
Ancient cardinal villa in a panoramic position. Splendid frescoed rooms.

Day 8: Friday: Rome Airport

Stop At: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in Rome based on your flight schedule.

This memorable adventure has come to an end, however its memories will last forever!
Our assistance at the airport will make sure you clear to go home!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Park Hotel Villa Grazioli 4*, Grottaferrata.
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Rome

Rome, capital city of Italy, is known as the “eternal city”, also as “Caput Mundi”, which means capital of the world in Latin. It has more than 280 fountains and more than 900 churches. The coins that are thrown in the Fontana di Trevi are donated to a catholic charity.